Christopher W. Schmidt

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Professor

565 W. Adams St.

Chicago, IL 60661-3691

United States

American Bar Foundation

Faculty Fellow

750 N. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

21

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Divided by Law: The Sit-Ins and the Role of the Courts in the Civil Rights Movement

33 Law and History Review 93 (2015), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-45
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 09 May 2015
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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sit-ins, civil rights, civil rights movement, legal history, constitutional law, state action doctrine, NAACP, civil rights lawyers

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The Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Divide

Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Vol. 12, 2016, pp. 1-41., Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2015-11
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 May 2015 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2016
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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civil rights, civil liberties, constitutional law, legal history, human rights, legal categories

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Defending the Right to Discriminate: The Libertarian Challenge to the Civil Rights Movement

Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History, Sally Hadden and Patricia Minter eds. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2013
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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legal history, civil rights movement, discrimination, libertarianism, segregation, popular constitutionalism, southern history

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The Sit-Ins and the State Action Doctrine

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 18, 2010
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 28 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Downloads 172 (170,807)
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Civil Rights, Sit-ins, Civil Rights Movement, State Action, Constitutional History

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Brown and the Colorblind Constitution

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Dec 2008
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Brown v. Board of Education, Parents Involved, School Segregation, Supreme Court, Civil Rights

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Explaining the Baseball Revolution

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 45, p. 1471, 2013, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-03
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 19 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2014
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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baseball, legal history, legal mobilization, law and society, sports law, labor law, Flood v. Kuhn, free agency, reserve clause, sociolegal

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Oral Dissenting on the Supreme Court

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 19, p. 75, 2010
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2012
Carolyn Shapiro and Christopher W. Schmidt
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Supreme Court, dissent, oral dissent, media, empirical

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Why Broccoli? Limiting Principles and Popular Constitutionalism in the Health Care Case

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 66, 2013, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-15
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2013
Mark D. Rosen and Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago-Kent College of Law
Downloads 122 (225,892)

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Constitutional Law, Affordable Care Act, NFIB, Popular Constitutionalism, Supreme Court, Limiting Principles, Broccoli, Hypotheticals, Localist Reasoning

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The Tea Party and the Constitution

39 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 193 (2011), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Tea Party, Constitution, Constitutional Law, popular constitutionalism, libertarianism, mobilization, extrajudicial, law and society

10.

Civil Rights: An American History—Book Introduction

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Feb 2018
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Downloads 93 (272,874)

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civil rights, legal history, Reconstruction, civil rights movement, civil liberties, social rights, human rights, civil rights laws

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Book Review: Social Movements, Legal Change, and the Challenges of Writing Legal History

65 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 155 (2012), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-36
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2013
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Legal History, Civil Rights Movement, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Courage to Dissent, Atlanta, social activism, legal change, writing legal history

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'Freedom Comes Only from the Law': The Debate Over Law's Capacity and the Making of Brown v. Board of Education

Utah Law Review, No. 4, 2008
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2012
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Brown v. Board of Education, civil rights, legal history

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Beyond the Opinion: Supreme Court Justices and Extrajudicial Speech

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 487, 2013, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-22
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2014
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Supreme Court, Justices, extrajudicial activities, extrajudicial speech, press, legal history, Hugo Black, written opinion, public discourse, law and society

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Section 5's Forgotten Years: Congressional Power to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment Before Katzenbach v. Morgan

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 113, 2018, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 13 Feb 2018
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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constitutional law, legal history, Fourteenth Amendment, enforcement power, Section 5, Katzenbach v. Morgan, Supreme Court, Congress, legislative constitutionalism

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On Doctrinal Confusion: The Case of the State Action Doctrine

2016 Brigham Young University Law Review 575
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Mar 2017
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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state action, doctrinal confusion, legal history, Fourteenth Amendment, doctrine

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Conceptions of Law in the Civil Rights Movement

UC Irvine Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 641, 2011, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Feb 2013
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Constitutional Law, legal history, civil rights, Jim Crow, Brown v. Board of Education, sit-ins, Martin Luther King Jr., Alexander Bickel, law and society

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The Challenge of Supreme Court Biography: The Case of Chief Justice Rehnquist

29 Constitutional Commentary 271 (2014)., Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-19
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 08 May 2015
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Rehnquist, Chief Justice, biography, Supreme Court, legal history

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Popular Constitutionalism on the Right: Lessons from the Tea Party

88 Denver University Law Review 523 (2011), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Feb 2013
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Constitutional Law, popular constitutionalism, Constitution, Tea Party, right-wing, mobilization

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Originalism and Congressional Power to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment

74 Washington and Lee Law Review Online 33 (2018).
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2018
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Section 5, originalism, Boerne, extrajudicial constitutionalism

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Litigating Against the Civil Rights Movement

86 University of Colorado Law Review 1173 (2015)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Mar 2017
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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litigation, segregation, civil rights movement, legal history, legal mobilization

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The Forgotten Issue? The Supreme Court and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 93, 2018
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Christopher W. Schmidt
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Supreme Court, Presidential Campaigns, Appointments, Trump, Clinton