Brian Christopher Jones

University of Dundee

Lecturer in Law

Nethergate

Dundee, Scotland DD1 4HN

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Confrontational Contestation and Democratic Compromise: The Sunflower Movement and its Aftermath

(Forthcoming) Hong Kong Law Journal (Spring 2015)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Feb 2015
Brian Christopher Jones and Yen-Tu Su
University of Dundee and Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS)
Downloads 88 (129,355)

Abstract:

contestation, democracy, democratic peace, democratic conflict, disobedience, freedom of Speech, Sunflower Movement, Taiwan

2.

Don't Be Silly: Lawmakers 'Rarely' Read Legislation and Oftentimes Don't Understand It . . . But That's Okay

Penn State Law Review, Penn Statim Vol. 118, No. 7, 2013
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Nov 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 79 (245,927)

Abstract:

legislation, bills, acts, reading, understanding, Congress, Westminster, Scottish Parliament, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

3.

Preliminary Warnings on 'Constitutional' Idolatry

(Forthcoming) Public Law (January 2016)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 61 (225,912)

Abstract:

written constitution, unwritten constitution, constitutional worship, constitutional idolatry, parliamentary sovereignty, judicial review

4.

Disparaging the Supreme Court: Is SCOTUS in Serious Trouble?

Wisconsin Law Review Online, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2015
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 46 (286,875)

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5.

Thought Experiment: Would Congressional Short Bill Titles Survive FTC Scrutiny?

Seton Hall Legislative Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Jan 2013
Brian Christopher Jones and Randal M. Shaheen
University of Dundee and Harvard University - Law School - Alumni
Downloads 28 (366,799)

Abstract:

short titles, bills, drafting, FTC, deceptive advertising, deceptive practices, drafting standards

6.

A Triumph of Ill Conceived Language: The Linguistic Origins of Guantanamo's 'Rough Justice'

Hastings Law Journal Voir Dire 1-9 (2013)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 17 Oct 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 23 (406,274)

Abstract:

Guantanamo Bay, Jess Bravin, terrorism, courts, justice, military commissions, due process, classified, custodial interrogation

7.

Drafting Proper Short Bill Titles: Do States Have the Answer?

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 23, p. 455, 2012
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2012
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 23 (393,380)

Abstract:

short titles, legislation, congress, states

8.

Processes, Standards and Politics: Drafting Short Titles in the Westminster Parliament, Scottish Parliament and US Congress

25 FLA. J. INT’L L., 2013, Forthcoming,
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 22 (415,655)

Abstract:

short titles, legislation, bills, processes, standards, Congress, Westminster, Scottish Parliament

9.

Plain Language Prospects in American Public Law: Insiders Weigh In

9 Am U. Modern American 15-28, Fall 2013
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Feb 2014
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 19 (389,332)

Abstract:

legislation, public law, plain language, plain writing, statutes, statutory drafting, US Congress, Westminster Parliament, Scottish Parliament

10.

SCOTUS Short Title Turmoil: Time for a Congressional Bill Naming Authority

32(1) Yale Law & Policy Review Inter Alia 25-33 (2013)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 16 (435,830)

Abstract:

short titles, bill names, SCOTUS, Windsor, bills, acts, legislation, lawmaking

11.

One Redeeming Quality About the 112th Congress: Refocusing on Descriptive Rather than Evocative Short Titles

112 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 1-15, 2013
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Jul 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 15 (466,907)

Abstract:

short titles, bills, acts, Congress, drafting, legislation, public law, legal writing

12.

Manipulating Public Law Favorability: Is It Really This Easy?

Brian Christopher Jones, Manipulating Public Law Favorability: Is It Really This Easy? 2(2) British Journal of American Legal Studies 511 (2013).
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 13 (451,475)

Abstract:

short titles, bills, acts, Congress, Westminster, Scottish Parliament, drafting, legislation, public law

13.

Interpreting Acronyms and Epithets: Examining the Jurisprudential Significance (or Lack Thereof)

25 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. Online 1, 2014
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Mar 2014
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 12 (440,997)

Abstract:

acronyms, epithets, interpretation, legislation, psycholinguistics, public laws, Congress, jurisprudence, short titles, USA PATRIOT Act

14.

