Michael D. Ramsey

University of San Diego School of Law

Professor of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Foreword: After Kiobel: International Human Rights Litigation in State Courts and Under State Law

UC Irvine Law Review, Vol.3, No.1, 2013, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-95, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/10
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 10 May 2014
University of California, Irvine, School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 361 (50,074)

Abstract:

Human Rights, International Law, Federal Courts, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Tort Claims Act, Civil Procedure, Transnational Litigation, International Litigation, Foreign Relations Law, Conflict of Laws

2.

International Law Limits on Investor Liability in Human Rights Litigation

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 50, 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-081
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 320 (67,912)

Abstract:

international law, jurisdiction, alien tort statute, human rights, investor liability, corporate liability, foreign investment

3.

The U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: Continuity and Change

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey and William S. Dodge
Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 275 (76,053)

Abstract:

4.

Presidential Declarations of War

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 37, p. 231, 2003, U San Diego Public Law Research Paper No. 59
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2009
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 248 (89,200)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, war powers, declaration of war

5.

The Supremacy Clause, Original Meaning, and Modern Law

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 74, p. 559 (2013)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2013
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 189 (101,320)

Abstract:

originalism, federalism, preemption, supremacy

6.

The Goldilocks Executive

Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 973, 2012, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-18
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2016
Saikrishna Prakash and Michael D. Ramsey
University of Virginia School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 179 (114,124)

Abstract:

Executive Power, Madison, Checks and Balances, Plebiscitary Presidency, Delegation, War on Terror, Separation of Powers,

7.

American Insurance Association v. Garamendi and Executive Preemption in Foreign Affairs

William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 27 May 2004
Brannon P. Denning and Michael D. Ramsey
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 176 (132,175)
Citation 1

Abstract:

american insurance association v. garamendi, foreign affairs, federalism, separation of powers, Youngstown, Zschernig, common law constitutional interpretation

8.

The Limits of Custom in Constitutional and International Law

San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 113-116
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Apr 2013
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 131 (137,653)

Abstract:

Custom, customary international law, constitutional law, war powers, international human rights

9.

Missouri v. Holland and Historical Textualism

Missouri Law Review, 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-068
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 120 (169,417)

Abstract:

originalism, textualism, treaty power, treatymaking

10.

Foreign Affairs and the Jeffersonian Executive: A Defense

Minnesota Law Review, 2005
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 Feb 2005
Saikrishna Prakash and Michael D. Ramsey
University of Virginia School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 111 (179,726)

Abstract:

foreign affairs powers, Constitituion, Article II Section I, executive power, residual theory

11.

The President's Power to Respond to Attacks

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 169, 2007
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Aug 2008
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 107 (179,726)

Abstract:

war, executive, declare, president

12.

International Wrongs, State Law Remedies, and Presidential Policies

Loyola of L.A. Int'l & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 19, 2010
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 88 (227,760)

Abstract:

federalism, foreign affairs, international law, executive power, preemption

13.

Congress’s Limited Power to Enforce Treaties

Notre Dame Law Review, vol. 90, p. 1539 (2015)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 22 May 2015
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 82 (192,569)

Abstract:

treaties, federalism, Bond v. United States, Missouri v. Holland

14.

Directing Military Operations

Texas Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 29, 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 68 (254,125)

Abstract:

commander in chief, presidential power, executive power, military command, president

15.

The Originalism Blog: An Exchange with Professor Michael Ramsey on the Unitary Executive

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2013
Seth Barrett Tillman and Michael D. Ramsey
National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 58 (258,065)

Abstract:

16.

Returning the Alien Tort Statute to Obscurity

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 2013 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 50 (279,407)

Abstract:

international law, federal jurisdiction, alien tort statute, human rights

17.

A Textual Approach to Treaty Non-Self-Execution

2015 Brigham Young University Law Review 1639
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2016
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 45 (204,076)

Abstract:

treaties, self-execution, non-self-execution, supremacy clause

18.

Beyond the Text: Justice Scalia's Originalism in Practice

Notre Dame Law Review, 2017, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 0 (264,232)

Abstract:

originalism, textualism, Scalia, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation

19.

The Treaty and Its Rivals: Making International Agreements in U.S. Law and Practice

Forthcoming, Supreme Law of the Land? Debating the Contemporary Effects of Treaties within The Legal System of the United States (Paul Dubinsky, Gregory Fox & Brad Roth, eds., Cambridge University Press 2017), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-260
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2017
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 0 (344,054)

Abstract:

treaties, executive agreements, congressional-executive agreements, treatymaking power, nonbinding agreements

20.

Originalism, Natural Born Citizens, and the 1790 Naturalization Act: A Reply to Saul Cornell

Wisconsin Law Review Forward, 2016, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-233
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2016
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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Abstract:

natural born citizen, president, election, eligibility clause, 1790 Naturalization Act, originalism, constitutional interpretation

21.

Supplement to Donald Earl Childress III, Michael D. Ramsey & Christopher A. Whytock, Transnational Law and Practice (2015)

Aspen Casebook Series 2016, Fall Supplement for Donald Earl Childress Iii, Michael D. Ramsey & Christopher A. Whytock, Transnational Law and Practice (2015), UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-58, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-232, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017/2
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
Pepperdine University School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of California, Irvine, School of Law
Downloads 0 (337,735)

Abstract:

Transnational Law, International Law, Transnational Litigation, International Litigation, Extraterritorial Law, Alien Tort Statute, Foreign Sovereign Immunity

22.

Constitutional War Initiation and the Obama Presidency

American Journal of International Law, (2016) Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-227
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2016
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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Abstract:

war powers, presidential power, executive power, declare war, war initiation, al Qaeda, Libya, Islamic State, ISIS, Syria

23.

Evading the Treaty Power?: The Constitutionality of Nonbinding Agreements

11 Florida Int'l U. L. Rev. 371 (2016)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Jul 2016
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 0 (227,760)

Abstract:

treaty making power, presidential power, nonbinding agreements, Iran agreement, Paris agreement

24.

The Original Meaning of 'Natural Born'

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2016
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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Abstract:

natural born citizen, president, eligibility clause, elections, originalism

25.

The Executive Power Over Foreign Affairs

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 111, No. 231, 2001
Number of pages: 126 Posted: 16 Oct 2001 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2016
Saikrishna Prakash and Michael D. Ramsey
University of Virginia School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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Citation 6

Abstract: