Ryan Doerfler

University of Chicago - Law School

Professor of Law

1111 East 60th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

12

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Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Democratizing the Supreme Court

California Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 03 Nov 2020
Ryan Doerfler and Samuel Moyn
University of Chicago - Law School and Yale University
Downloads 3,783 (3,847)
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judicial review, jurisdiction stripping, court packing, supermajority rule, democracy

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The (Not So) Plain Meaning Rule

84 University of Chicago Law Review 539 (2017), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-21, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 590
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2017
William Baude and Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 1,020 (30,486)

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plain, meaning, ambiguity, statute, statutory, interpretation, legislative history, free proof, Yates, fish

3.

Arguing with Friends

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 117, p. 319, 2018, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-27
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2018
William Baude and Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 717 (49,596)
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Judges, Disagreement, Peer, Epistemic, Epistemic Peer, Peer Disagreement, Methodology, Interpretation, Friends

4.

The Ghost of John Hart Ely

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 75, 2022
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2021
Ryan Doerfler and Samuel Moyn
University of Chicago - Law School and Yale University
Downloads 629 (58,737)

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judicial review, john hart ely, democracy

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Late-Stage Textualism

The Supreme Court Review (2022 Forthcoming), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 792
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 504 (77,584)

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statutory interpretation, Llewellyn, textualism

6.

The Scrivener's Error

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 110, Pg. 811, 2016, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 542, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-22
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 30 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2016
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 388 (105,492)

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drafting mistake, legislation, scrivener's error, statutory interpretation

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High-Stakes Interpretation

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 116, No. 4, Forthcoming, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-11
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 07 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2018
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 288 (145,645)

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Statutory construction, ambiguity, vagueness, judicature, textualism, purposivism, legislation, historical gloss, Old & New Holy Trinity, Bond v. United States, Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder, Chevron deference, judicial review

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Can a Statute Have More Than One Meaning?

New York University Law Review, Vol. 94, 2019
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2019
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 281 (149,292)

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How Clear Is "Clear" Enough?

U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 720, Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2022
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 240 (174,576)
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Statutory Interpretation, Plain Meaning, Chevron, Legislative History, Constitutional Avoidance, Lenity

10.

Who Cares How Congress Really Works?

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 66, No. 5, 2017, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-23
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 15 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 167 (242,126)

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statutory interpretation, legislative intent

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Go Big or Go Home: The Constitutionality of Recess Appointments Following Pro Forma Sessions of the Senate

Administrative Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 May 2013 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2014
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 118 (317,572)

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recess appointments, textualism, linguistics, constitutional law

12.

Mead as (Mostly) Moot: Predictive Interpretation in Administrative Law

36 Cardozo L. Rev. 499 (2014)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2015
Ryan Doerfler
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 74 (425,591)

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Administrative Law, Chevron, Prediction