Richard H. Pildes

New York University School of Law

Professor of Law

40 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012-1099

United States

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1.

Democracy, Anti-Democracy, and the Canon

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 17, 2000
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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How Behavioral Economics Trims Its Sails and Why

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 127, 2014, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-29
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 27 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2014
Ryan Bubb and Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,302 (6,798)

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3.

Separation of Parties, Not Powers

Harvard Law Review, 2006, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 06-07, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 131
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Daryl J. Levinson and Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,278 (6,449)
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Is the Supreme Court a 'Majoritarian' Institution?

Supreme Court Review, 2010, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2011
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Citation 3

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Supreme Court, judicial review, judicial independence, law and politics

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Why the Center Does Not Hold: The Causes of Hyperpolarized Democracy in America

California Law Review, Vol. 99, 2011, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-47
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2013
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Citation 4

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Political Parties, Political Polarization, Government, Democracy, Gerrymandering, Primary Elections, Campaign Finance

6.

Competitive, Deliberative, and Rights-Oriented Democracy

Election Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jun 2004
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 737 (25,326)
Citation 1

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Democratic theory, deliberative democracy, competitive democracy, constitutional law and democracy, Posner

7.

The Constitutionalization of Democratic Politics - The Supreme Court, 2003 Term

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 29, 2004
Number of pages: 128 Posted: 18 Feb 2005
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Citation 7

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constitutional law, democracy, supreme court, election law, comparative constitutional law

8.

Between Civil Libertarianism and Executive Unilateralism: An Institutional Process Approach to Rights During Wartime

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 5 (2004), Columbia Law and Econ. Research Paper No. 233, Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 03-57, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 64
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2012
Samuel Issacharoff and Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Citation 2

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national security, civil liberties, constitutional law

9.

Ten Works That Mattered Most

International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 792, 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-58
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2012
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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10.

Law and the President

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 125, p. 1381, 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-13
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 15 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2012
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 506 (39,113)

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Presidential Power, Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, Presidency

11.

Institutional Formalism and Realism in Constitutional and Public Law

2013 Supreme Court Review 1, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-09
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 19 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2014
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 492 (31,212)

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constitutional law, constitutional theory, comparative constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative law, federal courts, separation of powers, judicial review, voting rights, Voting Rights Act

12.

Drones and the Dilemma of Modern Warfare

Drone Wars: The Transformation of Armed Conflict and the Promise of Law, Peter Bergen and Daniel Rothenberg, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2013, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-34
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 May 2013 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2014
Samuel Issacharoff and Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 451 (37,334)

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national security, terrorism, drones, use of force, presidential power

13.

Targeted Warfare: Individuating Enemy Responsibility

New York University Law Review, Vol. 88, 2013, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-40
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2013
Samuel Issacharoff and Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 448 (43,040)

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National Security Law, Constitutional Law, Military Law, Terrorism, Public International Law, Laws of War, Detention, Targeted Killing

14.

Means and Ends in Politics and Law: An Essay in Honor of Cass R. Sunstein

Tulsa Law Review, Forthcoming, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-50, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-49
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2008
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 426 (53,864)

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Government, Public Policy, Regulation, Default Rules, Behavioral Economics

15.

The Inherent Authoritarianism in Democratic Regimes

NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 56
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Mar 2003
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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16.

Romanticizing Democracy, Political Fragmentation, and the Decline of American Government

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 124, No. 3, 2014, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-02
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 15 May 2015
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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democracy, democratic theory, campaign finance, political parties, polarization, constitutional law

17.

What Kind of Right is 'The Right to Vote?'

Virginia Law Review in Brief, Vol. 93, pp. 43-50, April 23, 2007, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 07-08
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 May 2007
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 269 (85,619)
Citation 1

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democracy, vote, constitutional law, constitutional theory

18.

Ethnic Identity and Democratic Institutions: A Dynamic Perspective

CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN FOR DESIGN FOR DIVIDED SOCIETIES: INTEGRATION OR ACCOMODATION?, Oxford University Press, 2008, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-45
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2008
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Democratic Institutions, Pluralism, Political Theory, Group Conflict, Ethnicity, Race, Constituitonal Theory

19.

The Future of Voting Rights Policy: From Anti-Discrimination to the Right to Vote

Howard Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, p. 741, 2006, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 06-10
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 May 2006
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 245 (95,167)
Citation 3

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Voting Rights, Civil Rights, Race and Politics, Minority Voting Rights, Representation, Democracy

20.

