Nelson Lund

George Mason University School of Law

Professor of Law

3301 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (57)

1.

The Second Amendment, Heller, and Originalist Jurisprudence

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 1343-1376, June 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-01
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2012
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Bill of Rights, Breyer, dangerous and unusual weapons, firearms, handgun ban, pre-existing, right to keep and bear arms, stare decisis, Stevens, U.S. v. Miller, well regulated militia

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Unraveling Judicial Restraint: Guns, Abortion, and the Faux Conservatism of J. Harvie Wilkinson, III

Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 1-18, 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-61
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund and David B. Kopel
George Mason University School of Law and Independence Institute
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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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D.C.'s Handgun Ban and the Constitutional Right to Arms: One Hard Question?

George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal (CRLJ), Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 229-250, Winter 2007, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-36
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Second Amendment, right to bear arms, District of Columbia, D.C. Circuit, gun control

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Rousseau and Direct Democracy (with a Note on the Supreme Court's Term Limits Decision)

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 459-510, 2003-2004, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-41
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2008
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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constitutional law, jurisprudence, direct democracy, liberalism, Hobbes, Locke

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Judicial Duty and the Supreme Court’s Cult of Celebrity

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 6, pp. 1255-1299, September 2010, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-61
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2010
Craig S. Lerner and Nelson Lund
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and George Mason University School of Law
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Alexander Hamilton, constitutionalism, Democrats, extrajudicial statements, Federalist Papers, impartiality, John Roberts, John Marshall, Judiciary Committee, Marbury v. Madison, Michael Louis Seidman, originalism, per curiam opinions, Philip Hamburger, Republicans, Robert Bork, Sonia Sotomayor

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'Equal Protection, My Ass!'? Bush V. Gore and Laurence Tribe's Hall of Mirrors

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 543-569, Winter 2002, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-32
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2008
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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equal protection, Supreme Court, constitutional law, justiciability

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Bush v. Gore at the Dawning of the Age of Obama

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-59, Florida Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 1101-1111, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Nov 2009
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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2000 Presidential election, Breyer, Democrats, equal protection, Ginsburg, hand ballots, Kennedy, McPherson v. Blacker, Miami-Dade County, O’Connor, Palm Beach, Rehnquist, Scalia, Souter, Stevens, Thomas, undercount, voting machines

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The Second Amendment

National Constitution Center, Interactive Constitution, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-23
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Sep 2015
Nelson Lund and Adam Winkler
George Mason University School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Anti-Federalists, civilians, constitutional law, federalism, Federalists, firearms, gun control, gun law, Heller, McDonald, militia, national defense, private right, public place, Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution

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The Unbearable Rightness of Bush V. Gore

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 1219-1279, March 2002, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 01-17
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2007
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Bush, Gore, Equal Protection Clause, vote dilution

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Anticipating the Second Amendment Incorporation: The Role of the Inferior Courts

Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp 185-199, 2008 - Part of the Symposium "District of Columbia v. Heller", George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-50
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2009
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Bill of Rights, Chicago, Constitution, Cruikshank, D.C. v. Heller, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, handgun, militia, Presser, Privileges or Immunities Clause, Second Amendment, Supreme Court

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Heller and Second Amendment Precedent

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 335-347, 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-48
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2014
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Constitution, D.C. v. Heller, handgun, militia, Second Amendment, U.S. v. Miller

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The Right to Arms and the American Philosophy of Freedom

Heritage Foundation, First Principles, No. 62, October 2016, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-29
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2016
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Bill of Rights, Constitution, federalism, firearms, Heller, militia, political theory, right to bear arms, Second Amendment, self-defense

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Have Gun, Can't Travel: The Right to Arms Under the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 4, 2005, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-34
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Oct 2005
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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firearms

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A Constitutional Right to Self Defense?

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 213-220, 2006, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 06-29
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2014
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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self defense, constitutional law, Thomas Hobbes

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Second Amendment Standards of Review in a Heller World

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 5, pp. 1617-1636, October 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-32
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, City of Chicago, compelling interest, Constitution, Douglas Ginsburg, Ezell, gun control, high-capacity magazines, intermediate, McDonald, narrowly tailored, pistol, rational basis, scope, semi-automatic rifles, significant, Solicitor General, strict

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The Second Amendment and the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

First Principles, No. 16, April 2014, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-11
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Apr 2014
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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natural right, private, individual, collective, original meaning, militia, standing army, regulation, state, federal, Federalists, Anti-Federalists, District of Columbia v. Heller, McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ezell, United States v. Marzzarella

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Two Faces of Judicial Restraint (Or Are There More?) in McDonald v. Chicago

Florida Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 487-532, May 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-39
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2011
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Breyer, Cass Sunstein, Citizens United v. FEC, confirmation hearings, Earl Warren Court, Elena Kagan, Federalism, Frank Easterbrook, Heller v. District of Columbia, John Roberts, Louis Michael Seidman, Originalism, Richard Posner, Robert Bork, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Stevens, Supreme Court

