John O. McGinnis

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

Professor of Law

375 E. Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

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Scholarly Papers (44)

1.

The Great Disruption: How Machine Intelligence Will Transform the Role of Lawyers in the Delivery of Legal Services

82 Fordham Law Review 3041 (2014), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-17, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 339387
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 May 2014 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2014
John O. McGinnis and Russell G. Pearce
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Fordham University School of Law
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regulation, technology, machine intelligence, technological innovation, legal profession, lawyers, professionalism, legal ethics, professional responsibility

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Federalism Vs. States' Rights: A Defense of Judicial Review in a Federal System

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 1, pp. 89-130, 2004 , Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 04-08, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-11
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2008
John O. McGinnis and Ilya Somin
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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federalism, states' rights, federal structure, judicial review, Constitution, Commerce Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, spending power, sovereign immunity, horizontal competition, distribution of power, usurpation of power

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Should International Law Be Part of Our Law?

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 1175-1247, March 2007, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 06-46, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 07-01
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 11 Sep 2006
John O. McGinnis and Ilya Somin
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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international law, customary international law, legal theory, democracy, democracy deficit, constitutional theory, collective action, democrative theory

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Democracy and International Human Rights Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 4, pp 1739-1798, May 2009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 08-08, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-19
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 07 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2009
John O. McGinnis and Ilya Somin
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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human rights, international law, domestic law, democratic process, immigration, migration, liberal democracies, authoritarian states, humanitarian law of war, comparable worth, substantive rights, hate speech

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Bitcoin: Order without Law in the Digital Age

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-06
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 13 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2019
John O. McGinnis and Kyle Roche
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP
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Bitcoin, Banking, Central Banking, Currency, Order without Law

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Lawrence V. Texas and Judicial Hubris

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 7, pp. 1555-1614, June 2004, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-17, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 04-02
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 22 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2008
Nelson Lund and John O. McGinnis
George Mason University School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Supreme Court, constitutional law, substantive due process, judicial review

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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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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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Against Global Governance in the WTO

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 45, p. 353, 2004
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 May 2004
John O. McGinnis and Mark Movsesian
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
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International trade, International 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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The World Trade Constitution

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 114, 2001
Number of pages: 162 Posted: 21 Jun 2001
John O. McGinnis and Mark Movsesian
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
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Law’s Algorithm

Florida Law Review, Vol. 66, 2014, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 12-22
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 23 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
John O. McGinnis and Steven Wasick
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Information Technology, Rules and Standards, Information Theory, Codification

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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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Accelerating AI

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-12
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Apr 2010
John O. McGinnis
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Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Weapons, Information

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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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Our Supermajoritarian Constitution

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming
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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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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Losing the Law War: The Bush Administration's Strategic Errors

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2007
John O. McGinnis
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The Duty of Clarity

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 4, 2016, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 15-14
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 16 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2016
John O. McGinnis
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judicial deference, James Bradley Thayer, legal methods, clarity, judicial review, legal science, construction

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The Political Economy of Global Multilateralism

Cardozo Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 012
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2014
John O. McGinnis
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Reviving Tocqueville's America: The Supreme Court's New Jurisprudence of Social Discovery

California Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 152 Posted: 06 Apr 2001
John O. McGinnis
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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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Supermajority Rules and the Judicial Confirmation Process

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming
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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Foreign to Our Constitution

Northwestern University Law Review, 100th Anniversary Symposium
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Aug 2005
John O. McGinnis
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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

Virginia Law Review, 2003
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

Virginia Law Review, 2003
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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Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Government through Technology

Princeton University Press, Forthcoming, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-03
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Jan 2013
John O. McGinnis
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information technology, predictions markets, empiricism, media, voting, public choice, political bias, campaign finance, decentralization, federalism

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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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Public Choice Originalism: Bork, Buchanan and the Escape from the Progressive Paradigm

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-02, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-06
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2014
John O. McGinnis
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Constitutional Law, Interpretation and Judicial Review, Public Choice

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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 Enlightenment Case for Vouchers

Annual Survey of American Law, Spring 2001
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Mar 2001
John O. McGinnis
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Neutral Principles and Some Campaign Finance Problems

William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-03
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 19 Feb 2016
John O. McGinnis
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First Amendment, Campaign Finance, Roberts Court, Neutral Principles, Roberts Court

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An Undergraduate Option for Legal Education

International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-14, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-17
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2013
John O. McGinnis and Russell Mangas
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Legal Education, Graduate education, Undegraduate Education, Legal Services

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Medellin and the Future of International Delegation

118 Yale Law Journal 1712 (2009), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-11
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2012
John O. McGinnis
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delegation, treaties, congressional-executive agreement, supermajority rule, agency costs

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The Sharing Economy as an Equalizing Economy

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-16, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 18-19
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2018
John O. McGinnis
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Ronald Coase, Hernando de Soto, sharing economy, gig economy, inequality, Uber, Airbnb

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Against the Scribes: Campaign Finance Reform Revisited

Cardozo Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 30
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Nov 2000
John O. McGinnis
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The Constitution and Information Politics

Drake Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-22
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Jun 2013
John O. McGinnis
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Information politics, Information Technology, Immigration, Prediction Markets, Experimentation

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Unilateralism and Polarization: How Changes in Our Structural Constitution Have Caused Political Divisiveness

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 20-02
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Feb 2020
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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polarization, administrative state, supreme court, presidency

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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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the international trade, international law and environmental law

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The Political Economy of International Antitrust Harmonization

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 03-08; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 03-09
Posted: 19 Jun 2003
John O. McGinnis

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The World Trade Constitution: Reinforcing Democracy Through Trade

Cardozo Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 009
Posted: 26 Apr 2000
John O. McGinnis and Mark Movsesian
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and St. John's University School of Law

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