Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law

Myron Taylor Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

United States

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio.cfm?id=333

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Scholarly Papers (77)

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Stings and Scams: ‘Fake News,’ the First Amendment, and the New Activist Journalism

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-02
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2018
Michael C. Dorf and Sidney Tarrow
Cornell Law School and Cornell University - Law School
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First Amendment, Social Media, Web 2.0, Free Press, Freedom of the Press, Free Speech, Fake News, New Media, Social Movements, Fourth Estate, News Media, Activist Journalism, False Information, Alternative Facts

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What Does the Second Amendment Mean Today?

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 291, 2000, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-52
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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second amendment, individual rights, originalist, nonoriginalist, constitutional interpretation

What Does the Second Amendment Mean Today?

Columbia Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 6
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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An Institutional Approach to Legal Indeterminacy

Columbia Law School, Pub. Law Research Paper No. 02-44
Number of pages: 132 Posted: 11 Nov 2002
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Legal Indeterminacy and Institutional Design

New York University Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 875, 2003, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-57
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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constitutional theory, legal indeterminacy, experimentalism, Legal Process approach, Dworkin, and Hart and Sacks

Constitutional Existence Conditions and Judicial Review

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 25 Jun 2003
Michael C. Dorf and Matthew D. Adler
Cornell Law School and Duke University School of Law
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Constitutional Existence Conditions and Judicial Review

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 1105, 2003, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-70
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 22 Feb 2013
Matthew D. Adler and Michael C. Dorf
Duke University School of Law and Cornell Law School
Downloads 39 (408,826)
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constitution, interpretation, judicial review, congress, courts, amendment

Putting the Democracy in Democracy and Distrust: The Coherentist Case for Representation Reinforcement

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 04-77
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Oct 2004
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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The Coherentism of Democracy and Distrust

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 114, No. 1237, 2005, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-39
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Democracy and Distrust, Hart Ely, process theory, representative democracy, individial rights, statesi rights, Warren

How to Choose the Least Unconstitutional Option: Lessons for the President (and Others) from the 2011 Debt Ceiling Standoff

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-25
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2013
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
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debt ceiling, constitution, unconstitutional, public debt

How to Choose the Least Unconstitutional Option: Lessons for the President (and Others) from the Debt Ceiling Standoff

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 1175, October 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-73
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
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debt ceiling, credit, least unconstitutional, Fourteenth Amendment, Section Four, bonds

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Shared Constitutional Interpretation after Dickerson

Supreme Court Review
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 22 Sep 2000
Barry Friedman and Michael C. Dorf
New York University School of Law and Cornell Law School
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The Undead Constitution

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 125, No. 2011, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-49
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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dead Constitution, originalism, constitutional interpretation, living Constitution, common law method, interpret

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The Heterogeneity of Rights

Legal Theory, Vol. 6, P. 269, 2000
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 May 2000
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
Downloads 256 (110,719)
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Same-Sex Marriage, Second-Class Citizenship, and Law’s Social Meanings

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-03
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 29 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2011
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Same-Sex Marriage, Second-Class Citizenship, and Law's Social Meanings

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 1267, 2011, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-76
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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same-sex marriage, second-class citizenship, state constitutional interpretation, Fourteenth Amendment, LGBT, smoking, religion, Confederate, discrimination, LGBT, social meaning, free speech, constitution, insult

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Does Federal Executive Branch Experience Explain Why Some Republican Supreme Court Justices 'Evolve' and Others Don'T?

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 06-127
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Oct 2006
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Does Federal Executive Branch Experience Explain Why Some Republican Supreme Court Justices 'Evolve' and Others Don’t?

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 1, p. 457, 2007, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-79
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Republican Supreme Court, conservative, liberal, moderate, executive branch experience, evolve

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Dynamic Incorporation of Foreign Law

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 08-163
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 15 Feb 2008
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Dynamic Incorporation of Foreign Law

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 157, 103, 2008, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-74
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 28 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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dynamic incorporation, foreign law, reference law, NAFTA, EU, federal law, state law, democracy, prima facie threat to democracy

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Equal Protection Incorporation

Virginia Law Review, 2002, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Mar 2002
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Equal Protection Incorporation

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 951, 2002, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-77
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 28 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Equal Protection Clause, race, sex, discrimination, Fourteenth Amendment

Whose Ox is Being Gored? When Attitudinalism Meets Federalism

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 06-102
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Mar 2006
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Whose Ox is Being Gored? When Attitudinalism Meets Federalism

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-78
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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political ideology, Supreme Court, political science, attitudinal model,Supreme Court Forecasting Project, conservative, liberal

