Heather Gerken

Yale University - Law School

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

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1.

Uncooperative Federalism

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 118, 2009, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 166
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2010
Jessica Bulman-Pozen and Heather Gerken
Columbia University - Law School and Yale University - Law School
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federalism, autonomy, sovereignty, dissent, cooperative federalism, commandeering, preemption, Printz

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The Myth of the Laboratories of Democracy

122 Colum. L. Rev. 2187 (2022)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 11 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2023
Charles Tyler and Heather Gerken
George Washington University - Law School and Yale University - Law School
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Foreword: Federalism All the Way Down

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 124, No. 1, p. 6, 2010, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 421, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 219
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2011
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
Downloads 684 (72,561)
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Federalism, localism, separation of powers, checks and balances, race, equality, dissent, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, diffusion of power, principal agent problem, servant, sovereignty, special-purpose institutions, administrative law, diversity, voice, exit

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Second-Order Diversity

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 4, February 2005, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 108
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 24 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 23 May 2008
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Dissenting by Deciding

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 30 Mar 2005
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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dissent, local government, jury, First Amendment, federalism, politics of recognition, identity, race, democracy, Sunstein, self-governance, gay marriage

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Federalism as the New Nationalism: An Overview

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 123, 2014, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 500
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Apr 2014
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Federalism, natonalism, nationalist school, cooperative federalism

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The Right to Vote: Is the Amendment Game Worth the Candle?

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 531
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Right to vote, constitutional amendment

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Windsor's Mad Genius: The Interlocking Gears of Rights and Structure

Boston University Law Review, Vol 95, 2015, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 529
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Same-sex marriage, federalism, dignity, equality, rights, structure, Windsor

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The Party's Over: McCutcheon, Shadow Parties, and the Future of the Party System

Supreme Court Review, Vol. 2015, No. 1, 2015, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 546, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. UTPUB631
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Jun 2015
Joseph Fishkin and Heather Gerken
UCLA Law School and Yale University - Law School
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Political parties, campaign finance, McCutcheon v. FEC, shadow parties

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Keynote Address: What Election Law Has to Say to Constitutional Law

Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper, 209
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Election Law, Constitutional Law, Electoral Law Exceptionalism, Equal Protection, Rights, Structure

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The Political Safeguards of Horizontal Federalism

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 509
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Jun 2014
Heather Gerken and Ari Holtzblatt
Yale University - Law School and WilmerHale LLC
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Justice Kennedy and the Domains of Equal Protection

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Sep 2007
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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race, equal protection, desegregation, Parents Involved, domains, elections, Justice Kennedy

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Second-Order Diversity: An Exploration of Decentralization's Egalitarian Possibilities

Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 591
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Nov 2016
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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race, dissent, federalism, localism, decentralization, equality

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Federalism and Nationalism: Time for a Détente?

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 59, No. 997, 2015, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 552
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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federalism, new nationalism, detente, process federalism, political safeguards of federalism, constitutional law, cooperative federalism

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The Taft Lecture: Living Under Someone Else's Law

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 573
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Aug 2016
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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federalism, vertical federalism, horizontal federalism, democracy, sovereignty

16.

Larry and Lawrence

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 20, 2008, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 156
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 May 2008
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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same-sex marriage, liberty, equality, gay rights, LGBT, substantive due process, equal protection

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Lost in the Political Thicket: The Court, Election Law, and the Doctrinal Interregnum

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Nov 2004
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Getting from Here to There in Redistricting Reform

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-15, 2010, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Redistricting, Reform, Elections, Partisanship, Nonpartisan Districting, Model Districting Commissions

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Exit, Voice, and Disloyalty

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 62, pp. 1349-1386, 2013, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 289
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Apr 2013
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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First Amendment, voice, exit, loyalty, federalism, elections, democracy, minorities, decentralization, localism

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The Hydraulics of Constitutional Reform: A Skeptical Response to Our Undemocratic Constitution

Drake Law Review, 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Sep 2007
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Article V, Constitution, amendment, informal amendment, popular constitutionalism, social movements

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A Third Way for the Voting Rights Act: Section 5 and the Opt-In Approach

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 118
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Aug 2005
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Voting Rights Act, Section 5, race, voting, election law, responsive regulation, political participation

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Of Sovereigns and Servants

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 115, No. 9, 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Sep 2007
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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sovereignty, autonomy, separation of powers, local government law, cities, executive power, administrative law

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The Federalis(m) Society

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2013, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 283
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 31 Mar 2013
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Federalism, Affordable Care Act, Sibelius, health care, cooperative federalism, uncooperative federalism, state power, autonomy

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Playing Cards in a Hurricane: Party Reform in an Age of Polarization

Houston Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 596
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 Jan 2017
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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polarization, party reform, campaign finance

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The Two Trends that Matter for Party Politics

89 NYU Law Review Online 32 (2014), Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 524, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 621
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Joseph Fishkin and Heather Gerken
UCLA Law School and Yale University - Law School
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shadow parties, campaign finance, polarization, campaign spending, McCutcheon, McCutcheon v. FEC

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The Loyal Opposition

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 123, 2014, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 501
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Apr 2014
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
Downloads 142 (379,575)
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Loyal opposition, federalism, rights, diversity, dissent, race, equal protection, First Amendment, structure, nationalism

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Getting from Here to There in Election Reform: A Trio of Ideas

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Election Reform, Districting Reform, Election Administration, Redistricting, Model Election Code, Model Districting Commission, Democracy Index

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Living Under Someone Else's Law

36 Democracy Journal 42, 2015
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Mar 2015
Heather Gerken and James Dawson
Yale University - Law School and Yale University - Law School
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federalism, democracy, spillovers, states, marijuana, immigration, guns, climate change

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Rashomon and the Roberts Court

Ohio State Law Journal, 2007, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 144
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Sep 2007
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Roberts Court, election law, LULAC, voting rights, vote dilution, race, voting, elections

30.

Shortcuts to Reform

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1582, 2009, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 219
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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Shortcuts, Heuristics, Election Reform, Election Administration, Democracy Index, Redistricting Reform, Redistricting, Model Election Code

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Slipping the Bonds of Federalism

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 128, p. 85, 2014
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Aug 2016
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
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federalism, sovereignty, nationalism, bond

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The Double-Edged Sword of Independence: Inoculating Electoral Reform Commissions Against Everyday Politics

Election Law Journal, Vol. 6, April 2007
Posted: 21 Sep 2007
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School

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elections, commissions, reform, independence