Steven Semeraro

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean

701 B Street

Suite 110

San Diego, CA 92101

United States

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

Credit Card Interchange Fees: Debunking Six Myths

TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1136622, Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, Vol. 27, No. 2, p. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 May 2008
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit cards, interchange fee, Visa, MasterCard, card issuing, merchant acquiring, two-sided market, network

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Credit Card Interchange Fees: Three Decades of Antitrust Uncertainty

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 14, 2007, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 970375
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 21 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2008
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit card, interchange fee, antitrust, collusion, price fixing, two-sided market, bank, issuer, acquirer

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The Antitrust Economics (and Law) of Surcharging Credit Card Transactions

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 343, 2009, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1265869
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit cards, payment cards, payment systems, interchange fee, payment mechanism, surcharge, antitrust, two-sided market, honor-all-cards rule

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Two Theories of Habeas Corpus

TJSL Public Law Research Paper No. 05-05
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Habeas Corpus, federalism, comity, liberty, judicial power, ideology

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A Critical Perspective on Habeas Corpus History

TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 599141
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 04 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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habeas corpus, federal courts, judicial power, individual rights, ideology

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The Antitrust-Telecom Connection

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Sep 2003
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Antitrust, Telecommunications, Regulation

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Should Antitrust Condemn Tying Arrangements that Increase Price Without Restraining Competition?

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 123, p. 30, 2009, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1552632
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2014
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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antitrust, market power, tying, competition, innovation

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The Economic Benefits of Credit Card Merchant Restraints: A Response to Adam Levitin

UCLA Law Review Discourse, Vol. 56, p. 25, 2009, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1357840
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Mar 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit cards, antitrust, merchant restraints, credit card fees, acceptance fees, credit card surcharges, reward cards, vertical agreements, joint venture rules, anticompetitive overcharges

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The Efficiency and Fairness of Enforced Sharing: An Examination of the Essence of Antitrust

TJSL Public Law Research Paper No. 04-06
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 May 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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antitrust, property, sharing, refusal to deal, market, competition, competitive market

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Antitrust, Telecommunications, Local Competition, Telecommunications Act of 1996, Keogh Doctrine, Regulation, Federal Communications Commission, FCC

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Property's End: Why Competition Policy Should Limit the Right of Publicity

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 3, p. 753, 2011, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1374110
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2013
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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publicity, right of publicity, property, free speech, First Amendment, competition policy, antitrust, right-privilege distinction

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The Reverse-Robin-Hood-Cross-Subsidy Hypothesis: Do Credit Card Systems Effectively Tax the Poor and Reward the Rich?

Rutgers Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2009, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1265871
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Sep 2008
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit cards, payment cards, payment systems, interchange fee, payment mechanism, surcharge, cross-subsidy

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An Essay on Property Rights in Milestone Home Run Baseballs

TJSL Public Law Research Paper No. 04-05
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 May 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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baseball, property right, abandon, accession

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IP Foreclosure and Antitrust Foreclosure

Iowa Law Review Bulletin, Vol. 96, p. 114, 2011, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2199685
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2013
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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intellectual property, patent, copyright, misuse

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Sweet Land of Property?: The History, Symbols, Rhetoric, and Theory Behind the Ordering of the Rights to Liberty and Property in the Constitutional Lexicon

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 1, p. 1, 2008, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1131503
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 May 2008 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Eminent domain, Fifth Amendment, liberty, property, rights, Takings Clause, just compensation

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Understanding the Merchant Credit Card Acceptance Fee Class Action Settlement Proposal

The Exchange (Insurance and Financial Services Developments, American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section), pp. 14, 2013, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2199661
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2013
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit card, interchange, merchant card acceptance fee, Visa, MasterCard, surcharge, honor all cards

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Demystifying Antitrust State Action Doctrine

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 203, 2000, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1120002
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 14 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 21 May 2008
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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antitrust, state action, republicanism, pluralism, competition, government actor, regulation

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Enforcing Fourth Amendment Rights Through Federal Habeas Corpus: The New Case for Overturning Stone V. Powell

TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-08
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 27 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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habeas corpus, fourth amendment, full and fair hearing, Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA)

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Should the E-Book Case Presage the Decline of the Per Se and Market Share Doctrines?

Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, p. 15, 2012, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2199682
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2013
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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e-book, per se, rule of reason, antitrust, Apple, publisher, market share

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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Credit Card Rewards: A Response to 'Who Gains and Who Loses From Credit Card Payments? Theory and Calibrations'

Consumers Law Review, Vol. 25, p. 30, 2012, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2235290
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 20 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2013
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit cards, interchange fee, merchant discount, cross subsidy, credit card rewards, consumer welfare

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Settlement Without Consent: Assessing the Credit Card Merchant Fee Class Action

Columbia Business Law Review, 2014, Forthcoming, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2427467
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 22 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2014
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit card, class action, release, antitrust, direct purchaser, interchange fee, merchant

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Taming Credit Card Fees by Requiring the Biggest Banks to Compete for Merchant Acceptance: An Inter-Bank Competitive Model

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2223518
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 25 Feb 2013
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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credit card, interchange, merchant card acceptance fee, Visa, MasterCard, surcharge, honor all cards

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Is the National Football League a 'Single Entity' Incapable of Conspiring Under the Sherman Act?: The Supreme Court will Decide

Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, p. 1, 2009, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1523042
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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antitrust, Sherman Act, restraint of trade, conspiracy, single entity, single business entity, professional sports, sports leagues, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball

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We’re All Originalists Now . . . Or Are We?: Bostock’s Misperceived Quest to Distinguish Title VII’s Meaning From the Public’s Expectations

Hofstra Law Review, Forthcoming, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3682811
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2021
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Originalism, statute, Bostock, Title VII, public, sexual orientation, gender identity, expectations

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Partisan Gerrymandering: Is There No Shame in It or Have Politicians Become Shameless?

University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 48, 2017, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3024108
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2018
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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equal protection clause, partisan gerrymandering, voting rights, justiciability, election

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The Truth About the Supreme Court's Recess-Appointments Ruling: A Debate

The Originalism Blog (Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, University of San Diego School of Law), 2014, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2538257
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
Bryan H. Wildenthal and Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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NLRB v Noel Canning, recess appointments, constitutional interpretation, originalism, textualism, nonoriginalism, living Constitution

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Responsibility in Capital Sentencing

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 18 Dec 2003
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Appellate Review, Capital Sentencing, Death Penalty, Narrative Voice, Responsibility, Vaclav Havel

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The Constitution in Superposition: Interpreting the Federal Constitution's Elegant Specificities Through Farsighted Originalism

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2638023
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 31 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2016
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Constitution, originalism, semantic originalism, living constitutionalism, Recess Appointments Clause, Elections Clause, original public meaning

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Interpreting the Constitution's Elegant Specificities

Buffalo Law Review, Vol. 65, Forthcoming, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2927174
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 04 Mar 2017
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Originalism, Living Constitutionalism, Constitutional Specificities, Constitutional Interpretation, Farsighted Originalism, Philosoph of Language,

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A Reasoning-Process Model for Federal Habeas Corpus

TJSL Public Law Reseaarch Paper No. 04-14
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 04 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2009
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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habeas corpus, federal courts, state crime, standard of review, objective reasonableness

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'Worse Than the Tower of Babel'?: Remedying Antitrust's False Dichotomy Through De Novo Appellate Review

William & Mary Business Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2324224
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 12 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2013
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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antitrust, market, market definition, de novo, competitive makeup, market power, Austrian economics

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Cooperation, Competition & Easterbrook's Forgotten Insight: A Case Note on Ohio v. American Express

Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2018, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3407638
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Jun 2019
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Antitrust, surcharging, credit cards, two-sided markets

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Assessing the Competitive Effects of Surcharging the Use of Payment Mechanisms

University of Miami Business Law Review, Vol. 26, Pg. 29, 2018, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3148050
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2018
Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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banking, antitrust, two-sided markets, competition policy, payment cards, financial regulation