Bryan H. Wildenthal

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Professor of Law Emeritus

701 B Street

Suite 110

San Diego, CA 92101

United States

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“  I have taught as a visiting professor at the University of San Diego and other law schools and for many years as a tenured professor (now emeritus) at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. I am working on several scholarly law projects, including various reform proposals addressing existential threats to American democracy and the rule of law, and a book project collecting my articles on the U.S. Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment and Bill of Rights. I also pursue the Shakespeare authorship question as an amateur independent scholar. I published a book in 2019 about the surprisingly widespread published early doubts about authorship during Shakespeare's own time (see excerpts posted here on SSRN).  ”

Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Nationalizing the Bill of Rights: Revisiting the Original Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1866-67

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 68, No. 6, p. 1509, 2007, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 963487
Number of pages: 119 Posted: 19 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2021
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, incorporation theory, originalism, Reconstruction, John Bingham, Jacob Howard, Charles Fairman, Raoul Berger, Samuel Nicholas

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The Lost Compromise: Reassessing the Early Understanding in Court and Congress on Incorporation of the Bill of Rights in the Fourteenth Amendment

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 3, p. 1051, 2000, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 229228
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 16 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, incorporation theory, constitutional law, individual rights, Charles Fairman, Stanley Morrison, Raoul Berger, Slaughter-House Cases, Cruikshank, Walker v. Sauvinet

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Federal Labor Law, Indian Sovereignty, and the Canons of Construction

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 2, p. 413, 2007, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 970590
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 15 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2014
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Indian, tribal, Native American, sovereignty, labor, federalism, separation of powers, canons of construction

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Nationalizing the Bill of Rights: Scholarship and Commentary on the Fourteenth Amendment in 1867-1873

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Vol. 18, p. 153, 2009, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1354404
Number of pages: 171 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2020
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, Second Amendment, Fifth Amendment, right to bear arms, grand jury, self-incrimination, incorporation doctrine, Cooley, Bishop, Wharton, Pomeroy, Farrar, Paschal, Nicholas, Fairman, Berger, Crosskey, Reconstruction, originalism, original meaning, textualism

5.

Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts (book excerpts)

Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts, 2019, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3007393
Number of pages: 146 Posted: 07 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2021
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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William Shakespeare, Shakspere, Stratford, Authorship Question, Authorship Doubts, Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, Elizabethan England, Jacobean England, English Literature, Pseudonyms, Anonymous Publications, Sonnets, Groatsworth

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How the Ninth Circuit Overruled a Century of Supreme Court Indian Jurisprudence‚ÄĒAnd Has So Far Gotten Away With It

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2008, No. 2, p. 547, 2008, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1099683
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2017
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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American Indian law, tribal sovereignty, Native American, Indian Nations, Indian tribes, Ninth Circuit, federal labor law

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Nationalizing the Bill of Rights: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of the Fourteenth Amendment Incorporation Doctrine (Book Manuscript, Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2, May 2006 Draft)

TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 905621
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 31 May 2006 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2008
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Reconstruction, Bill of Rights, incorporation theory, John Bingham, Jacob Howard, Charles Fairman, Stanley Morrison, Raoul Berger, Michael Kent Curtis

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The Road to Twining: Reassessing the Disincorporation of the Bill of Rights

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 4, p. 1457, 2000, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 229443
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 16 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, incorporation theory, constitutional law, individual rights, Twining v. New Jersey, John Marshall Harlan (elder)

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Hillary Clinton's Electoral College Defeat: It Almost Happened to George W. Bush in 2004

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2883806
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Electoral College, presidential elections, popular vote, election law, John Kerry, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, 2000 election, 2004 election, 2016 election

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Fighting the Lone Wolf Mentality: Twenty-First Century Reflections on the Paradoxical State of American Indian Law

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, p. 113, 2002, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 480885
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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American Indian, Native American, indigenous, tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, Indian gaming, Indian casinos, race, ethnicity, identity, culutre, genocide, constitutional law, legal history, Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, Navajo Nation

