Larry Alexander

University of San Diego School of Law

Warren Distinguished Professor of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

United States

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Scholarly Papers (103)

1.

Deontology at the Threshold

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Dec 2000
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutionalism and Democracy: Understanding the Relationship

THE IDEA OF CONSTITUTIONALISM, Steven Kautz, Arthur Melzer, Jerry Weinberger and M. Richard Zinman, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-121
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Nov 2007
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutionalism, democracy

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The Legal Enforcement of Morality

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Mar 2001
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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The Philosophy of Criminal Law

Number of pages: 88 Posted: 09 Oct 2001
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Popular? Constitutionalism?

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Mar 2005
Larry Alexander and Lawrence B. Solum
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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constitution, popular constitutionalism, legitimacy, popular sovereignty, democracy

6.

Freedom of Expression as a Human Right

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 02 Oct 2001
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 1,578 (22,630)
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Criminal Liability for Omissions: An Inventory of Issues

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 May 2001
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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What is the Problem of Judicial Review?

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, May 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-03
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Sep 2005
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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judicial review, democracy, constitutionalism, rules versus standards

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Precedent

U San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-14
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Sep 2004
Larry Alexander and Emily L. Sherwin
University of San Diego School of Law and Cornell University - Law School
Downloads 1,105 (38,119)
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legal precedent, judicial reasoning, rule-based precedent, legal decision making

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Rules of Recognition, Constitutional Controversies, and the Dizzying Dependence of Law on Acceptance

THE RULE OF RECOGNITION AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, Matthew Adler & Kenneth Himma, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-66
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Larry Alexander and Frederick Schauer
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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rule of recognition, judicial review, judicial supremacy, interpretation

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Law's Limited Domain Confronts Morality's Universal Empire

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-44, William and Mary Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 May 2006
Larry Alexander and Frederick Schauer
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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positivism, rules and standards, incorporation of morality

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Legal Objectivity and the Illusion of Legal Principles

RIGHTS, LAW AND MORALITY: THEMES FROM THE LEGAL PHILOSOPHY OF ROBERT ALEXY, M. Klatt, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-069
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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objectivity, rules, standards, principles, morality, settlement

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Constitutionalism

CONTEMPORARY DEBATES IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, Thomas Christiano, John Christman, eds., Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-04
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Sep 2005
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 1,002 (43,848)

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constitutions, entrenchment, hierarchy of legal validity, democracy, judicial review

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What are Principles, and Do They Exist?

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-119
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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principles, rules, standards

Constitutions, Judicial Review, Moral Rights, and Democracy: Disentangling the Issues

EXPOUNDING THE CONSTITUTION: ESSAYS IN CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY, Grant Huscroft, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-120
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Oct 2007
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutions, judicial review, moral rights, democracy

Constitutions, Judicial Review, Moral Rights, and Democracy: Disentangling the Issues

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-78
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Nov 2006
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Moral Rights, Judicial Review

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Self-Defense

THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, Andrei Marmor, ed., Routledge Philosophy Companions, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-065
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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self-defense, culpable aggressor, innocent aggressor, retreat, proportionality

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Demystifying Legal Reasoning: Part Ii

Demystifying Legal Reasoning, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-002
Number of pages: 195 Posted: 13 Jan 2006
Larry Alexander and Emily L. Sherwin
University of San Diego School of Law and Cornell University - Law School
Downloads 851 (54,949)
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Law and Formalism

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-18, On Line Journal of the Law Faculty of Torcuato di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Oct 2005
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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rules v standards, settlement function, coordination

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What are Constitutions, and What Should (and Can) They Do?

Social Philosophy & Policy, Vol. 28, 2010, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Jan 2010
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitution, validity, entrenchment, rights, principles, interpretation, morality, structures, judicial review

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Simple-Minded Originalism

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-067
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Adler & Bix, legal philosophy and jurisprudence, constitutional interpretation

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Is that English You're Speaking? Some Arguments for the Primacy of Intent in Interpretation

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Sep 2003
Larry Alexander and Saikrishna Prakash
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 761 (63,924)
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textualism, conceptualism, actual meaning, intended meaning, legal texts

22.

