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

30

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Scholarly Papers (30)

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

3.

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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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
Downloads 178 (300,801)

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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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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 177 (302,315)
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Municipal law, local government law, Washington State, police power

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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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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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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

9.

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

12.

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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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

14.

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

15.

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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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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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

18.

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
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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

19.

Amicus Curiae Brief of Law Professors

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 496, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 4331856
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Jan 2023
University of Michigan Law School, University of Missouri School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Washington - School of Law
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Culliton, Supreme Court, Washington, Law Professors, Amicus Curiae Brief, Property Tax, Excise Tax, Supreme Court of the United States, Lochner, Pollock, Income Tax, 16th Amendment, Stare Decisis, Capital

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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

21.

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

22.

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

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 74, 2022
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Mar 2023
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

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Vietnam's "Entire People Ownership" of Land: Theory and Practice

University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, Vol. 19, Pg. 1 (2023)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jan 2024
Hien Trung Phan and Hugh D. Spitzer
Can Tho University and University of Washington - School of Law
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Vietnamese land ownership, public land management, private land ownership, comparative property law, land use tenure and rights, government transparency

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The Right to Access Information on Land Recovery, Compensation, Assistance, And Resettlement: Case Study, City of Can Tho, Vietnam

Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Dec 2023
Hien Trung Phan and Hugh D. Spitzer
Can Tho University and University of Washington - School of Law
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Land recovery, compensation, resettlement