Neal Devins

William & Mary Law School

Goodrich Professor of Law, Professor of Government, Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law and Director, Election Law Program

South Henry Street

P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (17)

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Split Definitive: How Party Polarization Turned the Supreme Court into a Partisan Court

Supreme Court Review vol. 2016
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 03 May 2014 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum
William & Mary Law School and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science
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Supreme Court, law & psychology, law & politics, law & society

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'Ideology' or 'Situation Sense'? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 64, 2016, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-26
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 22 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2016
Yale University - Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Yale Law School, William & Mary Law School, Government of the State of Ohio - Court of Common Pleas and Cultural Cognition Lab, Yale Law School
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motivated reasoning, judicial decisionmaking, ideology, professional judgment

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Can We Make the Constitution More Democratic?

Drake Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 971-1000, Summer 2007, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-28, Symposium on 'Our Undemocratic Constitution'
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2008
Ilya Somin and Neal Devins
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and William & Mary Law School
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Constitution, democratic, reform, deliberative democracy, political knowledge, political ignorance, constitutional change

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How 'Planned Parenthood v. Casey' (Pretty Much) Settled the Abortion Wars

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 118, p. 1318, 2009, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 9-18
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Sep 2009
Neal Devins
William & Mary Law School
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abortion, state politics, supreme court

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The Indefensible Duty to Defend

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 507, 2012, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-17
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2016
Saikrishna Prakash and Neal Devins
University of Virginia School of Law and William & Mary Law School
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Duty to defend, Duty to execute, DOMA, Obama, Holder, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General, Bureaucratic Theory, DOJ independence

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Congress's (Limited) Power to Represent Itself in Court

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 99, (2014 Forthcoming), William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-253
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2014
Tara Leigh Grove and Neal Devins
William & Mary Law School and William & Mary Law School
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Congress, separation of powers, House counsel, Senate counsel, duty to defend

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Dicta, Schmicta: Theory Versus Practice in Lower Court Decision Making

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 6, 2013
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Apr 2013
David Klein and Neal Devins
Eastern Michigan University and William & Mary Law School
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judicial decision making, precedent, dicta, legal theory, empirical legal studies, lower courts, common law

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Reverse Advisory Opinions

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 859, 2012
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2016
Neal Devins and Saikrishna Prakash
William & Mary Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Why Congress Does Not Challenge Judicial Supremacy

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 58 2017
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Neal Devins
William & Mary Law School
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Congress, Supreme Court, polarization, judicial supremacy

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The Vanishing Common Law Judge?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165 (2017)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Neal Devins and David Klein
William & Mary Law School and Eastern Michigan University
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courts, federal courts, common law, judging, precedent

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The Amicus Machine

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 102
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Alli Orr Larsen and Neal Devins
William & Mary Law School and William & Mary Law School
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amicus, Supreme Court, advocate, brief, Supreme Court bar

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Rethinking Judicial Minimalism: Abortion Politics, Party Polarization, and the Consequences of Returning the Constitution to Elected Government

Vanderbilt Law Review (2016), Vol. 69 No. 4
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2017
Neal Devins
William & Mary Law School
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constitution, abortion, polarization, courts, judicial minimalism

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Fifty States, Fifty Attorneys General, and Fifty Approaches to the Duty to Defend

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 124, 2015
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 08 Oct 2015
Neal Devins and Saikrishna Prakash
William & Mary Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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Attourneys General, duty to defend, same sex marriage

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Congress and the Constitution

Posted: 06 Jul 2005
Neal Devins and Keith E. Whittington
William & Mary Law School and Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Congress, constitution outside the courts, judicial review, extrajudicial

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Bearing False Witness: The Clinton Impeachment and the Future of Academic Freedom

University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Posted: 29 Oct 1999
Neal Devins
William & Mary Law School

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The Battle that Never Was: Congress, the White House, and Agency Litigation Authority

Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 61, P. 205, Winter 1998
Posted: 14 May 1999
Neal Devins and Michael Herz
William & Mary Law School and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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Symposium, The Government Attorney

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 61, No. 2, 1998.
Posted: 07 Sep 1998
Neal Devins
William & Mary Law School

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