Fiduciary Principles and Statutory Form in Relation to the Necessary and Proper Clause: Potential Constitutional Implications for Congressional Short Titles

6(2) University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy 347-372 (2012)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 May 2014
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 11 (482,512)

Abstract:

necessary, proper, drafting, bills, acts, short titles, Congress, fiduciary duty, fiduciary principles

15.

The Congressional Short Title (R)Evolution: Changing the Face of America's Public Laws

Kentucky Law Journal Online, Vol. 101, 42-64, 2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 11 (482,512)

Abstract:

short titles, acts, legislation, Congress

16.

Assessing the Constitutionality of Legislation: Constitutional Review in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

Asia Pacific Law Review, Volume 23(2), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Jul 2015
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 8 (415,655)

Abstract:

constitutional review, interpretative authority, legal constitutionalism, political constitutionalism, legislative processes, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

17.

Personalized Bills as Commemorations: A Problem for House Rules?

46(9) Connecticut Law Review CONNtemplations 9-17 (2013)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 6 (502,876)

Abstract:

Congress, House Rules, bills, acts, personalized legislation, commemorations, bill titles

18.

Transatlantic Perspectives on Humanised Public Law Campaigns: Personalising and Depersonalising the Legislative Process

6(1) LEGISPRUDENCE 57-76
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 5 (516,955)

Abstract:

personalised bills, legislative process, emotional law, short titles, Westminster Parliament, Scottish Parliament, US Congress

19.

Westminster's Impending Short Title Quandary: And How To Fix it

Public Law, April (2013) 223-232
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2015
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 2 (497,958)

Abstract:

bills, statutes, short titles, Westminster Parliament, legislative drafting, evocative language, standards

20.

Justices As 'Sacred Symbols': Antonin Scalia and the Cultural Life of the Law

(Forthcoming) British Journal of American Legal Studies (2017)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2017
Brian Christopher Jones and Austin Sarat
University of Dundee and Amherst College
Downloads 0 (263,085)

Abstract:

Antonin Scalia, sacred symbol, US Supreme Court, originalism, textualism, cultural life of law

21.

The Online/Offline Cognitive Divide: Implications for Law

SCRIPT-ed, Volume 13, Issue 1, May 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 May 2016
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 0 (401,927)

Abstract:

Legal Development; Cognitive Differences; Speech; Offline; Online; Social Media; Technological Neutrality

22.

Disparaging the Supreme Court, Part II: Questioning Institutional Legitimacy

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2016, No. 3, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Feb 2016
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 0 (301,220)

Abstract:

disparagement, legitimacy, US Supreme Court, constitutional interpretation, UK Supreme Court, court communications

23.

Research Note: Do Short Bill Titles Matter? Surprising Insights from Westminster and Holyrood

65(2) PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, 448-462 (2012)
Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee

Abstract:

short bill titles, legislative process, bill drafting, Westminster Parliament, Scottish Parliament

Other Papers (4)

Total Downloads: 102    Citations: 0
1.

Is Social Media a Human Right? Exploring the Scope of Internet Rights

International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog, December 5, 2014
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Dec 2014
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 42

Abstract:

Arab Spring, Free Expression, ICCPR, Right to Internet, Social Media, Twitter

2.

Britain's Other — Perhaps More Important — Anniversary

Blog of the IACL, AIDC, 2015
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 12 Feb 2016
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
Downloads 0 (477,301)

Abstract:

Magna Carta, Parliament, Simon de Montfort, anniversary, democracy, representative government

3.

A Middle Ground for Democratic Accountability: Retention Elections for the House of Lords

I-CONnect Blog, 2015
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 10 Jan 2016
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
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Abstract:

House of Lords, democratic accountability, retention elections, reform, Lords reform

4.

How Far Out of Step is SCOTUS?

International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog, 2015
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 30 Sep 2015
Brian Christopher Jones
University of Dundee
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Abstract:

supreme courts, US Supreme Court, SCOTUS, UK Supreme Court, UKSC, court communications, cameras in the courtroom, judicial selection