Maxwell L. Stearns

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

500 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Defining Dicta

57 Stanford Law Review 953 (2005), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 113; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-55
Number of pages: 143 Posted: 12 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns and Michael Abramowicz
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and George Washington University Law School
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holding dicta

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The Law and Economics of Survivor

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 00-37
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Nov 2000
Maxwell L. Stearns and Kimberly A. Moore
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Obergefell, Fisher, and the Inversion of Tiers

19 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1043 (2017), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-13
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 11 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2017
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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scrutiny, constitutional law, dimensionality, condorcet, cycling, social choice, tiers of scrutiny, equal protection, due process, race, gender, sexual orientation

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Beyond Counting Votes: The Political Economy of Bush V. Gore

54 Vanderbilt Law Review 1849 (2001), George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 01-09
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2021
Michael Abramowicz and Maxwell L. Stearns
George Washington University Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Standing at the Crossroads: The Roberts Court in Historical Perspective

83 Notre Dame Law Review 875 (2008), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-41
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Roberts Court, Supreme Court, federal judiciary, Standing, Social Choice

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Appellate Courts Inside and Out

101 Michigan Law Review 1764 (2003) George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-28
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy

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The New Commerce Clause Doctrine in Game Theoretical Perspective

60 Vanderbilt Law Review 1 (2007), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-13
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Commerce clause, game theory, prisoners' dilemma, Nash Equilibrium, medical marijuana

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Commerce Games and the Individual Mandate

100 Georgetown Law Journal 1117 (2012), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-43
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2012
Leslie Meltzer Henry and Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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commerce clause, individual mandate, health reform, PPACA, game theory

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A Beautiful Mend: A Game Theoretical Analysis of the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine

45 William & Mary Law Review 1 (2003)
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 16 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Constitutional Law, jurisprudence, legal philosophy

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Direct (Anti-)Democracy

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 2, p. 311, 2012, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-44
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 18 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2012
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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voter initiative, voting, democracy

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An Introduction to Social Choice

ELGAR HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC CHOICE, Dan Farber and Anne O'Connell, eds., Elgar Publishing Company, 2009 , U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-15
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 22 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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median voter theorem, Condorcet criterion, path dependence, agenda setting, minimum winning coalitions, multispeakedness, dimensionality, symmetry, Arrow's Theorem

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Constitutional Law's Conflicting Premises

96 Notre Dame Law Review 447 (2020), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-03
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 13 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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commerce clause, separation of powers, equal protection, first amendment, game theory, dormant commerce clause

13.

Election 2016 and the Structural Constitution: A Preliminary Framing

76 Maryland Law Review Endnotes 4 (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-35
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Factions, Duverger's Law, Dimensionality, Presidential Campaign, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Median Voter

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Spokeo v. Robins and the Constitutional Foundations of Statutory Standing

68 Vanderbilt Law Review en banc 221 (2015), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-36
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2015
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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separation of powers, executive enforcement, justiciable harm, structure of standing, william fletcher, standing doctrine, Laidlaw, Lujan, diffuse harm, Marbury, justiciability

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Grains of Sand or Butterfly Effect: Standing, the Legitimacy of Precedent, and Reflections on Hollingsworth and Windsor

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 65, 2013, p. 349-401, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-58
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2014
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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social choice theory, private-rights model, standing doctrine, public-rights, justiciability

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Modeling Narrowest Grounds

89 George Washington Law Review 461 (2021), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-05
Number of pages: 133 Posted: 08 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Marks, narrowest grounds, precedent, split decisions, fractured panel, binding decision, plurality, dimensionality, game theory, matryoshka dolls

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Constitution Day Lectures: Election 2016 and the Structural Constitution

76 Maryland Law Review Endnotes (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-39
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Feb 2017
iversity of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Students, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Maryland
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constitution day, presidential election, political party, populism, antiestablishment, runoff, insider-outsider, gender schema, hyper masculinity

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Constitutional Law in Social Choice Perspective

163 Public Choice 167 (2015), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-57
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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judicial politics, Supreme Court, decision-making, public choice, social choice

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Private-Rights Litigation and the Normative Foundations of Durable Constitutional Precedent

Christopher J. Peters, ed. Precedent in the United States Supreme Court. New York, Springer, 2013, pp. 77-100. , U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-59
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2015
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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public-rights model, private-rights model, justiciability

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Should Justices Ever Switch Votes?: Miller V. Albright in Social Choice Perspective

Supreme Court Economic Review, Vol. 7, pp. 87-156, 1999
Posted: 12 Sep 1999
Maxwell L. Stearns
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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