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Affirmative Power to Strip State Courts of Jurisdiction

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-06
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2018
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Constitutional law, federal courts, federal jurisdiction, jurisdiction stripping

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Coming Off the Bench: Legal and Policy Implications of Proposals to Allow Retired Justices to Sit by Designation on the Supreme Court

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 81, 2011, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-07, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-A-07
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Feb 2011
Michael C. Dorf and Lisa A. Tucker
Cornell Law School and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
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Article III, retired, justice, recused, judges, Supreme Court, Constitution

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'Early-Bird Special' Indeed!: Why the Tax Anti-Injunction Act Permits the Present Challenges to the Minimum Coverage Provision

Yale Law Journal Online, Vol. 121, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-39
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Dec 2011
Michael C. Dorf and Neil Siegel
Cornell Law School and Duke University School of Law
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courts, health care, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Tax Anti-Injunction Act, minimum coverage provision

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Don't End or Audit the Fed: Central Bank Independence in an Age of Austerity

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-6, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-1, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-1
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 10 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
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Federal Reserve, economy, financial crisis

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Citation 1

Iqbal and Bad Apples

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-025
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Iqbal and Bad Apples

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 217, 2010
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Ashcroft v. Iqbal, terrorism, Bush administration, Justice Department, Setember 11th, unconstitutional military order, detainee

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Abstract and Concrete Review

Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law, Chapter 1, ed. by Vikram D. Amar and Mark V. Tushnet, Oxford University Press, 2009, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-55
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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concrete review, abstract review, constitutionality

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The Aspirational Constitution

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-024
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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The Aspirational Constitution

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 1631, 2009, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-82
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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constitutional rights, backsliding, originalism, aspirational, values, prima facie, dead hand problem

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Fallback Law

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 06-124
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Fallback Law

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 107, No. 303, 2007, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-23
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 08 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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fallback, unconstitutional, invalidation, severability, substitution

Fallback Law

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 06-124, Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, 2006
Posted: 06 Oct 2006
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School

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Does Heller Protect a Right to Carry Guns Outside the Home?

59 Syracuse Law Review 225, 2008, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-21
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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firearm, handgun, handgun possesion in the home, second amendment, fourteenth amendment

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A Constitution of Democratic Experimentalism

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 267, 1998, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-71
Number of pages: 209 Posted: 22 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf and Charles Sabel
Cornell Law School and Columbia University - Columbia Law School
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self-government , democratic experimentalism, Congress, information pooling, participation of citizens

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Integrating Normative and Descriptive Constitutional Theory: The Case of Original Meaning

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 85, No. 1765, 1996-1997, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-32
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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originalist, constitutional theory, interpretation, intent, moderate, framers

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Borrowing By Any Other Name: Why Presidential 'Spending Cuts' Would Still Exceed the Debt Ceiling

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-04
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2014
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
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default, trilemma, debt ceiling, borrow, obligation

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Bargaining in the Shadow of the Debt Ceiling: When Negotiating over Spending and Tax Laws, Congress and the President Should Consider the Debt Ceiling a Dead Letter

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 113, No. 32, pp. 32-54, 2013, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-62
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2013
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
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congress, spending, president, tax, borrow, debt ceiling

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Could the Occupy Movement Become the Realization of Democratic Experimentalism’s Aspiration for Pragmatic Politics?

Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 9, No. 2 (December 2012), 263 271, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-75
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Occupy, democracy, ninety-nine percent, pragmatism, experimentalism, middle class, means, end, fixed agenda, goal

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Measuring the Chilling Effect

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-36
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Nov 2015
Michael C. Dorf and Brandice Canes-Wrone
Cornell Law School and Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Commerce, Death Panels and Broccoli: Or Why the Activity/Inactivity Distinction in the Health Care Case Was Really about the Right to Bodily Integrity

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-70
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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commerce clause, regulate inactivity, relation of the individual to the government, right to bodily integrity, abortion, constitution

The Supreme Court 1997 Term Foreword: The Limits of Socratic Deliberation

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 4, p. 4, 1998, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-50
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 16 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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interpretive, textualist, purposivists, common law method

The Supreme Court 1997 Term - Foreword: The Limits of Socratic Deliberation

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 4, p. 112, 1998, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-43
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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interpretation, textualist, purposivists, Constitution, Socratic, case-by-case, experimentation

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Levels of Generality in the Definition of Rights

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 1057, 1990, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-34
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf and Laurence H. Tribe
Cornell Law School and Harvard Law School
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fundamental right, article three, Bill of Rights, fourteenth amendment

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Prediction and the Rule of Law

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 651, 1995, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-36
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 13 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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United States Supreme Court, petition, rehearing, change in circumstance, Justices, predict, Clarence Thomas, certiorari

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A Book Review of Sanford Levinson Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It)

122 (4) Political Science Quarterly 663 (2007-2008), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-53
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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constitution, representation, democratic, amendment

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The Majoritarian Difficulty and Theories of Constitutional Decision Making

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 13, p. 283, 2010, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-44
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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counter-majoritarian difficulty, constitutional amendment, public opinion, interpretive theory, representation reinforcement, originalism, living constitutionalism

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Incidental Burdens on Fundamental Rights

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 109, No. 1175, p. 1175, 1996, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-30
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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incidental burden, direct burden, protected conduct, constitutional rights, government regulation

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The Constitution and the Political Community

27 Constitutional Commentary, 499, 2011, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-40
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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We the People, Article V, future generations, non-human, non-citizens, constitution, amend

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Liberalism's Errant Theodicy

Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-71
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Mar 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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self-government, the State, Ordered Liberty, James E. Fleming, Linda C. McClain, liberalism, communitarianism, constitutional rights, moral rights, individual rights

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How the Written Constitution Crowds Out the Extraconstitutional Rule of Recognition

The Rule of Recognition and the U.S. Constitution, ed. Matthew D. Adler and Kenneth Einer Himma, Oxford University Press, 2009, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-65
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Constitution, working constitution, written constitution, customary, the People

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The Marginality of Citizens United

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 20, No. 739, 2011, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-45
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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direct spending on politics, Citizens United, campaign, spending, finance

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Courts, Reasons, and Rules

Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 19, p. 483, 2000, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-18
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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rules, reasoning, courts, judicial decision making, Schauer

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Recipe for Trouble: Some Thoughts on Meaning, Translation and Normative Theory

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 85, No. 1857, 1997, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-37
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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interpretation, ajudication, originalist, normative

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Facial Challenges to State and Federal Stautes

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 236, 1994, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-22
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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facial challenges, constitution, first amendment, facial challenges rule

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Foreword: Problem-Solving Courts: From Innovation to Institutionalization

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 1501, 2003, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-25
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf and Jeffrey Fagan
Cornell Law School and Columbia Law School
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problem-solving courts, drug courts, institutionalization, innovation

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Truth, Justice, and the American Constitution

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 134, 1997, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-51
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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moral reading, constitutional interpretation, Freedom's Law, Ronald Dworkin

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Abortion Rights

Touro Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 815, 2008, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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abortion, Roe, pregnancy, trimesters, Constitution, prohibition on abortion, pre-viability

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Rights and Rules

Legal Theory, Vol. 6, No. 241, 2000, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-60
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Matthew D. Adler and Michael C. Dorf
Duke University School of Law and Cornell Law School
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Article III, constitutional rights, challenged legal rules, statutory right, moral right

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After Bureacracy

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 71, p. 1245, 2004, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-15
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Postmodernism, criticism, critical legal studies, rationality, skepticism, conservative, Marxist, political

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Nullifying the Debt Ceiling Threat Once and for All: Why the President Should Embrace the Least Unconstitutional Option

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 237, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-59
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf and Neil H. Buchanan
Cornell Law School and George Washington University Law School
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debt ceiling, Congress, Constitution, spending cuts, treasury bonds, federal budget, How to Choose the Least Unconstitutional Option: Lessons for the President (and Others) from the Debt Ceiling Standoff

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The Detention and Trial of Enemy Combatants: A Drama in Three Branches

122 (1) Political Science Quarterly 47 (2007), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-54
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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11 September 2001, Congress, use all necessary and appropriate force, AUMF, Geneva Convention, Detainee Treatment Act , Military Commissions Act

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Instrumental and Non-Instrumental Federalism

Rutgers Law Journal Vol. 28, No. 825, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-31
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Nationalists, Federalists, Anti-Federalists, congress, federal government, state

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Can Process Theory Constrain Courts?

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 923, 2001, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-17, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-04
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf and Samuel Issacharoff
Cornell Law School and New York University School of Law
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politics, bounds, judicial intervention, Bush v. Gore, process theory

Can Process Theory Constrain Courts?

