Richard Primus

University of Michigan Law School

Assistant Professor of Law

625 South State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

29

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

The Republic in Long-Term Perspective

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 609
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2018
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional law, constitutional politics, constitutional history, political parties

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The Future of Disparate Impact

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 108, 2010, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 172
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2010
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional law, Title VII, disparate impact, equal protection, civil rights

3.

Limits of Interpretivism

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2009
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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The Limits of Enumeration

124 Yale Law Journal 576 (2014), U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 403
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2015
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation, Federalism, Powers of Congress

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The Riddle of Hiram Revels

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, 2006, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 05-16
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Sep 2005
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional Law, Civil War, Reconstruction

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Constitutional Expectations

U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 173, Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2010
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation

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Unbundling Constitutionality

University of Chicago Law Review, 2013, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 312
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 May 2013
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 267 (127,972)
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Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Constitutional Interpretation

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Public Consensus as Constitutional Authority

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 78, 2010, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 187
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2010
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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countermajoritarian difficulty

9.

When Should Original Meanings Matter?

U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 94, Michigan Law Review, 2008
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2008
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Originalism, textualism, constitutional decisionmaking

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Why Enumeration Matters

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 416
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2016
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, powers of Congress

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Amicus Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Zervos V. Trump

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Dec 2017
Ropes & Gray LLP - DC, Ropes & Gray LLP - New York, Ropes & Gray LLP - New York, The Protect Democracy Project, The Protect Democracy Project and University of Michigan Law School
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Federalism, Separation of Powers, Immunity

12.

Double-Consciousness in Constitutional Adjudication

Review of Constitutional Studies, 2007, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 86
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Jul 2007
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional Law

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The Constitutional Constant

Cornell Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 524
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2016
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation

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The Cost of the Text

Cornell Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 514
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2016
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional Interpretation, Textualism

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The Support-or-Advocacy Clauses

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 666
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 27 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
Richard Primus and Cameron O. Kistler
University of Michigan Law School and Protect Democracy
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Voting rights, election law, Reconstruction

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The Most Revealing Word in the United States Reports

The Green Bag, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Aug 2019
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 187 (180,114)

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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, judicial review

17.

The Functions of Ethical Originalism

Texas Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 79, 2010, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 188
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 29 May 2010
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 179 (187,226)
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originalism, ethos

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Is Theocracy Our Politics? Thoughts on William Baude's 'Is Originalism Our Law?'

Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Vol. 116, May 2016, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 497
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 14 May 2016
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional interpretation, constitutional law, originalism

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Of Visible Race-Consciousness and Institutional Role: Equal Protection and Disparate Impact after Ricci and Inclusive Communities

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Proceedings of the New York University 67th Annual Conference on Labor (LexisNexis Publishing 2015 Forthcoming), U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 471
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2015
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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How the Gun-Free School Zones Act Saved the Individual Mandate

U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 263, Michigan Law Review First Impressions, Vol. 11, p. 44, February 2012
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Feb 2012
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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PPACA, Individual mandate, commerce clause, commerce power, United States v. Lopez, federalism

21.

The Gibbons Fallacy

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, 2017, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 496
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2016
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation, Federalism

22.

Debate

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 6, 2017, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 574, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-57, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-50
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2017
University of Michigan Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School
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Debate, Constitution, interpretation, courts, constitutional law, statutory law, Affordable Care Act, free speech, amendments, values, discrimination, Supreme Court, Tebbe, Serkin, Primus, Stack, Ratchet Effect, politics, legislation, lawyers, lawmakers, Bill of Rights, Commerce Clause

23.

'The Essential Characteristic': Enumerated Powers and the Bank of the United States

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 607
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 20 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2018
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional law, federalism, constitutional interpretation

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Segregation in the Galleries: A Reconsideration

Michigan Law Review Online, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2019
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional law; equal protection; constitutional history

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Herein of 'Herein Granted': Why Article I's Vesting Clause Does Not Support the Doctrine of Enumerated Powers

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 681
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2020
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, federalism

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The Elephant Problem

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 603
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 May 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2018
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, original meaning

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Suspect Spheres, Not Enumerated Powers: A Guide to Leaving the Lamppost

U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 667, Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 27 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2020
Richard Primus and Roderick M. Hills, Jr.
University of Michigan Law School and New York University School of Law
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Federalism, Constitutional Law

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Bolling Alone

Posted: 08 Jan 2004
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School

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constitutional law, equal protection, reverse incorporation, discrimination

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Round Three: Equal Protection as a Threat to Title Vii's Disparate Impact Standard

Posted: 24 Apr 2003
Richard Primus
University of Michigan Law School

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Equal protection, disparate impact, Title VII