Mitchell N. Berman

University of Pennsylvania Law School

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3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Originalism is Bunk

Number of pages: 96 Posted: 28 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Citation 9

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constitutional interpretation, originalism, intentionalism

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Punishment and Justification

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 129
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Jan 2007
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Punishment, Justification, Rights, Retributivism

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On the Moral Structure of White-Collar Crime

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 5, p. 301, 2007, LYING, CHEATING, AND STEALING: A MORAL THEORY OF WHITE COLLAR CRIME, Stuart P. Green, ed., Oxford University Press, 2006, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2010
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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white-collar crime, mala prohibita, insider trading, blackmail

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‘Let ‘em Play’: A Study in the Jurisprudence of Sports

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 182
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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sports, rules, discretion

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Originalism and its Discontents (Plus a Thought Or Two About Abortion)

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 117
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2008
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Originalism, Nonoriginalism, Non-originalism, Living Constitutionalism, Abortion

6.

Two Kinds of Retributivism

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 171
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2013
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 443 (59,818)
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retributivism, consequentialism, punishment, desert

7.

Constitutional Decision Rules

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 62
Number of pages: 155 Posted: 12 Apr 2004
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 430 (62,067)
Citation 12

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constitutional law, constitutional theory, constitutional doctrine, prophylactic rules, underenforced norms, constitutional common law, conceptual analysis, Miranda, Dickerson, decision rules

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Blackmail

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CRIMINAL LAW, Oxford University Press, 2009, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 152
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 25 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 31 May 2010
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 360 (76,636)
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blackmail, extortion, coercion

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Judge Posner's Simple Law

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 113, P. 777, 2015, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-36
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Courts, jurisprudence, constitutional law, complexity, constitutional theory, judicial role, originalism, textualism, judging, determinants of legal content, legal realism, pragmatism, Antonin Scalia, Reading Law: Interpretation of Legal Texts, Richard Posner, Reflections on Judging

10.

The Tragedy of Justice Scalia

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 115, P. 783, 2017, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-36
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 03 May 2017
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, jurisprudence, constitutional law, originalism, textualism, living constitutionalism, non-originalism, philosophy, meaning, interpretation, grounds of law

11.

Rehabilitating Retributivism

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 225
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Jul 2012
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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punishment, retributivism, desert

12.

Constitutional Theory and the Rule of Recognition: Toward a Fourth Theory of Law

THE RULE OF RECOGNITION AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, Matthew D. Adler & Kenneth Einar Himma, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 147
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Sep 2008
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Hart, Rule of Recognition, positivism, constitutional theory, law as practice

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On What Distinguishes New Originalism from Old: A Jurisprudential Take

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 537
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2013
Mitchell N. Berman and Kevin Toh
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University College London
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originalism, nonoriginalism, constitutional interpretation, constitutional construction

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Provocation as Partial Justification and Partial Excuse

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 166
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2010
Mitchell N. Berman and Ian P. Farrell
University of Pennsylvania Law School and The University of Texas School of Law
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Criminal law, criminal theory, provocation, criminal defenses, jurisprudence, philosophy of law, justification, excuse

15.

Replay

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 196
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 May 2011
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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sports, football, instant replay, officiating, standards of review

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Anthony Kennedy: A Most Principled Justice

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-5
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 05 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2018
Mitchell N. Berman and David Peters
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School - Student/Alumni/Adjunct
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Constitutional law & philosophy, jurisprudence, Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice Kennedy, judicial decisionmaking, constitutive constitutional theory, principled positivism, rules, principles, H. L. A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin

17.

Reflective Equilibrium and Constitutional Method: Lessons from John McCain and the Natural Born Citizenship Clause

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 157
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2010
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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constitutional interpretation, constitutional theory, originalism, reflective equilibrium, coherentism, natural born citizen

18.

Lesser Evils and Justification: A Less Close Look

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 24, p. 681, 2005, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 84
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Dec 2005
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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justification, excuse, necessity

19.

Our Principled Constitution

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 166, p. 1325, 2018, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-15
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 18 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2018
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Constitutional law & theory, principles, positivism, living constitutionalism, nonoriginalism, rules, precedent, separation of powers, unwritten, popular, enactment intentions, concentration of power, sovereign, individual liberties, equal protection, non-partisan, Dworkin, Scalia, Hart

20.