Colorado Law Review, Vol. 72, Forthcoming
Posted: 06 Jun 2001
Michael C. Dorf and Samuel Issacharoff
Cornell Law School and New York University School of Law

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Spandrel or Frankenstein's Monster? The Vices and Virtues of Retrofitting in American Law

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 339, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-61
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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common law, philosophical instinct, prelegal categories, social attitudes, political interests

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Heterogeneity of Rights

Legal Theory, Vol. 6, No. 269, 2000, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-56
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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incidental burdens, individual right, facial challenges, constitutional rights

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Create Your Own Constitutional Theory

California Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 593, 1999, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-19
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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constitutional theory, rule of law, individual rights

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Dicta and Article III

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 142, p. 1997, 1994, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-20
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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federal court, Article III, abstract, hypothetical, contingent, jurisprudence

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The Domain of Reflexive Law

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 103, p. 384, 2003, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-41
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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sexual privacy, same-sex, reflexive law, Fourteenth Amendment, liberals, welfarists, Cohen, Regulating Intimacy: A New Legal Paradigm

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The Paths to Legal Equality: A Reply to Dean Sullivan

California Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 791, 2002, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-47
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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equality of the sexes, equal protection, Fourteenth Amendment, discrimination

60.

The Morality of Prophylactic Legislation (with Special Reference to Speed Limits, Assisted Suicide, Torture, and Detention Without Trial)

61 Current Legal Problems 23 (Oxford University Press, 2008), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-58
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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marginal applications, law and morality, legislature

61.

The Relevance of Federal Norms for State Separation of Powers

Roger Williams University Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 51, 1998, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-48
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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separation of powers, federalism norms, Constitution, individual rights, Fourteenth Amendments, state government

62.

No Federalist Here: Anti-Federalism and Nationalism on the Renquist Court

Rutgers Law Journal Vol. 31, p. 741, 2000, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-35
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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anti-federalists, congress, nationalists, states' interests, cooperative federalism

63.

Federal Government Power: The Voting Right Act

Touro Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 505, 2010, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-24
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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The Voting Rights Act, VRA, Thirteenth Amendment, Fifteenth Amendment, race

64.

Identity Politics and the Second Amendment

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 73, p. 549, 2004, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-28
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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second amendment, right to bear arms, contemporary, circumstances, originalists, militia

65.

Foreword: The Most Confusing Branch

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 191, 2009, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-26
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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contradiction, gaps, confusing

The Orwellian Military Commissions Act of 2006

5 (1) Journal of International Criminal Justice, 10 (2007), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-46
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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detain persons indefinitely, war crimes trials, military commissions, Geneva Conventions, Military Commissions Act, unlawful enemy combatants

The Orwellian Military Commissions Act of 2006

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 10-18, 2007
Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School

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67.

Entry on Anthony M. Kennedy in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law

Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 311-312, 2009, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-64
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Anthony M. Kennedy, Federal judge, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Stanford, Harvard, California, Republican

68.

Interpretive Holism and the Structural Method, or How Charles Black Might Have Thought About Campaign Finance Reform and Congressional Timidity

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 92, p. 833, 2004, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-33
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Charles Black, Structure and Relationaship in Constitutional Law, constitutional interpretation, congress, president, structural method

69.

A Nonoriginalist Perspective on the Lessons of History

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 10, p. 351, 1996, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-13
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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normative indeterminacy, originalism, interpretation, constitution

70.

A Comment on Text, Time and Audience Understanding in Constitutional Law

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 73, p. 983, 1995, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-11
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Constitution, interpretation, language, statutes

71.

The 2000 Presidential Election: Archetype or Exception?

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1279, 2001, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-38
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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constitutional adjudication, precedent, election, Supreme Court, checks and balances

72.

In Praise of Justice Blackmun: (Corrected) Typos and All

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1397, 1999, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-29
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Justice Harry A. Blackmun, compassion, jurisprudence, Roe v. Wade, abortion

73.

God and Man in the Yale Dormitories

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 843, 1998, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-27
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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Constitutional, social issues, legal debate

74.

Be Careful What You Wish for

16 Constitutional Commentary 505 1999, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-16
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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campaign finance, Buckley v. Valeo, first amendment, Federal Election Campaign Act, Bush, Clinton, money

75.

The Good Society, Commerce, and the Rehnquist Court

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 2161, 2001, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-42
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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constitutional interpretation, textualists, originalist, moral, good society

76.

A Partial Defense of an Anti-Discrimination Principle

Issues in Legal Scholarship, The Origins and Fate of Antisubordination Theory (2002): Article 2
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf
Cornell Law School
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equal protection, Fiss, anti-subordination, anti-discrimination

Drug Treatment Courts and Emergent Experimentalist Government

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 3, April 2000
Posted: 27 Dec 1999
Michael C. Dorf and Charles Sabel
Cornell Law School and Columbia University - Columbia Law School

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Drug Treatment Courts and Emergent Experimentalist Government

Columbia Law School, Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 2
Posted: 25 Dec 1999
Michael C. Dorf and Charles Sabel
Cornell Law School and Columbia University - Columbia Law School

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