Mitchell N. Berman

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

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3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Originalism is Bunk

Number of pages: 96 Posted: 28 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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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 Carey Law School
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Punishment, Justification, Rights, Retributivism

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Bostock was Bogus: Textualism, Pluralism, and Title VII

97 Notre Dame L. Rev. 67 (2021), https://scholarship.law.nd.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4985&context=ndlr, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-31
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 04 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2023
Mitchell N. Berman and Guha Krishnamurthi
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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constitutional law, employment discrimination, Title VII, employment law, Bostock, textualism, purposivism, pluralism

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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 Carey Law School
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retributivism, consequentialism, punishment, desert

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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 Carey Law School
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sports, rules, discretion

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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 Carey Law School
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white-collar crime, mala prohibita, insider trading, blackmail

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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 Carey Law School
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blackmail, extortion, coercion

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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 Carey Law School
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Originalism, Nonoriginalism, Non-originalism, Living Constitutionalism, Abortion

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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 Carey 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

10.

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 Carey Law School
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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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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 Carey 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

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How Practices Make Principles, and How Principles Make Rules

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-03
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Law & philosophy, jurisprudence, positivism, rule of recognition, validation, legal principles, legal rules, metaphysical grounding, constitutional & statutory interpretation, Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, theoretical disagreements, TVA v. Hill, Obergefell, Chiafalo, Hart, Dworkin

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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 Carey 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

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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 Carey Law School and University College London
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originalism, nonoriginalism, constitutional interpretation, constitutional construction

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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 Carey Law School
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Hart, Rule of Recognition, positivism, constitutional theory, law as practice

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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 Carey Law School
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punishment, retributivism, desert

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Kennedy's Legacy: A Principled Justice

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 46, p. 311, 2019, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-5
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 05 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2019
Mitchell N. Berman and David Peters
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Pennsylvania Carey 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

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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 Carey Law School and The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Downloads 350 (153,688)
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Criminal law, criminal theory, provocation, criminal defenses, jurisprudence, philosophy of law, justification, excuse

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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 Carey Law School
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sports, football, instant replay, officiating, standards of review

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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 Carey 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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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 Carey Law School
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constitutional interpretation, constitutional theory, originalism, reflective equilibrium, coherentism, natural born citizen

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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 Carey Law School
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justification, excuse, necessity

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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 Carey Law School
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retributivism, punishment, desert, Michael Moore

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Retributivism

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-36, 2022, Oxford Handbook on Punishment Theory and Philosophy (Jesper Ryberg ed., Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Jul 2022
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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retributivism, negative retributivism, prospect retributivism, desert, negative desert, punishment, blameworthiness, determinism, favoring

25.

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 Carey 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

26.

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 Carey Law School
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partisanship, gerrymandering, Vieth, election law, decision rules

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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 Carey Law School
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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 Carey 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 Carey Law School
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Commerce Clause, Constitutional Doctrine, Purpose Scrutiny, Legislative Purpose

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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 Carey Law School and University College London
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originalism, nonoriginalism, pluralism

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Dworkin versus Hart Revisited: The Challenge of Non-Lexical Determination

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-02, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, forthcoming 2022
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Positivism, jurisprudence, legal principles, legal norms, social norms, metaphysical determination, metaphysical grounding, lexical ordering, metanormative theory, rule of recognition, validation, cluster concepts, legal content

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Religious Liberty and the Constitution: Of Rules and Principles, Fixity and Change

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 23-36
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 06 Oct 2023 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2023
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Constitutional interpretation, religious liberty, Religion Clauses, organic pluralism, constitutional principles, constitutional content, nonoriginalism

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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 Carey Law School
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federalism, spending power, RLUIPA, constitutional law, Rehnquist Court

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Proportionality, Constraint, and Culpability

Criminal Law & Philosophy, Vol. 15, p. 373, 2021, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-09
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Feb 2022
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Law & philosophy, criminal justice, desert, punishment, proportionality, severity, leniency, culpability, blameworthiness, responsibility, retributivism, negative retributivism, side constraints

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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 Carey Law School
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unconstitutional conditions, conditional offers, coercion, compulsion, Medicaid, health care, Obamacare, conditional spending

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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 Carey Law School
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attempt, criminal liability

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Keeping Our Distinctions Straight: A Response to “Originalism: Standard and Procedure”

Harvard Law Review Forum (2022 Forthcoming), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-04
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Law & philosophy, philosophy of law, constitutional law, constitutional theory, jurisprudence, standards and decision procedures, Stephen E. Sachs, decision rules, metaphysical grounding, original-law originalism

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“Blameworthiness” and “Culpability” Are Not Synonymous: A Sympathetic Amendment to Simester

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 23-22, Criminal Law & Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Jun 2023
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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blameworthiness, culpability, negligence, fault, desert, Simester, negative desert, criminal negligence, criminal law, retributivism, liability, moral blame, behavioral standards

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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 Carey Law School
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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 Carey 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 Carey Law School
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blackmail

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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 Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Blameworthiness, Desert, and Luck

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-08, Noûs, forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Feb 2022
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Law & philosophy, criminal justice, blame, desert, punishment, culpability, moral luck, outcome luck, responsibility, liability, harm, intent, moral agency, blameworthiness

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Negligence and Culpability: Reflections on Alexander and Ferzan

Criminal Law & Philosophy, Forthcoming, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 22-17
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2023
Mitchell N. Berman
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Law & philosophy, criminal justice, desert, punishment, severity, proportionality, fault, blame, culpability, criminal liability, responsibility-based constraint, wrongdoing, negligence, Ferzander

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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 Young
University of Pennsylvania Carey 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 Carey 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 Carey 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 Carey Law School

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