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Indian Sovereignty, General Federal Laws, and the Canons of Construction: An Overview and Update

American Indian Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1 (art. 3), p. 98, 2017, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2987620
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 16 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 26 Dec 2019
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Indian law, Native American, American Indian, Indian sovereignty, general federal law, canons of construction, labor law, national labor relations, NLRA, NLRB

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Memorandum on Supreme Court Vacancies and Confirmations During Presidential Election Years

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2735256
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Feb 2016
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Supreme Court, judicial nominations, judicial vacancies, lame-duck presidents

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To Say 'I Do': Shahar v. Bowers, Same-Sex Marriage, and Public Employee Free Speech Rights

Georgia State University Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 381, 1998, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 181790
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 19 Sep 1999 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2021
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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marriage, same-sex marriage, same-sex partnership, same-sex commitment ceremony, gay marriage, lesbian marriage, religious marriage, civil marriage, gay rights, free speech, freedom of religion, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, LGBT rights

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The Right of Confrontation, Justice Scalia, and the Power and Limits of Textualism

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 4, p. 1323, 1991, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1028686
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 09 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2016
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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constitutional law, textualism, interpretivism, constitutional theory, originalism, Antonin Scalia, criminal procedure, confrontation, hearsay, child abuse trials, child sexual abuse, Sixth Amendment

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The U.S. Constitution (Wildenthal annotated edition)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3188256
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2023
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Constitution, United States Constitution, annotated Constitution, Reconstruction Amendments, 13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, 25th Amendment, 27th Amendment, ERA extension

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State Parochialism, the Right to Travel, and the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 6, p. 1557, 1989, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1028679
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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state parochialism, interstate discrimination, travel, interstate travel, right to travel, privileges and immunities clause, commerce clause, equal protection clause, constitutional law

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The Oxfordian Era on the Supreme Court

Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter, Vol. 52, No. 3, p. 9, 2016, Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Website, 2016 (rev. 2020), Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2834349
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2021
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell, Sandra O'Connor, Ruth Ginsburg, William Shakespeare, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, authorship question, Stratfordian theory, Oxfordian theory

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A Personal Perspective on Marriage, Time, Space, Uncertainty, and the Law

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2011, p. 227, 2011, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1866530
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2014
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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marriage, marriage equality, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, gay rights, lesbian rights, full faith and credit, e-marriage, electronic marriage, equal rights

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Remembering Rollett and Debunking Shapiro (Again)

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Website (Research and Discussion of the Shakespeare Authorship Question), July 13, 2016, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2899575
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2018
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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William Shakespeare, authorship question, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, James Shapiro, John Rollett, Stephen Greenblatt, Stanley Wells

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Slaughter-House Cases: An Essay in Constitutional-Historical Revisionism

Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 241, 2001, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1028183
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, incorporation theory, constitutional law, individual rights, Slaughter-House Cases, Lochner v. New York

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A Reply to Professor Thomas

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 68, No. 6, p. 1659, 2007, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1019308
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, originalism, incorporation theory, George Thomas

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Come Ox, Hit Me! Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts, Greene's Groats-Worth of Wit, and a Stratfordian Dilemma

Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts, 2019
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2019
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Robert Greene, Groatsworth, Henry Chettle, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare authorship, Shakspere, Elizabethan literature, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, early authorship doubts

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Reflections on Spelling and the Shakespeare Authorship Question: 'What's in (the Spelling of) a Name?'

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Website, August 9, 2018, Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts, 2019
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 May 2018 Last Revised: 28 May 2020
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Shakespeare authorship question, SAQ, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, Shakspere, Stratford, Peter Moore, David Kathman, spelling, early authorship doubts

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The Truth About the Supreme Court's Recess-Appointments Ruling: A Debate

The Originalism Blog (Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, University of San Diego School of Law), 2014, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2538257
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
Bryan H. Wildenthal and Steven Semeraro
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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NLRB v Noel Canning, recess appointments, constitutional interpretation, originalism, textualism, nonoriginalism, living Constitution

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The Snobbery Slander: The Most Outrageous and Ironic Attacks on Oxfordians and Other Shakespeare Authorship Doubters

Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts, 2019, Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Website, 2019, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3215524
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 15 May 2023
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Shakespeare authorship, Shakspere, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, snobbery, class bias, aristocratic bias, commoners, Stratford, noblemen, Oxfordian theory

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Bipartisan Constitutional Reform Amendments

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3680266
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2022
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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rule of law, constitutional amendment, Attorney General, Supreme Court, judicial review, presidential succession, 25th Amendment, Equal Rights Amendment, life tenure, fixed terms, voting rights, natural born citizen

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Voting Rights and Reform Act of 2021

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3577299
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2021
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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voting rights, federal elections, Congressional powers, Time Place and Manner Clause, gerrymandering, absentee voting, voting by mail, mail-in ballots, run-off elections, election law, polling places, early voting, voter registration

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The Speaker of the House and Presidential Succession: An Argument and Addendum

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3714362 (2020)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2023
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Presidential Succession Act, Speaker of the House, Officer of the United States, Article VI, Oath Clause, Religious Test Clause, 14th Amendment, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Bill Barr, Akhil Amar, Vikram Amar, Jack Goldsmith

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Book Review of Brown's 'Religion, Law, and the Land: Native Americans and the Judicial Interpretation of Sacred Land'

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 743, 2001, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1027801
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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American Indian, Native American, religious freedom, Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, sacred sites, Brian Edward Brown, Six Rivers National Forest

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American Indian Tribes Enter the New Millennium [Book Review of Pevar's 'The Rights of Indians and Tribes']

Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, p. 593, 2003, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1027821
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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American Indian, Native American, tribal rights, Indian rights, American Civil Liberties Union, individual rights, constitutional law

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Proposed 'Defend Elections and National Democracy' (DEFEND) Act

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3850421
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2022
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Congress, federal elections, state election law, voting rights, gerrymandering, independent districting commission

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Civil War Without End: The Sociology and Synergy of Law and History [Book Review of Brandwein's 'Reconstructing Reconstruction']

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2001, No. 2, p. 629, 2001, H-Law, American Society for Legal History, September 2000, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1028188
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, Civil War, slavery, Reconstruction, Thirteenth Amendment, voting rights, apportionment, Charles Fairman, William Winslow Crosskey, Pamela Brandwein

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Judicial Philosophies in Collision: Justice Blackmun, Garcia, and the Tenth Amendment

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, p. 749, 1990, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1028684
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2010
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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federalism, state sovereignty, state autonomy, commerce power, constitutional law, national league of cities

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Proposed Electoral College Amendment

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3777733
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2021
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Electoral College, President, Vice President, elections, Constitution, amendments

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Shapiro 'On the Media': Name-Calling and Bullying Students and Doubters

Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 25, 2018, Early Shakespeare Authorship Doubts, 2019, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3177891
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 14 May 2018 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2020
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Shakespeare authorship question, James Shapiro, Brooke Gladstone, On the Media, students, authorship doubters, authorship skeptics

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An Inside Account of a Very Canadian Revolution

H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences, 2014, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2538225
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Canada, Canadian Constitution, Canadian constitutional law, Canadian health care, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, patriation, repatriation, First Nations, aboriginal rights, indigenous rights

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Proposed Attorney General Amendment

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 4190048
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 18 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2022
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Attorney General, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, constitutional amendment, Garland, Trump, Biden

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Proposed Vacancy-Filling and Vote-Counting Act

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 4212705
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 08 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2022
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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voting rights, vote counting, special elections, election contests, vacancies, Senate, House of Representatives, Congress

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On Birthright Citizenship, We Should Honor the Constitution

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 4324523, Los Angeles Daily Journal, June, 2010, American Constitution Society Blog, August, 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 25 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2023
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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birthright citizenship, 14th Amendment, immigration, citizen, illegal migrant, undocumented migrant

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Law Professor Queries: Should THLA = GLB plus T?

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 4324484, Tom Homann Law Association Newsletter, April, 1999
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 25 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2023
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, drag queen, gender, transsexual