Hugh D. Spitzer

University of Washington - School of Law

Professor of Law (Acting)

Box 353020

Seattle, WA 98195-3020

United States

https://www.law.washington.edu/directory/profile.aspx?ID=470

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Taxes vs. Fees: A Curious Confusion

Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 38, 2003
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2018
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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Taxes, taxation, local government law, municipal law, fees, regulatory fees

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'Home Rule' vs. 'Dillon's Rule' for Washington Cities

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 809-60, 2015, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-11
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2016
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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home rule, Dillon's rule, local government, municipal government, cities, legal history, Washington State constitution, Progressive Era, police power, charter city government, public service power, state constitutional law

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Law Students and Cell Phone Use: Results of a Six-School Survey

UMKC Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, pp. 269-78, 2020
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 20 May 2021
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law, University of California - Irvine | School of Law, Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law, University of Washington - School of Law, University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and The John Marshall Law SchoolUIC John Marshall Law School
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cell phones, smart phones, mobile phones, social media, text messages, email, law students, legal education, law school, personal technology

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Municipal Police Power in Washington State

Washington Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2000
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2014
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 169 (255,959)
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Municipal law, local government law, Washington State, police power

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Revisiting the Client Conundrum: Whom Does Lawyer for a Government Represent, and Who Gives Direction to that Governmental Lawyer?

Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys Spring Conference, 2015, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-10
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Apr 2015
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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Rules of Professional Conduct, RPC, representation, government attorneys, government lawyers, attorneys general, municipal attorneys, organizational clients, local government, state government

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Realigning the Governmental/Proprietary Distinction in Municipal Law

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 173-215 (2016), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-13
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2016
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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municipal law, governmental power, proprietary power, local government, municipal authority, government contracts, tort liability, property law, governmental tax exemptions, eminent domain, zoning

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A Washington State Income Tax — Again?

University of Puget Sound Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 515-70 (1993)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Sep 2014
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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Legal history, state constitutional law

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Model Rule 5.7 and Lawyers in Government Jobs - How Can They Ever Be 'Non-Lawyers'?

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 1, Pp. 45-72 (2017), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-18
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2017
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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professional responsibility, legal ethics, lawyers, government employees, legal profession, J.D. Advantage, law-related services, government lawyers

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New Life for the 'Criteria Tests' in State Constitutional Jurisprudence: Gunwall Is Dead - Long Live Gunwall!

Rutgers Law Journal, Vol. 37, 2006
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2018
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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State constitutional law, state constitutional jurisprudence

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Pivoting to Progressivism: Justice Stephen J. Chadwick, the Washington Supreme Court, and Change in Early 20th-Century Judicial Reasoning and Rhetoric

Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 104, No. 3, pp.107-21, Forthcoming, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Apr 2014
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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Legal History, Progressive Era, Progressivism, Populism, State Constitutional History, State Courts, State Constitutions, Judges,Biography,Legal Realism, Legal Rhetoric, Judicial Rhetoric, Washington State History, Pacific Northwest

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Washington: The Past and Present Populist State

THE CONSTITUTIONALISM OF AMERICAN STATES, pp. 771-784, George E. Connor, Christopher W. Hammons, eds., University of Missouri Press, 2008
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Nov 2010
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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Legal history, politics, state constitutionalism

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Comparison of British Columbia and Washington State City Powers

Number of pages: 107 Posted: 26 May 2020
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Washington - School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Comparative law, Comparative local government law, Comparative federalism, Regionalism, Cross-border regionalism, Municipal law, Cooperative federalism, Urban studies, Municipal bylaws, Ordinances, Bylaw powers, Municipal revenue powers, Housing policy, Transportation policy, Autonomous vehicles

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Ethics Issues in Representing Intergovernmental Entities

University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-15
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 May 2014 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2014
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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legal ethics, professional ethics, professional responsibility, Rules of Professional Conduct, RPC, conflicts of interest, local government, municipal corporations, intergovernmental entities

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Amending Codes of Judicial Conduct to Impose Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Limits on Judicial Campaigns

Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 25, No. 2, Pp. 87-121, 2018
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Jan 2019
Hugh D. Spitzer and Philip Talmadge
University of Washington - School of Law and Independent
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constitutional law, separation of powers, court rulemaking, court rules, campaign finance, judicial elections, judges, state government, judicial ethics, judicial administration

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State Constitutional Law Symposium in Honor of Justice Robert F. Utter

Washington Law Review (Online), Vol. 91, Pp. 23-156, 2016
Number of pages: 156 Posted: 07 Jul 2016
University of Washington - School of Law, Oregon Supreme Court, University of Washington - School of Law, Washington State Legislature, University of Idaho - College of Law, Washington State Supreme Court, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Camden and Rutgers School of Law - Camden
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State Constitutions, Judges, Access to Justice, Funding of Public Education, International Law in State Constitutional Interpretation, Due Process, Washington State Constitution, Oregon Constitution

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An Analytical View of Recent 'Lending of Credit' Decisions in Washington State

University of Puget Sound Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 195-219 (1985), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Mar 2015
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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state constitutional law, state constitutions, local government law, cities, counties, municipal corporations, public finance, government programs

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Washington State's Mandate: The Constitutional Obligation to Fund Post-Secondary Education

Washington Law Review Online, Vol. 89, pp. 15–46 (2014), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-33
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Dec 2014
Adam Sherman, Adam Sherman and Hugh D. Spitzer
University of WashingtonHarvard Law School and University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 47 (563,912)
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state constitutions, Washington State constitution, higher education, post-secondary education, colleges and universities, community colleges, constitutional interpretation, legal history, constitutional law

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Be Careful What You Wish For: Private Political Parties, Public Primaries, and State Constitutional Restrictions

Washington Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 2, Pp. 823-50 , 2019
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 10 Jul 2019
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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Elections, Election Law, Primary Elections, Free Speech, First Amendment, State Constitutional Law

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Which Constitution? Eleven Years of Gunwall in Washington State

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 1187, 1998
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Oct 2010
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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State Constitutional Law

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'Unconstitutional Beyond a Reasonable Doubt' – A Misleading Mantra that Should Be Gone for Good

Washington Law Review Online, Vol. 96, p. 1 (2021)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2021
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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judicial writing, legal rhetoric, constitutional standard of review, judicial review of statutes, state constitutional law

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Bearing Arms in Washington State

Proceedings of the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys Spring Conference (1997)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Apr 2015
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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constitutional law, state constitutional law, state constitutions, legal history, right to bear arms, gun control, militias, weapons, guns, firearms

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Decentralization: How a Hidden Provision in the U.S. Constitution Could Remake America

NWLawyer, Vol. 72, No. 3, Pp. 34-40 (April/May 2018), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 May 2018
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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constitutional law, structures of government, federalism, states, representation, representative government, interstate compacts

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Court Rulemaking in Washington State

University of Puget Sound Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 31-73 (1982), University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Mar 2015
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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court rules, rules of procedure, state constitutional law, separation of powers, judicial administration

Court Rulemaking in Washington State

Univ. Puget Sound Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 31-73, 1982
Posted: 28 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2014
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law

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Courts, Court Rules, Court Rulemaking, Separation of Powers

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Catalytic Courts and Enforcement of Constitutional Education Funding Provisions

Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 45-82, 2021
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2021
Hugh D. Spitzer and Andy Omara
University of Washington - School of Law and Gadjah Mada University School of Law
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public schools, school funding litigation, state constitutions, interest groups, constitutional courts, legislatures, civil law, common law

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Which Constitution? Eleven Years of Gunwall in Washington State

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 1187-1215, 1998, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Mar 2015
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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constitutional law, state constitutions, state constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, federalism, criminal procedure, privacy, brief-writing

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Intra-Governmental Disputes: An RPC Muddle

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 May 2022
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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legal ethics, professional responsibility, government lawyers, intra-governmental disputes, Rules of Professional Conduct, conflict of interest, organization as client, RPC 1.2, RPC 1.6, RPC 1.7, RPC 1.10, RPC 1.13

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Reasoning V. Rhetoric: The Strange Case of "Unconstitutional Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 74, 2022
Number of pages: 34
Hugh D. Spitzer
University of Washington - School of Law
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state constitutional review standards, judicial writing, legal rhetoric, judicial review of statutes, state constitutional law, separation of powers, empirical data