Michael B. Rappaport

University of San Diego School of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

United States

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Scholarly Papers (31)

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The Original Meaning of the Recess Appointments Clause

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 07 Oct 2004
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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The Original Meaning of the Recess Appointments Clause

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 1487, 2005, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-09
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 08 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2018
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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The Original Meaning of the Recess Appointments Clause

San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-26
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 17 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2018
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Recess Appointments Clause, recess appointments

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The Constitution and the Language of the Law

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-262
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 08 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2018
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional law, originalism, language of law, originalism, interpretation

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Original Methods Originalism: A New Theory of Interpretation and the Case Against Construction

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 2, 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-15
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 May 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2009
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Originalism, construction, interpretative rules

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Originalism and the Colorblind Constitution

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-115
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 04 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2014
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Originalism, Affirmative Action, 14th Amendment

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A Pragmatic Defense of Originalism

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 101, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-85
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Jan 2007
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Originalism and the Good Constitution

Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 08-05, San Diego Legal Studies Working Paper No. 08-022
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 20 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2010
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional Theory, Originalism, Constitutional Amendments

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Original Interpretative Principles as the Core of Originalism

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-82, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 962142, Constitutional Commentary, 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Feb 2007
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence

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Unifying Original Intent and Original Public Meaning

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 113, No. 6, 2019, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 19-10, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-388
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 22 May 2019
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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originalism, Bank of the United States, language of law, interpretive rules, original public meaning, original intent

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Reconciling Originalism and Precedent

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 2, 2009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-12, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-008
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 May 2009
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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pecedent, originalism, constitutional theory

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Our Supermajoritarian Constitution

Number of pages: 99 Posted: 31 Oct 2001
Michael B. Rappaport and John O. McGinnis
University of San Diego School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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The Constitutionality of a Limited Convention: An Originalist Analysis

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 81, p. 53, 2012, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-084
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 08 May 2012
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional convention, constitutional amendment, originalism

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Originalism and Regulatory Takings: Why the Fifth Amendment May Not Protect Against Regulatory Takings, But the Fourteenth Amendment May

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 45, Summer 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-003
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2009
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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federalism, fourteenth amendment, individual rights, property rights, takings, incorporation

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The New and Old Originalism: A Discussion

"Meanings or Decisions? Getting Originalism Back on Track." Library of Law and Liberty. December 2, 2014. , San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-178, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 718, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2020
University of San Diego School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School and Duke University School of Law
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originalism, new originalism, old originalism,constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, interpretation, jurisprudence

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The Abstract Meaning Fallacy

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-67, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-081
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2012
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, interpretation, originalism, living constitutionalism

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Classical Liberal Administrative Law in a Progressive World

Classical Liberalism Handbook (Forthcoming), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-310
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 07 May 2020
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Administrative Law, Separation of Powers, Chevron, Auer, Skidmore, Administrative Courts, Guidance Documents, Classical Liberalism

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Supermajority Rules and the Judicial Confirmation Process

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Nov 2005
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Majority and Supermajority Rules: Three Views of the Capitol

Texas Law Review, Vol. 85, p. 1115, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-100, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 27 Apr 2007
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Supermajority rule, entrenchment, constitutional amendment

Symmetric Entrenchment: A Constitutional and Normative Theory

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Jun 2003
Michael B. Rappaport and John O. McGinnis
University of San Diego School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence

Symmetric Entrenchment: A Constitutional and Normative Theory

Posted: 16 Nov 2003
Michael B. Rappaport and John O. McGinnis
University of San Diego School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

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Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence

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The Condorcet Case for Supermajority Rules

Supreme Court Economic Review, 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-001, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 1081729
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Jan 2008
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Supermajority Rules, Condorcet Jury Theorem, Constitution-Drafting

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Why Nonoriginalism Does Not Justify Departing from the Original Meaning of the Recess Appointments Clause

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-140
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2014
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Separation of Powers, Recess Appointments, Presidential Power

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Reforming Article V: The Problems Created by the National Convention Amendment Method and How to Fix Them

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 7, November 2010, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-049
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 27 Jan 2011
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, constitutional amendment, national convention, constitutional convention

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Replacing Agency Adjudication with Independent Administrative Courts

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-448, George Mason Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2019
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2020
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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administrative adjudication, separation of powers, Article III judges, Article I judges,

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The Legal Turn in Originalism: A Discussion

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-350
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2018
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, Cato Institute, University of Richmond - School of Law and Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
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originalism, new originalism, old originalism, legal meaning, original methods originalism, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, interpretation, jurisprudence

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The Obama Administration, Fundamental Institutional Change, and the Constitutional Lawmaking System

Constitutional Commentary, Spring 2010, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2010
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Supermajority Rules, Constitutional Change, Fundamental Institutional Change

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Replacing Independent Counsels with Congressional Investigations

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Apr 2000
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Is Proportionality Analysis Consistent with Originalism?

Diritto Pubblico Comparato Ed Europeo, Vol 31 No 3 (2017), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-308
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 08 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2017
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Proportionality analysis, originalism, balancing, constitutional rights, original intent, original public meaning, original methods, comparative constitutional law

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The Unconstitutionality of 'Signing and Not-Enforcing'

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 16, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Feb 2008
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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presidential power, signing statements, power to not enforce

Renewing Federalism by Reforming Article V: Defects in the Constitutional Amendment Process and a Reform Proposal

Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 691, January 2012
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Apr 2012
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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Renewing Federalism by Reforming Article V: Defects in the Constitutional Amendment Process and a Reform Proposal

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 691
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Mar 2013
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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US federalism, Constitutional amendment process, proposed constitutional amendments, balanced budget amendment, line-item veto amendment, congressional term limit amendment, Article V of the American Constitution

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A Two Tiered and Categorical Approach to the Nondelegation Doctrine

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-471
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2020
Michael B. Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law
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separation of powers, delegation, nondelegation doctrine, legislative power, executive power, constitutional law, originalism

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The Judicial Filibuster, the Median Senator, and the Countermajoritarian Difficulty

Supreme Court Review, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-40, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 895605
Posted: 08 Apr 2006
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law

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supermajority rules, filibuster, judicial appointments

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