William Blake

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

United States

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Scholarly Papers (14)

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The Filibuster, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers

Parliamentary Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 May 2009 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2013
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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filibuster, Federalist Papers, Constitution

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Clerk Training and the Success of Supreme Court Certiorari Petitions

Law and Society Review, Volume 49, Issue 4 (2015)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
William Blake, Hans Hacker and Shon Hopwood
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science, Arkansas State University - Department of Political Science and Georgetown University Law Center
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Supreme Court, law clerks, certiorari, Long Conference

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'The Brooding Spirit of the Law': Supreme Court Justices Reading Dissents from the Bench

Justice System Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2010
William Blake and Hans Hacker
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science and Arkansas State University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 212 (158,837)
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dissent, dissent from the bench, Supreme Court

Comparing the Establishment of Judicial Review in Canada and the United States

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 174
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Jun 2010
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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Comparing the Establishment of Judicial Review in Canada and the United States

Western Political Science Association 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 22 Feb 2011
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science

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Assessing the Effect of Catholic Justices on Supreme Court Decisions

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 180
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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religion, Supreme Court, Catholic

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Pine Tar and the Infield Fly Rule: An Umpire's Perspective on the Hart-Dworkin Jurisprudential Debate

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Aug 2015
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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Positivism, Dworkin, Pine Tar, Infield Fly, Balk

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Pyrrhic Victories: How the Secularization Doctrine Undermines the Sanctity of Religion

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 175
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2010
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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Judicial Activism and the Persuasive Power of Governmental Institutions: An Experimental Design

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Jan 2011
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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Judicial Activism, Supreme Court, Legitimacy

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Toward an ‘Integrated’ Theory of Associative Right: The Role of Government Neutrality in Civil Rights Jurisprudence

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 179
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2010
Hans Hacker and William Blake
Arkansas State University - Department of Political Science and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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Brown v. Board of Education, government neutrality, Lochner

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'Don't Confuse Me with the Facts': The Use and Misuse of Social Science on the U.S. Supreme Court

Maryland Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 May 2019 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2019
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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Supreme Court, Social Science, Ideological Polarization

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The Limits of Veneration: Public Support for a New Constitutional Convention

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Oct 2015
William Blake and Sanford Levinson
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science and University of Texas Law School
Downloads 37 (478,769)
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constitutional veneration

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Jurisprudence Transcending Time and Space: Affirmative Action and the Revolution of 1937

Dartmouth College Undergraduate Journal of Law, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jan 2009
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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revolution of 1937, neutrality, Supreme Court, Lochner, civil rights, affirmative action

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A Positivist, Baseball-Centric Critique of Originalism

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Jun 2020
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science
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originalism, positivism, rule of adjudication, baseball

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Umpires as Legal Realists

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 178
Posted: 23 Jul 2010
William Blake
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science

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judge, umpire, analogy, baseball, Roberts