The Ontology of Consent

Analytic Philosophy, 2014 Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-137
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Jan 2014
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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consent, coercion, informed consent

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Constitutional Rules, Constitutional Standards, and Constitutional Settlement: Marbury V. Madison and the Case for Judicial Supremacy

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Sep 2003
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Marbury v. Madison, Aaron v. Cooper, judicial review, consititutional law

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Academic Freedom

University of Colorado Law Review, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-38
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Mar 2006
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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academic freedom, identity politics, post modernism

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Law and Politics: What Is their Relation?

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2018, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-412
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Sep 2019
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Law, Politics, Rules, Standards, Interpretation

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Mother May I? Imposing Mandatory Prospective Rules of Statutory Interpretation

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Oct 2002
Larry Alexander and Saikrishna Prakash
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Is Wrongful Discrimination Really Wrong?

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-257
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Feb 2017
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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discrimination, stereotypes, prejudice, insult, social meaning, freedom, bottleneck

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Legal Positivism and Originalist Interpretation

Revista Argentina de Teoria Juridica, Vol. 16. No. 1 (2015), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-200
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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positivism, originalism, intended meaning, public meaning, rules, principles, standards, concepts, legal philsosophy (jurisprudence)

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Is There a Case for Strict Liability?

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-281
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Apr 2017
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 479 (114,244)
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strict liability, retributivism, deterrence, negligence, torts

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Voluntary Enslavement

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-042
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Oct 2010
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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slavery, peonage, undentured servitude, specific performance, paternalism

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Judicial Review and Moral Rights

Queen's Law Journal, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-106
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Aug 2007
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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judicial review, moral rights, constitution

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What is Freedom of Association, and What is its Denial?

Social Philosophy and Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-025
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of association

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Law and Philosophy at Odds

ON LAW AND PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICA, Francis J. Mootz, III, ed., Cambridge U. Press, 2008, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-007
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 May 2007
Larry Alexander and Emily L. Sherwin
University of San Diego School of Law and Cornell University - Law School
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Compelled Speech

Constitutional Commentary, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-51
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Aug 2006
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 435 (128,051)
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compelled speech, freedom of belief, autonomy

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Confused Culpability, Contrived Causation, and the Collapse of Tort Theory

Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (2014), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-114
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 431 (129,446)
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tort, causation, counterfactual dependence, negligence, strict liability

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The Means Principle

Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael Moore, K. K. Ferzan and S.J. Morse, editors, Oxford Univ. Press, 2014, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-138
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 15 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Deontology, Consequentialism, Using as a Means

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Constitutional Theories: A Taxonomy and (Implicit) Critique

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-120
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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originalism, moral theory, political theory, modalities

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The Jurisdiction of Justice: Two Conceptions of Political Morality

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Sep 2003
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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normative theory, moral obligations, legal philosophy

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Telepathic Law

Constitutional Commentary, 2010, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Jan 2010
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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interpretation, originalism, authority

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Was Dworkin an Originalist?

The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-185
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Mar 2015
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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originalism, law, positivism, natural law, obligation, principle, semantic intent

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Scalar Properties, Binary Judgments

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-19
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Oct 2005
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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threshold deontology, informed consent, preemptive strike, burdens of sacrifice, consequentialism, coercion, duties of rescue, equality

The Misconceived Search for the Meaning of 'Speech' in Freedom of Speech

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-173
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Nov 2014
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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speech, conduct, symbols, purpose, value

The Misconceived Search for the Meaning of 'Speech' in Freedom of Speech

Open Journal of Philosophy, 5, 39-42, 2015, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-184
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 11 Mar 2015
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Speech, Symbolic Speech, Low Value Speech, Governmental Purpose

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Precedential Constraint, its Scope and Strength: A Brief Survey of the Possibilities and Their Merits

ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF PRECEDENT, T. Bustamante, et al, eds., Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-070
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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precedent, rule model, result model, overruling

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Against Equality

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-255
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2019
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Equality, Wealth, Safety Net, Equality before the Law, Repression, Non-Material Inequalities

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Reports of the Nondelegation Doctrine's Death are Greatly Exaggerated

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1297, 2003
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2016
Larry Alexander and Saikrishna Prakash
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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constitutional law, balance of power, nondelegation, legislative power

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Ripstein, Reasonableness, and Objectivity

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Oct 2001
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Risk and Inchoate Crimes: Retribution or Prevention?

SEEKING SECURITY: PRE-EMPTYING THE COMMISSION OF CRIMINAL HARMS, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-064
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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risk, culpability, inchoate crimes, prevention

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Culpability

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CRIMINAL MIND, John Deigh and Stuart Green, eds., 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-060
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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culpability, retributivism, desert, recklesness, omissions, purpose, knowledge, negligence, intention

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Grutter or Otherwise: Racial Preferences and Higher Education

21 Constitutional Commentary 3 (2004)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2020
Larry Alexander and Maimon Schwarzschild
University of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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affirmative action, consitutional law, racial preferences, ethnic preferences, higher education, admissions

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Can Self-Defense Justify Punishment?

Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-093
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Sep 2012
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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crime, desert, punishment, self-defense, attempts, use as a means

There is No First Amendment Overbreadth (But There are Vague First Amendment Doctrines); Prior Restraints Aren’t ‘Prior’; and ‘As Applied’ Challenges Seek Judicial Statutory Amendments

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-029
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Aug 2010
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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prior restraint, overbreadth, as applied, facial invalidity

There is No First Amendment Overbreadth (But There are Vague First Amendment Doctrines); Prior Restraints Aren’t ‘Prior’; and ‘As Applied’ Challenges Seek Judicial Statutory Amendments

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-048
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Jan 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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First Amendment, Overbreadth, Vagueness, Prior Restraint, As Applied, Facial

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Recipe for a Theory of Self-Defense: The Ingredients, and Some Cooking Suggestions

The Ethics of Self-Defense (OUP); C. Loons and M. Weber, eds. Bowling Green State University (2014), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-121
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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self-defense, defense of others, duress, culpability, agent-relative, lesser evils, use as means

Deontological Constraints in a Consequentialist World: A Comment on Law, Economics and Morality

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper 11-071
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2020
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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deontology, threshold deontology, consequentialism

Deontological Constraints in a Consequentialist World: A Comment on Law, Economics, and Morality

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, Vol. 3, p. 75, 2011
Posted: 31 Oct 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law

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Larry Alexander, Law, Economics, and Morality, Zamir, Medina

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Tempest in an Empty Teapot: Why the Constitution Does Not Regulate Gerrymandering

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-031, William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jun 2008
Larry Alexander and Saikrishna Prakash
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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gerrymandering, districting, vote dilution

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Is Freedom of Expression a Universal Right?

San Diego Law Review, 2013, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-110
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of expression, control regulation, free speech

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Constitutionalism

Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, M. Sellers, et al., eds., 2020 , San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-413 (2019)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Rules, Standards, Entrenchment, Rights, Revolution, Settlement

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Michael Moore and the Mysteries of Causation in the Law

Rutgers Law Journal, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-063
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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causation, counterfactual dependence, scalar

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In Defense of the Standard Picture: The Basic Challenge

Ratio Juris: An International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law, Vol. 34, No. 3, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-023
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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intended meaning; standard picture; precedent; moral impact; authority

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Race Matters

29 Constitutional Commentary 31 (2013)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2020
Larry Alexander and Maimon Schwarzschild
University of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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affirmative action, reparations, profiling, hate speech, hate crimes, discrimination

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Originalism, the Why and the What

Fordham Law Review, 2013, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-111
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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originalism, intended meaning, authority, interpretation

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Hard Incompatibilism, and the Rejection of Moral Responsibility: A Skeptical Look at an Optimistic Account

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-259
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2018
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Incompatibilism; Desert; Blame; Punishment; Morality; Determinism

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The Method of Text and ?: Jack Balkin’s Originalism with No Regrets

