Michael D. Gilbert

University of Virginia School of Law

Professor

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

The Problem of Voter Fraud

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 115, p. 739, 2015, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-56, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2014-15
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2017
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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voter ID, right to vote, voter fraud, vote suppression

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Constitutional Law and Economics

Forthcoming in Research Methods in Constitutional Law: A Handbook (Malcolm Langford & David S. Law eds., Edward Elgar), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-08, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2018-02, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Robert D. Cooter and Michael D. Gilbert
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional law, law and economics, constitutional interpretation, constitutional processes, bargaining, voting, federalism, single subject rule

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Transparency and Corruption: A General Analysis

2018 University of Chicago Legal Forum 117 (2018), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-09, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2018-03
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2019
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 358 (86,042)
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Corruption, extortion, disclosure, transparency, open voting, campaign finance, open meetings, FOIA

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Disclosure and Corruption

Election Law Journal, Vol. 14, p. 148, 2015, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-37, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2013-10
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Michael D. Gilbert and Benjamin Aiken
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia - School of Law, Degree Candidate Author
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Election Law, Campaign Finance, Disclosure, Corruption

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Campaign Finance Disclosure and the Information Tradeoff

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 98, p. 1847, 2013, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2012-13, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-66
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2013
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 232 (136,804)
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campaign finance disclosure, first amendment, information interest, chilling effect

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Judicial Independence and Social Welfare

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 112, p. 575, 2014, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2011-26, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2011-05
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2014
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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judicial independence, accountability, judicial elections, judicial selection

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A Theory of Direct Democracy and the Single Subject Rule

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 110, p. 687, 2010, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-02, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1448043
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2012
Michael D. Gilbert and Robert D. Cooter
University of Virginia School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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The Coordination Fallacy

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 399, 2016, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 7, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 17
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2017
Michael D. Gilbert and Brian Barnes
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia - School of Law, Alumnus or Degree Candidate Author
Downloads 187 (167,542)
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campaign, finance, coordination, corruption, quid pro quo

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Insincere Rules

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 101, p. 2185, 2015, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 8, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 18
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2016
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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rules, enforcement, compliance

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Disclosure, Credibility, and Speech

Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 27, p. 627, 2012, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2012-01, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-05
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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Entrenchment, Incrementalism, and Constitutional Collapse

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 103, p. 631, 2017 , Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2016-14, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-53
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2017
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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entrenchment, constitutional amendment, constitutional design, constitutional failure, legal stability, originalism, judicial updating

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Optimal Entrenchment of Legal Rules

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2017-10, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2017-25
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 May 2017
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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entrenchment, constitutional amendment, constitutional design, legal stability, originalism, judicial updating.

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Aggregate Corruption

Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 104, p. 651, 2016, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2016-13, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-51
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2017
Michael D. Gilbert and Emily Reeder
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia - School of Law, Alumnus or Degree Candidate
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campaign finance, campaign contributions, aggregate limits, McCutcheon, corruption, election law

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Insincere Evidence

105 Virginia Law Review 1115 (2019), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-05, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-18, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2019-07
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 18 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2019
Michael D. Gilbert and Sean Sullivan
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Iowa College of Law
Downloads 106 (264,002)

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insincere rule, burden of persuasion, deterrence, compliance

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Interpreting Initiatives

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 97, p. 1621, 2013, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-68, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2012-14
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2013
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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direct democracy, initiatives, interpretation, judicial review

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Does Law Matter? Theory and Evidence from Single Subject Adjudication

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 40, p. 333, 2011, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2010-26
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2015
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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The Law and Economics of Entrenchment

54 Georgia Law Review 61 (2019), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-19, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2019-08
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2020
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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entrenchment, constitutional amendment, constitutional design, legal stability, originalism, judicial updating

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Single Subject Rules and the Legislative Process

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 67, p. 803, 2006
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2015
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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Direct Democracy, Courts, and Majority Will

Election Law Journal, Vol. 9, p. 211, 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2015
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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Less Can Be More: Conflicting Ballot Proposals and the Highest Vote Rule

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 38, p. 383, 2009, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-05
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2015
Michael D. Gilbert and Joshua M. Levine
University of Virginia School of Law and Independent
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Constitutional Locks

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-50
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2019
Michael D. Gilbert, Mauricio Guim and Michael Weisbuch
University of Virginia School of Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
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entrenchment, constitutional amendments, constitutional design

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Reply to Hasen and Matsusaka

Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Vol. 110, No. 59, 2010, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1679533
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Robert D. Cooter and Michael D. Gilbert
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Contributions and Corruption: Restoring Aggregate Limits in the States

Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America 328-343 (Timothy K. Kuhner and Eugene D. Mazo eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-52
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
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campaign finance, campaign contributions, aggregate limits, McCutcheon, corruption, election lawcomma separated]

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Do Good Citizens Need Good Laws? Economics and the Expressive Function

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, forthcoming, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2020-01, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-09
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
Michael D. Gilbert and Andrew T. Hayashi
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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altruism, social preferences

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 69
1.

The Active Virtues

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-21
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2020
Michael D. Gilbert and Mauricio Guim
University of Virginia School of Law and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Law School
Downloads 69 (349,193)

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passive virtues, case selection, docket control, judicial legitimacy, judicial independence, judicial power, constitutional design