Victoria Nourse

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory?

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 95, p. 61, 2009, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-17
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 17 May 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2021
Victoria Nourse and Gregory Shaffer
Georgetown University Law Center and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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legal realism, legal theory, behavioral law and economics, institutionalism, contextualism, attitudinal model, new legal realism, new formalism, dynamic realism, law and politics, mediating theory, recursivity

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Is it Time for a New Legal Realism?

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2005, No. 2, pp. 335-363, 2005, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1015
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 May 2006
University of Wisconsin Law School, University of California, Irvine School of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Georgetown University Law Center and Harvard University - Center on the Legal Profession
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new legal realism, empirical legal studies, legal pragmatism, interdisciplinary translation

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A Decision Theory of Statutory Interpretation: Legislative History by the Rules

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 122, pp. 70-152, 2012, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-150
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 09 Nov 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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The Politics of Legislative Drafting: A Congressional Case Study

New York University Law Review, Vol. 77, pp. 575-623, 2002, University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Series Archival Collection
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Jan 2010
Victoria Nourse and Jane S. Schacter
Georgetown University Law Center and Stanford Law School
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statute, judicial review, legislative process, legislation, interpretation

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Statutory Interpretation from the Outside

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming 2022
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 26 May 2021
Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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ordinary meaning, legislation, statutory interpretation, experimental jurisprudence, textualism

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The Canon Wars

Forthcoming, 97 Tex. L. Rev.____ (2019), St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-0004
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Mar 2018
Anita S. Krishnakumar and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
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The Canon Wars

Texas Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Dec 2018
Anita S. Krishnakumar and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
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canons, interpretation, statutory interpretation, legislative history

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Empiricism, Experimentalism, and Conditional Theory

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 67, 2014, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-32, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-40
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 11 May 2015
Victoria Nourse and Gregory Shaffer
Georgetown University Law Center and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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new legal realism, conditional theory, empirical legal studies, new governance, experimentalism, emergent analytics, modularity, legal theory

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Buck v. Bell: A Constitutional Tragedy from a Lost World

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 39, pp. 101-117, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-094
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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Supreme Court, due process, sterilization laws, constitutional law, Fourteenth Amendment

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Elementary Statutory Interpretation: Rethinking Legislative Intent and History

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 55, pp. 1613-1658, 2014
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Feb 2015
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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statutory interpretation, legislative history, intent, context, legislative theory, textualism

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Textual Gerrymandering: The Eclipse of Republican Government in an Era of Statutory Populism

NYU Law Review , Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 23 Mar 2021
Victoria Nourse and William N. Eskridge
Georgetown University Law Center and Yale University - Law School
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interpretation constitution statutory

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Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory? (A Synopsis)

The Legal Workshop, January 2010, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-17
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2010
Victoria Nourse and Gregory Shaffer
Georgetown University Law Center and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Legal Realism, Legal Theory, Behavioral Law And Economics, Institutionalism, Contextualism, Attitudinal Model, New Legal Realism, New Formalism, Dynamic Realism, Law And Politics, Mediating Theory, Recursivity

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Reclaiming the Constitutional Text from Originalism: The Case of Executive Power

California Law Review, Vol. 106, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2018
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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constitutional law, legislative theory, legislative history, originalism

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Two Kinds of Plain Meaning

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 76, pp. 991-1005, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-095
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 31 Jul 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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constitutional interpretation, textualism, legal theory, statutory interpretation, plain meaning, labor law

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Misunderstanding Congress: Statutory Interpretation, the Supermajoritarian Difficulty, and the Separation of Powers

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 99, pp. 1119-1177, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-072
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Jun 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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Congress, textualism, purposivism, legislative history, constitutional interpretation, supermajoritarian difficulty, statutory interpretation, separation of powers, game theory, electoral connection

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The Lost History of Governance and Equal Protection

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2009, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1101
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Jan 2010
Victoria Nourse and Sarah Maguire
Georgetown University Law Center and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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equal protection, equal protection clause, constitution, constitutionalist, discrimination

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A Tale of Two Lochners: The Untold History of Substantive Due Process and the Idea of Fundamental Rights

