Brannon P. Denning

Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

Associate Professor of Law

800 Lakeshore Dr.

Birmingham, AL 35229

United States

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Scholarly Papers (47)

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Five Takes

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Aug 2012
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 3,590 (2,304)

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constitutional law, commerce clause, spending power, Obamacare, affordable care act

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Five Takes

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 807, 2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Apr 2013
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Second Amendment: A Reply to Professor Magarian

Texas Law Review, Vol. 91, p. 89, 2013, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 May 2013 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2013
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Five Takes on McDonald v. Chicago

University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 146
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2011
Brannon P. Denning and Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and University of Tennessee College of Law
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McDonald, Second Amendment, guns, right to keep and bear arms, Heller, gun control

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It Takes a Militia: A Communitarian Case for Compulsory Arms Bearing

William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 5, pp. 185-214, 1996
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Jan 2007
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 1,871 (7,172)

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reynolds, denning, second amendment, right to bear arms

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Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate's Guide

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Aug 2010
Brannon P. Denning, Marcia L. McCormick and Jeffrey M. Lipshaw
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law, Saint Louis University - School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
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law professors, AALS, meat market, FAR, FRC, callbacks, faculty candidate

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The Year of the Gun: Second Amendment Rights and the Supreme Court

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Jan 2008
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 1,761 (7,984)

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heller, parker, district of columbia, firearms, guns, second amendment

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The Five Stages of Law Review Submission

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Sep 2005
Brannon P. Denning and Miriam A. Cherry
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Saint Louis University - School of Law
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law review submissions, five stages of grief, law reviews, Kubler-Ross

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Five Takes on District of Columbia v. Heller

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 69, No. 671, 2008, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 67
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2009
Brannon P. Denning and Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and University of Tennessee College of Law
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second amendment, keep and bear arms, gun control, heller

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Telling Miller's Tale

65 Law & Contemp. Probs. 113 (Spring 2002)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 960 (20,658)
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miller, firearms, second amendment, aymette, andrews, guns

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Heller, High Water(mark)? Lower Courts and the New Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 60, p. 1245, 2009, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 76
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2009
Brannon P. Denning and Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and University of Tennessee College of Law
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Heller, lower courts, firearms, second amendment, Brannon Denning, Glenn Reynolds, keep and bear arms

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Heller's Future in the Lower Courts

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 406, 2008, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 40
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2008
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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heller, guns, firearms, constitutional law, second amendment, gun control, decision rules

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Anti-Evasion Doctrines and the Second Amendment

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Aug 2014
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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anti-evasion doctrines, political safeguards, Second Amendment, right to keep and bear arms

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The Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine and Constitutional Structure

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Mar 2001
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 380 (70,269)
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Dormant Commerce Clause, Commerce Clause, Constitution, structural interpretation, Scalia, Thomas, Federalist, Cooley, McCulloch

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The 'Blue Slip': Enforcing the Norms of the Judicial Confirmation Process

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 10, 2001
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Nov 2001
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Advice, consent, Bush, judicial, appointment, confirmation, Senate, blue slip, courtesy, norms, constitutional law, separation of powers, Kennedy, judiciary committee

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In Defense of a Thin Second Amendment: Culture, the Constitution, and the Gun Control Debate

Albany Government Law Review, Vol. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Apr 2008
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 337 (80,741)
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Heller, Albany, Tushnet, thin Constitution, populist constitutional law, gun control, right to keep and bear arms, Parker, Roe, culture, Kahan

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Morse V. Frederick and the Regulation of Student Cyberspeech

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 18 May 2014
Brannon P. Denning and Molly C. Taylor
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 325 (84,155)

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Morse, Frederick, First Amendment, public student, Tinker, Kuhlmeier, Poway, Fraser, MySpace, Facebook, cyberspeech, student speech

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One Toke Over the (State) Line: Constitutional Limits on 'Pot Tourism' Restrictions

Florida Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 6, 2014
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2014
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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marijuana, Colorado, pot tourism, legalization, Privileges and Immunities Clause, Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine, Amendment 64, discrimination, Maine v. Taylor, McBurney

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What Hath Raich Wrought? Five Takes

