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

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

The Original Meaning of 'Natural Born'

20 University of Pennsylvania J. of Constitutional Law 199 (2017)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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natural born citizen, president, eligibility clause, elections, originalism

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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 - Rick J. Caruso School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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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

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Originalism and Birthright Citizenship

109 Georgetown L.J. 405 (2020), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-469
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 22 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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citizens, birth citizenship, Fourteenth Amendment, subject to jurisdiction, original meaning, originalism

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

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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 368 (105,960)
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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
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originalism, federalism, preemption, supremacy

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Beyond the Text: Justice Scalia's Originalism in Practice

92 Notre Dame Law Review 1945 (2017)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2017
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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originalism, textualism, Scalia, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation

8.

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
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Constitutional law, war powers, declaration of war

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

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The Limits of Custom in Constitutional and International Law

50 San Diego L. Rev. 867 (2013), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 113-116
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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Custom, customary international law, constitutional law, war powers, international human rights

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

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2016-2019 Cumulative Supplement to Donald Earl Childress III, Michael D. Ramsey & Christopher A. Whytock, Transnational Law and Practice (2015)

Aspen Casebook Series, 2016-2019 Cumulative 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: 83 Posted: 10 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2019
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of California, Irvine, School of Law
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Transnational Law, International Law, Transnational Litigation, International Litigation, Extraterritorial Law, Alien Tort Statute, Foreign Sovereign Immunity

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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
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originalism, textualism, treaty power, treatymaking

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

46 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 825 (2004) U San Diego Public Law Research Paper No. 04-06
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 27 May 2004 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2021
Brannon P. Denning and Michael D. Ramsey
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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american insurance association v. garamendi, foreign affairs, federalism, separation of powers, Youngstown, Zschernig, common law constitutional interpretation

15.

Constitutional War Initiation and the Obama Presidency

110 American Journal of International Law 701 (2016), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-227
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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war powers, presidential power, executive power, declare war, war initiation, al Qaeda, Libya, Islamic State, ISIS, Syria

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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
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war, executive, declare, president

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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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Foreign Affairs and the Jeffersonian Executive: A Defense

89 Minn. L. Rev. 1591 (2005), U San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-05
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 04 May 2021
Saikrishna Prakash and Michael D. Ramsey
University of Virginia School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 168 (229,608)

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

19.

The Constitution's Text and Customary International Law

106 Georgetown Law Journal 1747 (2018), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-313
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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Customary International Law, Law Of Nations, Constitutional Law, Preemption, Textualism, Originalism

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

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

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

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

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: 28 Aug 2017
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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treaties, executive agreements, congressional-executive agreements, treatymaking power, nonbinding agreements

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

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War Powers Litigation after Zivotofsky v. Clinton

21 Chapman Law Review 177 (2018), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-338
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2018
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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war powers, declare war, political question, justiciability, constitution

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

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Returning the Alien Tort Statute to Obscurity

52 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 67 (2013)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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international law, federal jurisdiction, alien tort statute, human rights

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Courts and Foreign Affairs: 'Their Historic Role'

35 Constitutional Commentary 173 (2020), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-465
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitution, separation of powers, executive power, foreign affairs, courts, judicial power, political question

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Congress’ Power to Define 'Natural Born': A Reply to Professor Lee

American University Law Review Forum. vol 68, 2018, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-362
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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natural born citizen, president, eligibility clause, U.S. constitution

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Textualism and War Powers

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, p. 1543, 2002
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 02 Apr 2021
Michael D. Ramsey
University of San Diego School of Law
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war power, declare war, executive power, textualism, originalism