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-067
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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originalism, rule, standard, principle, jurisprudence, constitutional interpretation

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Rules, Rights, Options, and Time

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 May 2000
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Retributive Justice

Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice, S. Olsaretti, ed. (August, 2018), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-411 (2019)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Sep 2019
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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retributive justice, distributive justice, negative desert, positive desert, comparative justice, noncomparative justice

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The Objectivity of Morality, Rules and Law: A Conceptual Map

Alabama Law Review, 2013, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-112
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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objectivity, metaethics, morality, interpretation, rules, standards, principles, Wittgenstein, jurisprudence, legal theory, interpretation

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Danger: The Ethics of Preemptive Action

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-074
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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inchoate crimes, incomplete attempts, responsible actors, prevention culpability

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Yaffe on Attempts

Legal Theory, 2014, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-113
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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attempts, legal impossibility, factual impossibility, criminal law

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Brexit and the Future of Liberal Democracy

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-254, Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2018
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Self-Government, Bureaucratic Rule, Remote Rule, Multiculturalism

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How to Understand Legislatures: A Comment on Boudreau, Lupia, Mccubbins, and Rodriguez

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-122
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Oct 2007
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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statutes, interpretation

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Aggregating States of Mind: A Response to Fallon

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-258
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 15 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Aggregation, Mental States, Multimember, Equal Protection, Interpretation, Ambiguity, Diachronic, Synchronic

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Delegation Really Running Riot

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-54
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Aug 2006
Larry Alexander and Saikrishna Prakash
University of San Diego School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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delegation, necessary and proper, congress

The Most Persuasive Frankfurt Example, and What It Shows: Or Why Determinism Is not the Greatest Threat to Moral Responsibility

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-416
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Libertarian, Moral responsibility, Normativity, Reasons

The Most Persuasive Frankfurt Example, and What It Shows: Or Why Determinism Is Not the Greatest Threat to Moral Responsibility

4 Open Journal of Philosophy 2014, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-157
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 May 2014
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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free will, reasons, responsibility, alternative possibilities, normativity

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When are We Rightfully Aggrieved?: A Comment on Postema

Legal Theory, Vol. 11, 2005, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-02
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 Sep 2005
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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paternalism, legal moralism, offense, harm principle, limits of the criminal law

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Free Speech and 'Democratic Persuasion': A Response to Brettschneider

The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, M. Liao, M. Renzo, R. Craft, eds. OUP (2013), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-122
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of speech

75.

What’s Inside and Outside the Law?

Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-068
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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delegation, mistake of law, state action, jurisprudence, constitutional law

76.

You Got What You Deserved

Criminal Law and Philosophy (Forthcoming), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-085
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Apr 2012
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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consent, inculpatory mistakes, exculpatory mistakes, punishment

77.

Plastic Trees and Gladiators: Liberalism and Aesthetic Regulation

Legal Theory, Vol. 16, 2010, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-028
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Aug 2010
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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liberalism, harm, offense, moralism, aesthetic

78.

What to Do in a World Full of Risks: Three Issues

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-463
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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risk, pre-emptive acts, use as a means, deontological thresholds, recklessness, defense of others, duties to acquire information

79.

Formalist Textualism and the Cernauskas Problem

Journal of Contemporary Legal issues, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2021, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-025
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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legislative intent, semantic literalism

80.

Free Speech and Speaker's Intent: A Reply to Kendrick

115 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 1 (2015), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-183
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Mar 2015
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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speech, chilling effect, intent, incitement, defamation, mens rea

81.

Ignorance as a Legal Excuse

Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy. Edited by Rik Peels. pp. 205-216, 2017, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-288
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Jun 2017
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Criminal Law, Exculpatory Ignorance, Mens Rea

82.

Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation: An Essay in Honor of Richard Kay

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-407 (2019), Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 5, 2021
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Rule of recognition, Intended meanings, Validity, Revolution, Constituent authority

83.

The Aggregation/Culpability Puzzle

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-474
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 28 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2020
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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aggregation, wrongs, culpability

84.

Fish on First

Florida International University Law Review, vol. 14, no. 4, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-024
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of speech; academic values; government speech; hate speech; liberalism

85.