Lewis and Clark Law Review, Vol. 9, 2005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Sep 2005
Glenn Harlan Reynolds and Brannon P. Denning
University of Tennessee College of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Gonzales v. Raich, Raich, Commerce Clause, federalism, Rehnquist, Supreme Court, Lopez, Morrison

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Common Law Constitutional Interpretation: A Critique

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 27, p. 621, 2011
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Nov 2011
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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David Strauss, common law constitutional interpretation, Supreme Court, originalism, judicial review, constitutional interpretation

The New Doctrinalism in Constitutional Scholarship and Heller v. District of Columbia

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 4, 2008
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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New Doctrinalism, doctrine, constitutional operative proposition, decision rules, constituitonal theory, Second Amendment, Heller, Richard Fallon, Kermit Roosevelt, Mitchell Berman

The New Doctrinalism in Constitutional Scholarship and Heller v. District of Columbia

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Feb 2008
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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New Doctrinalism, doctrine, constitutional operative proposition, decision rules, constituitonal theory, Second Amendment, Heller, Richard Fallon, Kermit Roosevelt, Mitchell Berman

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Confederation-Era Discrimination Against Interstate Commerce and the Legitimacy of the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Sep 2004
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 222 (125,845)
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Articles of Confederation, commercial discrimination, Constitution, Commerce Clause, dormant commerce clause doctrine, Madison, Critical Period, Merrill Jensen, William Zornow

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Anti-Evasion Doctrines in Constitutional Law

2012 Utah L. Rev. 1773
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Brannon P. Denning and Michael B. Kent
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Campbell University - Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
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Retail Store Size-Cap Ordinances and the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine

Urban Law, Vol. 37, 2005
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Mar 2005
Brannon P. Denning and Rachel M. Lary
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 207 (134,544)
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Wal-Mart, dormant commerce clause, discriminatory effects, discriminatory purpose, size-cap ordinances, land use controls, zoning, sprawl

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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 186 (148,669)
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american insurance association v. garamendi, foreign affairs, federalism, separation of powers, Youngstown, Zschernig, common law constitutional interpretation

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Constitutional 'Incidents': Interpretation in Real Time

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Jun 2001
Brannon P. Denning and Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and University of Tennessee College of Law
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Constitution, judicial review, Supreme Court, judicial supremacy, extrajudicial, interpretation, constitutional theory, incidents

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Judicial Doctrine as Risk Regulation

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2015
Brannon P. Denning and Michael B. Kent
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Campbell University - Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Downloads 136 (194,194)

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Supreme Court, judicial doctrine, risk regulation, decision rules, political risk

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Anti-Anti-Evasion in Constitutional Law

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 41, 2014
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2014
Brannon P. Denning and Michael B. Kent
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Campbell University - Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
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Brother, Can You Paradigm?

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 23, No. 101, 2006
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Mar 2006
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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constitutional theory, Rubenfeld, constitutional interpretation, commitmentarianism, Revolution by Judiciary, Freedom and Time, constitutional law

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Is the Dormant Commerce Clause Expendable? A Response to Edward Zelinsky

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Feb 2007
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 120 (214,100)
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dormant Commerce Clause, political safeguards, Edward Zelinsky, Cuno, DaimlerChrysler

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The Relevance of Constitutional Amendments: A Response to David Strauss

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 247, 2002
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 02 May 2008
Brannon P. Denning and John R. Vile
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 117 (218,144)
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Constitution, constitutional amendment, Article V, Article Five, constitutional interpretation, Strauss, amendment process

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Zone-of-Interests Standing in Constitutional Cases after Lexmark

21 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 97 (2017)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2017
Brannon P. Denning and Sarah Bothma
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Lexmark, zone of interest, standing, constituitonal, Article III, prudential, Supreme Court, dormant Commerce Clause

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Extraterritoriality and the Dormant Commerce Clause: A Doctrinal Post-Mortem

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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dormant commerce clause, extraterritoriality, Donald Regan, calcification, Healy, MITE, CTS Corp., decision rules, constitutional doctrine

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Daimlerchrysler V. Cuno, State Investment Incentives, and the Future of the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine

CATO Supreme Court Review, 2005-2006
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Oct 2006
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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DaimlerChrysler, Cuno, dormant commerce clause, tax, subsidy, investment tax credit, Ohio

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Gonzales v. Carhart: An Alternate Opinion

CATO Supreme Court Review, p. 167, 2006-2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Oct 2007
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
Downloads 94 (254,054)

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abortion, Commerce Clause, federalism, Carhart, Gonzales, Supreme Court, Morrison, Lopez, Raich

Reforming the New Confirmation Process: Replacing 'Despise and Resent' with 'Advice and Consent'

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Aug 2001
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Confirmation, Senate, President, appointments, Appointments Clause, Article II, Constitution, Separation of Powers, Advice and Consent

Reforming the New Confirmation Process: Replacing 'Despise and Resent' with 'Advice and Consent'

Administrative Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, Winter 2001
Posted: 21 Sep 2001
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

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Confirmation, Senate, President, appointments, Appointments Clause, Article II, Constitution, Separation of Powers, Advice and Consent

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The Dormant Commerce Clause Wynnes Won Wins One: Five Takes on Wynne and Direct Marketing Association

100 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 103 (2016)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Jun 2016
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Wynne, dormant Commerce Clause, First Marblehead Corporation, Complete Auto, Quill, nexus, internal consistency, discrimination, state taxes, Direct Marketing Association, Kennedy, Supreme Court

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The 'New Protectionism' and the American Common Market

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 23 Apr 2009
Brannon P. Denning and Norman Williams
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Willamette University - College of Law
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Dormant Commerce Clause, Protectionism, Interstate Trade

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Why the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article Iv Cannot Replace the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 88, p. 384, 2003
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 02 May 2008
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Comfortably Penumbral

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1089, 1998
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Mar 2007
Brannon P. Denning and Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and University of Tennessee College of Law
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penumbral reasoning, Bork, constitutional law, Reynolds, Denning

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Judge Noonan's J'Accuse. . . !

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Nov 2003
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Judge John T. Noonan, federalism, judicial review, 11th amendment, sovereign immunity, Commerce Clause, Boerne, 14th amendment, section 5 power

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Empirical Measurement of Judicial Performance: Thoughts on Choi and Gulati's Tournament of Judges?

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 32, 2005
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Nov 2004
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Stephen Choi, Mitu Gulati, tournaments, judicial selection, appointments process, Supreme Court

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Can Judges Be Uncivilly Obedient?

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Feb 2018
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Bulman-Pozen, Pozen, uncivil obedience, courts, Supreme Court, judicial behavior

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The Case Against Appointing Politicians to the Supreme Court

Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 64, p. 31, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Feb 2013
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Supreme Court, background, politicians, Barton, Mazzone, Alleman

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Wynne: Lose or Draw?

67 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 245 (2014)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Nov 2014
Brannon P. Denning and Norman Williams
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law and Willamette University - College of Law
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Supreme Court, certiorari, dormant Commerce Clause, Compete Auto, Wynne, tax credit, double taxation, interstate commerce, due process clause

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Is There a 'Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent'?

Florida Law Review, Vol. 68
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Jan 2018
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Second Amendment, firearms, tort liability, New York Times v. Sullivan, neglience

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The Maine Rx Prescription Drug Plan and the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine: The Case of the Missing Link[Age]

American Journal of Law and Medicine, 2003
Posted: 30 Jan 2003
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

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Smokey and the Bandit in Cyberspace: The Dormant Commerce Clause, the Twenty-First Amendment, and State Regulation of Internet Alcohol Sales

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming 2002
Posted: 11 Dec 2001
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

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Supreme Court, federalism, Twenty-first Amendment, dormant Commerce Clause doctrine, constitutional amendment, alcohol, Internet, cyberspace

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 31    Citations: 0
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Book Review, William M. Wiecek, the Birth of the Modern Constitution: The United States Supreme Court, 1941-1953 (Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006)

Law Library Journal. Vol. 99, 2007
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Jun 2007
Brannon P. Denning
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law
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Wiecek, Warren Court, Stone Court, Vinson Court, Supreme Court, Holmes Devise, Korematsu, Brown, Dennis, free exercise, free speech, first amendment, establishment clause