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A Very Streamlined Introduction to Bush v. Gore

St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 449-460, 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-61
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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2000 Presidential Election, Ballots, Constitutionality, County, Dade, Democratic, Dissent, Equal Protection Clause, Federalism, Florida, Invalid, Justices, Katherine Harris, Majority, Miami, Overvote, Palm Beach, Recount, Republican, Statewide, Unconstitutional, Undervote, Volusia, Voting Machine

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May Lawyers be Given the Power to Elect Those Who Choose Our Judges? ‘Merit Selection’ and Constitutional Law

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 1043-1069, Summer 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-59
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 27 May 2011
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Ball, Clause, Congress, Constitution, Delegation, Edwards, Electoral College, Fourteenth Amendment, Gray, Interest, James Madison, Kramer v. Union Free School District, Lockport, President, Private, Public, Puerto Rico, Reynolds, Rodriguez, Sailors, Salyer, Sanders, Sims, Tulare, Voting, Wells

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Is Constitution Day Constitutional?

Green Bag, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 247-252, 2006, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 06-09
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 31 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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spending, Byrd Amendment

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Judicial Review and Judicial Duty: The Original Understanding

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 169-182, 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-55
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2014
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Barack Obama, Congress, constitutionality, Dr. Bonham’s case, Federalist Papers, John Marshall, Michael Seidman, Rule of Law, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Thomas Jefferson, unconstitutional

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Presidential Signing Statements in Perspective

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 95-112, 2007, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-24
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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signing statement, presentment clause, line item veto, take care clause

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Living Originalism: The Magical Mystery Tour

Texas A&M Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 31-43, 2015, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-07
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2015
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Originalism, Living Originalism, Living Constitution, Original Meaning, Noninterpretivism, Equal Protection Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, Sex Discrimination, Balkin, Calabresi

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Fig Leaf Federalism and Tenth Amendment Exceptionalism

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 11-24, Spring 2005, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-10
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2007
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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federalism, jurisprudence, Tenth Amendment

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The Corruption of Constitutional Conservatism

Claremont Review of Books Digital, February 29, 2016, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-14
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Mar 2016
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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14th Amendment, Justice Samuel Alito, caste systems, constitutional law, construction, gay marriage, interpretation, living constitutionalism, Obergefell, originalism, original meaning, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

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Carnival of Mirrors: Laurence Tribe's 'Unbearable Wrongness'

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 609-618, Winter 2002, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-34
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2008
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Bush v. Gore, equal protection, justiciability

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Montesquieu, Judicial Degeneracy, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Natural Moral Law in Contemporary Society, Holger Zaborowski ed., Catholic University of America Press, pp. 285-314, 2010, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Alexander Bickel, Alexis de Tocqueville, Dred Scott, English common law, Fourteenth Amendment, John Locke, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Roger Taney, Lawrence v. Texas, Roe v. Wade, self-evident truths, substantive due process

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Public Opinion and the Second Amendment

Journal of Law, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 85-87, 2015, Journal of Legal Metrics, Vol. 4, 2015, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-16
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2015
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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concealed carry laws, constitutional law, gun control, handgun bans, public opinion, public polling, Second Amendment

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Judicial Independence, Judicial Virtue, and the Political Economy of the Constitution

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 47-59, Winter 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-29
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2012
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Alexander, anonymous opinions, appeals, balance, circuit riding, Continental, Democrat, district courts, extrajudicial statements, Federalist Papers, final word, founding fathers, Herbert Storing, House of Representatives, James, law clerks, panel, power, President, Republican, Senate, Supreme Court

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The Rehnquist Court's Pragmatic Approach to Civil Rights

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 1, pp. 249-288, 2004, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-26
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2007
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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civil rights, judicial pragmatism

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Antonin Scalia and the Dilemma of Constitutional Originalism

Perspectives in Political Science, Forthcoming, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-36
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2018
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Antonin Scalia, Commerce Clause, common law, constitutional law, judicial review, originalism, Second Amendment, stare decisis, textualism, U.S. Supreme Court

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Heller and Nonlethal Weapons

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 1387-1413, 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-30
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2013
Craig S. Lerner and Nelson Lund
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and George Mason University School of Law
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Resolved, Presidential Signing Statements Threaten to Undermine the Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-57, In DEBATING THE PRESIDENCY: CONFLICTING PERSPECTIVES ON THE AMERICAN EXECUTIVE, J. Ellis, Michael Nelson, eds., CQ Press, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Nov 2009
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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ABA, Alexander Hamilton, Barack Obama, Constitutional Convention, Declaration of Independence, GAO, George W. Bush, George Washington, James Madison, Marbury v. Madison, obligation, presentment, Supreme Court, take care clause, Thomas Jefferson, unconstitutional, veto

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Executive Power and Governmental Attorney-Client Privilege: The Clinton Legacy

Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 631-668, Fall 2001, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 02-30
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2008
Nelson Lund and Douglas R. Cox
George Mason University School of Law and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Litigation
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constitutional law, executive privilege, attorney-client privilege, legal ethics