California Law Review, Vol. 97, pp. 751-799, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-093
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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Supreme Court, Due Process Clause, fundamental rights, Lochner era, property rights, Fourtheenth Amendment

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The Constitution and Legislative History

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 17, pp. 313-363, 2014
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Feb 2015
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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legislative history, textualism, Congress, constitutional theory, statutory law, interpretation, judicial review

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Decision Theory and Babbitt v. Sweet Home: Skepticism About Norms, Discretion, and the Virtues of Purposivism

Saint Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 57, pp. 909-930, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-051
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 May 2013
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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decision theory, jurisprudence, statutory interpretation, purposivism, textualism, Supreme Court, Congress

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The Vertical Separation of Powers

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 49, pp. 749-802, 1999, University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper Series Archival Collection, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-104
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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separation of powers, function, Morrison v. Olson, Clinton v. Jones, federalism, structural incentive

The Vertical Separation of Powers

Posted: 17 Aug 2000
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Passion's Progress: Modern Law Reform and the Provocation Defense

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 106, pp. 1331-1438, 1997, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-106
Number of pages: 119 Posted: 03 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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crime, criminal justice, feminist legal theory, provocation, defense, crimes of passion, murder, manslaughter, legal reform, model penal code, domestic violence, intimate homicide

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The 'Normal' Successes and Failures of Feminism and the Criminal Law

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 75, pp. 951-978, 2000, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-037
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 May 2013
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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feminism, domestic violence, self-defense, rape reform, marital rape reform, battered women

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Self-Defense and Subjectivity

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 68, 1235-1308, 2001, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-103
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 22 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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self-defense, imminence, battered women, family law, criminal law, criminal defense

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After the Reasonable Man: Getting over the Subjectivity Objectivity Question

New Criminal Law Review, Vol. 11, pp.33-50, (2008), Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-167
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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reasonable man, battered women, violence, self-defense, provocation, heuristic, subjectivity, objectivity, majoritarian norms

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Toward a 'Due Foundation' for the Separation of Powers: The Federalist Papers as Political Narrative

Texas Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 447-521, 1996, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-108
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 02 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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separation of power, Supreme Court, Congress, federalist, legal authority, legislative, executive and judiciary power, politics

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Overrides: The Super-Study

Texas Law Review, Vol. 92, pp. 205-216, 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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Supreme Court, overrides, Congress, statutory interpretation, decision theory

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Toward a New Constitutional Anatomy

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 56, pp.835-900, 2004, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-096
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 23 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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federalism, separation of powers, constitutionalism, textualist, originalist

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The New Normativity: The Abuse Excuse and the Resurgence of Judgment in the Criminal Law

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 50, pp. 1435-1470, 1998, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-105
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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self-defense, battered women, abuse excuse, domestic violence, criminal defenses, provocation, moral judgment, criminal law

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Reconceptualizing Criminal Law Defenses

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 151, pp.1691-1746, 2003, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-098
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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criminal law theory, criminal defense, public law, individualization, self-defense, insanity, necessity, provocation, political theory

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Rethinking Crime Legislation: History and Harshness

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 39, pp. 925-939, 2004, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-168
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Nov 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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crime legislation, criminal law scholars, crime politics, political theory, legal theory, legal history

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Equality's Future: An Introduction

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender, and Society, Vol. 23, pp. 161-167, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-035
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 May 2013
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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feminism, equality, gender equality

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Upending Status: A Comment on Switching, Inequality, and the Idea of the Reasonable Person

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 2, pp.361-375, 2004, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-109
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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switching, inequality, criminal law, upending status, murder, reasonable person, prejudice, cultural stereotypes, bias

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Gideon's Muted Trumpet

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 58, pp. 1417-1432, 1999, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-038
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 May 2013
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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right to counsel, Sixth Amendment, due process

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Making Constitutional Doctrine in a Realistic Age

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 145, pp. 1401-1457, 1997, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-107
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 03 Aug 2012
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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constitutional doctrine, clear law, Supreme Court, formalism, realism, jurisprudence, criminal law

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Law's Constitution: A Relational Critique

Wisconsin Women's Law Journal, Vol. 17, pp. 23-56, 2002, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-036
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 May 2013
Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center
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feminist theory, legal theory