Commercial Speech and the Unconstitutional Conditions Doctrine: A Second Look at 'the Greater Includes the Lesser'

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 39
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 09 Sep 2002
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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21.

Managing Gerrymandering

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 71
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 13 Jan 2005
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 187 (151,116)
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partisanship, gerrymandering, Vieth, election law, decision rules

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Modest Retributivism

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 560
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2014
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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retributivism, punishment, desert, Michael Moore

23.

Abuse of Property Right Without Political Foundations: A Response to Katz

Yale Law Journal Forum, Vol. 124, pp. 42, 2014, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-33
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Oct 2014
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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property, ownership, principle of abuse of property right, no-intent-to-harm principle, worthwhile-uses-only principle, spite, malice, nuisance, trespass, blackmail, Larissa Katz

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Guillen and Gullibility: Piercing the Surface of Commerce Clause Doctrine

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 68
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Aug 2004
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Commerce Clause, Constitutional Doctrine, Purpose Scrutiny, Legislative Purpose

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Of Law and Other Artificial Normative Systems

In Dimensions of Normativity: New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence (D. Plunkett, S. Shapiro, and K. Toh eds. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-42
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2017
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Jurisprudence, Positivism, Theories of Law, Metanormative Theory, Artificial Normativity, Ronald Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart, Joseph Raz, Mark Greenberg, Scott Hershovitz, One-System Picture, Principled Positivism, Legal Norms, Normative Systems, Philosophy, Political Morality, Distinctiveness of Law

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Getting Off the Dole: Why the Court Should Abandon its Spending Doctrine, and How a Too-Clever Congress Could Provoke it to Do so

78 Indiana Law Journal 459 (2003)
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 21 Apr 2003 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2015
Lynn A. Baker and Mitchell N. Berman
University of Texas School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 153 (180,083)
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federalism, spending power, RLUIPA, constitutional law, Rehnquist Court

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Pluralistic Nonoriginalism and the Combinability Problem

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 488
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 May 2013 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2013
Mitchell N. Berman and Kevin Toh
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University College London
Downloads 146 (187,216)

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originalism, nonoriginalism, pluralism

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For Legal Principles

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-23
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Jun 2017
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Larry Alexander, Legal Principles, Originalism, Non-Originalism, Living Constitutionalism, Legal Theory, Constitutional Theory, Principled Positivism, Legally Fundamental Norms, Intentionalism, Moral Justification, Ronald Dworkin, Ken Kress, Robert Alexy

29.

Attempts, in Language and in Law

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 244
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Sep 2012
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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attempt, criminal liability

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Coercion, Compulsion, and Conditional Spending: Reflections on the Health Care Decision

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 245
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2012
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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unconstitutional conditions, conditional offers, coercion, compulsion, Medicaid, health care, Obamacare, conditional spending

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Alexander's Genius

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 489
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 May 2013 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2013
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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gerrymandering, Larry Alexander, legal principles

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Meta-Blackmail and the Evidentiary Theory: Still Taking Motives Seriously

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 94, p. 787, 2006, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 87
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Feb 2006
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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blackmail

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Conditional Spending and the (General) Conditional Offer Puzzle

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 522
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2013
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Provocation Manslaughter as Partial Justification and Partial Excuse

52 William and Mary Law Review 1027 (2011), U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-28
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 16 Aug 2012
Ian P. Farrell and Mitchell N. Berman
The University of Texas School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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State Accountability for Violations of Intellectual Property Rights: How to 'Fix' Florida Prepaid (and How Not to)

79 Texas L. Rev. 1037 (2001)
Number of pages: 161 Posted: 11 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 30 Dec 2014
Mitchell N. Berman, R. Anthony Reese and Ernest A. Young
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of California, Irvine School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Justification and Excuse, Law and Morality

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 60
Posted: 05 Feb 2004
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School

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justification, excuse, criminal theory, duress, provocation

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The Normative Functions of Coercion Claims

U of Texas Law School, Public Law Research No. 40
Posted: 04 Sep 2002
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School

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The Evidentiary Theory of Blackmail: Taking Motives Seriously

In the University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, 1998.
Posted: 16 Oct 1998
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Law School

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