'Under Color of Law'? Rogue Officials and the Real State Action Problem

Journal of Contemporary Legal issues, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2022, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-476
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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state action, constitutional cause of action, section 1983, under color of law, agency law, state official

86.

Causing the Conditions of One's Defense: A Theoretical Non-Problem

Criminal Law and Philosophy (Forthcoming), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-086
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Apr 2012
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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provocation, self-defense, justification

87.

Other People's Errors

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2013) 16:1049-1059, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-139
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Jan 2014
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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reliance, misinterpretation, blackmail, morality, self-defense, rules, pre-emption

88.

Inciting, Requesting, Provoking, or Persuading Others to Commit Crimes: The Legacy of Schenck and Abrams in Free Speech Jurisprudence

SMU Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 3, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-405 (2019)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Clear and Present Danger, Imminence, Content Neutrality, Incitement, Intent

89.

Redish on Freedom of Speech

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 107, No. 2, 2013, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-108
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of speech, autonomy, incitement

90.

Duff on Attempts

CRIME, PUNISHMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY: THE JURISPRUDENCE OF ANTHONY DUFF, Rowan Cruft, Matthew H. Kramer and Mark R. Reiff, eds., Oxford University Press, September 2011, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-069
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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attempts, riskings, impossibility, abandonment

91.

The Constitutional Limits of Chevron Deference: Meaning Versus Policy

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-359
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Sep 2018
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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ambiguity; vagueness; policymaking; interpretation; Chevron

92.

Disparate Impact: Fairness or Efficiency?

San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-092
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Sep 2012
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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discrimination, disparate impact, business necessity, efficiency

93.

Goldsworthy on Interpretation of Statutes and Constitutions: Public Meaning, Intended Meaning and the Bogey of Aggregation

Law Under a Democratic Constitution: Essays in Honour of Jeffrey Goldsworthy, 2019, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-408 (2019)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Sep 2019
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Objective Intentionalism, Subjective Intentionalism, Conventional Meanings, Originalism, Aggregation

94.

Free Speech and Private Censors

2 Journal of Free Speech Law 17 (2022), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 22-016
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2023
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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free speech; private censorship

95.

How to Govern Conduct

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper 21-02, New Essays on the Nature of Legal Reasoning (Mark McBride & James Penner, eds., Hart Publishing) Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2021
Emily L. Sherwin and Larry Alexander
Cornell University - Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
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rule-governed decision-making, settlement, decision, decision-making power, unconstrained decision-making, moral decision-making, empirical decision-making

96.

Fish on Academic Freedom: A Merited Assault on Nonsense, But Perhaps a Bridge Too Far

9 Florida International University Law Review, 2014, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-156
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 May 2014
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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academic freedom, postmodernism, disciplinary standards

97.

The Need to Attend to Probabilities (for Purposes of Self-Defense and Other Preemptive Actions)

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-256
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Feb 2017
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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preemtive action, culpability, justification, excuse, necessity, probability

98.

Appreciation and Responses

Moral Puzzles and Legal Perplexities: Essays on the Influence of Larry Alexander (H. Hurd, ed. 2018), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-409
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 06 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2019
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Judicial Review, Originalism, Authory, Deontology, Duress, Justification, Punishment

99.

Michael Perry and Disproportionate Racial Impact

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2022, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 22-023
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Nov 2022 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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100.

Alexander on Koppelman on Alexander

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 30 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2022
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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101.

Bob Nagel and the Emptiness of the Supreme Court's Standards of Review

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Jul 2021
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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102.

Ramirez v. Collier and Religion in the Execution Chamber

The Blue Brief: Faculty Review of the 2021-22 U.S. Supreme Court Term
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 10 Jan 2023
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law
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Supreme Court, least restrictive alternative, execution, audible prayer, religious touch

103.

Is There a Right of Freedom of Expression

Larry Alexander, IS THERE A RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, Cambridge University Press, 2005, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-23
Posted: 30 Nov 2005
Larry Alexander
University of San Diego School of Law

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