Constitutionalizing Democratic Politics

A BADLY FLAWED ELECTION, Ronald Dworkin, ed., The New Press, 2002
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 17 Jul 2002
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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21.

Keeping Legal History Meaningful

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 19, No. 3
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Apr 2003
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 242 (99,815)

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constitutional history, constitutional law, race, voting rights, democracy, discrimination, Supreme Court

22.

Separation of Powers, Independent Agencies, and Financial Regulation: The Case of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

NYU Journal of Law and Business, Vol. 5, p. 485, 2009, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-01
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 29 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2010
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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separation of powers, administrative law, independent agencies, financial regulation

23.

Political Parties and Constitutionalism

RESEARCH HANDBOOK IN COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Rosalind Dixon, Tom Ginsburg, eds., Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-13
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2010
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 223 (102,812)

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political parties, comparative constitutionalism, democracy

24.

The Constitution and Political Competition

Nova Law Review, Forthcoming, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 06-11
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 May 2006
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 217 (111,491)
Citation 2

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Constitution, Democracy, Elections, Political Competition, Gerrymandering, Competitive Elections

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Elections as a Distinct Sphere Under the First Amendment

MONEY, POLITICS, AND THE CONSTITUTION: BEYOND CITIZENS UNITED, M. Youn, ed., 2011, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-45
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2011
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Campaign Finance, First Amendment, Elections, Democracy, Democratic Theory, Constitutional Law

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Is Voting Rights Law Now at War with Itself?: Safe Election Districts Versus Coalitional Districts in the 2000s

University of North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 07 Jun 2002
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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The Legal Academy and the Temptations of Power: The Difficulty of Dissent

Dissenting Voices in American Society: The Role of Judges, Lawyers, and Citizens, A. Sarat, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-70
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2013
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 193 (124,738)

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Academic Independence, Legal Scholarship, Legal Education, Political Dissent, Democracy

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Political Avoidance, Constitutional Theory, and the VRA

Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 117, p. 148, 2007, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-38
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2008
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Citation 3

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Constitution, Democracy, Elections, Voting Rights, Constitutional Theory, Political Process, Legislative Process

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Epilogue: Bush v. Gore and the Constitutional Right to Vote

Michael Alvarez and Bernard Grofman (eds), Election Administration in the United States: The State of Reform After Bush v. Gore, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-05
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Mar 2013
Samuel Issacharoff and Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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30.

Free Enterprise Fund, Boundary-Enforcing Decisions, and the Unitary Executive Branch Theory of Government Administration

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-78
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2010
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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The Decline of Legally Mandated Minority Representation

Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-58
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2008
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 134 (168,659)

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Voting Rights, Civil Rights, Race and Politics, Minority Voting Rights, Representation, Democracy, Supreme Court

32.

Elections

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, p. 529, Michel Rosenfeld and Andras Sajo, eds., Oxford Handbooks, July 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-63
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2012
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Downloads 122 (152,768)

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Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Elections, Voting, Campaign Finance, Political Parties

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The Unknown Justice Thomas: An Introduction to the Symposium

New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 4, p. 475, 2009, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper no. 10-48
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2010
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Supreme Court, Justice Thomas

34.

Supranational Courts and the Law of Democracy: The European Court of Human Rights

NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-43
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 08 May 2017
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
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Democracy, Judicial Review, Constitutional Law, Democratic Rights, Rights of Free Expression

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The Legal Structure of Democracy

Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics, Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-46
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2008
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law

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democracy, elections, voting, separatin of powers, democratic institutional design, constitutionalism

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The Future of the Voting Rights Act (edited book)

THE FUTURE OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, David Epstein, Richard H. Pildes, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Sharyn O'Halloran, eds., Russell Sage Foundation, September 2006, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, New York University Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 06-28
Posted: 11 Sep 2006
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law

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Voting Rights, Democracy, Civil Rights, Minority Rights, Equal Protection

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Expressive Theories of Law: A General Restatement

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 148, P. 1503, 2000
Posted: 16 Aug 2000
Elizabeth Anderson and Richard H. Pildes
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and New York University School of Law

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Dworkin's Two Conceptions of Rights

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1, Pt. 1, January 2000
Posted: 22 Jun 2000
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law

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Why Rights are not Trumps: Social Meanings, Expressive Harms, and Constitutionalism

Journal Of Legal Studies, Vol. 27, June 1998
Posted: 18 Sep 1998
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law

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