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Mandatory Liability Insurance for Firearm Owners: Design Choices and Second Amendment Limits

Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society’s Practice Groups, Vol. 14, No. 1, February, 2013, pp. 18-24, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-26
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2013
Stephen G. Gilles and Nelson Lund
Quinnipiac University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law
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accidental, Chicago, competitive pressure, Connecticut, control, D.C. v. Heller, direct government regulation, fourteenth, high-risk, law-abiding, low-risk, McDonald, malicious shootings, misuse, Newtown, possession, public safety, sale, self defense, substantial relationship, tort, Supreme Court

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The Cosmic Mystery of Judicial Restraint: J. Harvie Wilkinson III's Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance

Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 100-104, July 2013, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-84
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Alden, Antonin Scalia, Blaisdell, commerce, constitutionalism, decency, equality, Earl Warren, evolving standards, framers, human dignity, John Hart Ely, justice, living, originalism, political process, pragmatism, Richard Posner, Robert Bork, society, textualist, Thayer, Thornton, William Brennan

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Stare Decisis and Originalism: Judicial Disengagement from the Supreme Court’s Errors

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 4, Summer 2012, pp. 1029-1041, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-33
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2012
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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abortion, Antonin Scalia, Article III, IV, V, VI, authority, Blaisdell, Bolling v. Sharpe, Congress, due process, Edmund Burke, Federalist Papers, Filburn, Home Building & Loan Association, James Madison, John Locke, legislative intent, legislature, Marbury, precedent, Roe, treaties, Wade, Wickard

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From Baker v. Carr to Bush v. Gore, and Back

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 947-967, 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-01
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Alexander Bickel, Carolene Products, Earl Warren, equal protection, federal courts, Felix Frankfurter, Fourteenth Amendment, Gray, guarantee clause, inherent limits, John, judicial power, passive virtues, Sanders, Stephen Breyer, subject-matter clause, United States Supreme Court, William Douglas

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A Woman's Laws and a Man’s: Eros and Thumos in Rousseau's Julie, or The New Heloise (1761) and The Deer Hunter (1978)

Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 367-436, 2016, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-82
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 07 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2016
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Baron d’Etange, Claire, Clarens, Clariton, D’Alembert, D’Orbe, Edmund Burke, education, Edward Bomston, Emile, England, France, Jean-Jacques, Lake Geneva, London, letter, Noble Savage, Oeuvres Completes, Paris, Phaedrus, Plato, Republic, society, Socrates, St. Preux, tutor, Switzerland, Wolmar

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Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts of Law and Reason

Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society's Practice Groups, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 34-35, February 2013, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-23
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Mar 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Baker, civil union, DOMA, defense, definition, equality, Evans, Glucksberg, Hollingsworth v. Perry, homosexuals, invalidate, Lawrence, legislative decisions, Loving, man, one, physician-assisted suicide, precedent, rights, Romer, Supreme Court, Texas, traditional purpose, Virginia, Washington, woman

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Rousseau's Rejuvenation of Political Philosophy: A New Introduction

Rousseau’s Rejuvenation of Political Philosophy, N. Lund, Palgrave, 2016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Sep 2016
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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anthropology, education, the Enlightenment, philosophy, Plato, political science, political thought, Rousseau, Socrates, U.S. Constitutional law

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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the Roberts Court

American Federalism and Public Policy, Christopher P. Banks, ed., chap. 2 (2018), George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 17-16
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2018
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Bill of Rights, Constitutional law, District of Columbia v. Heller, firearms, McDonald v. City of Chicago, militia, right to arms, Second Amendment, U.S. Supreme Court

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The Usefulness of Constitutional Law

Liberty Forum, January 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-10
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Akhil Amar, Anti-Federalist, apprenticeship, bar exam preparation, Blackstone, Cicero, civics, classical literature, Federalist Papers, founding era, government, jurisprudence, Magna Carta, Montesquieu, Plato, political science, Rousseau, Socratic Method, St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, training

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The Foundations of the U.S. Judiciary

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-17, Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution, Mark Meckler & Jenny Beth Martin, eds, Henry Holt, pp. 153-58, 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Feb 2012
Eugene B. Meyer and Nelson Lund
Federalist Society and George Mason University School of Law
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abuses, Alexander Hamilton, balances, British monarchy, checks, democratic governments, Democrats, great Britain, House of Representatives, human nature, individual rights, James Madison, Jay, judicial activism, life tenure, people, Republicans, Senate, sovereignty, Supreme Court, unconstitutional

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Greatness of Soul and the Souls of Women: Rousseau’s Use of Plato’s Laws

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-54
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 17 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2012
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Aristotle, Athenians, Caesar, Cleopatra, Crete, Diderot, Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, Dorians, Encyclopedia, Enlightenment, Geneva, inequality, Ionians, Kleinias, Knossos, Lacedaemon, Lycurgus, Magnesia, Megillus, Racine, Republic, Shakespeare, Socrates, Spartans, stranger, Voltaire

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No Conservative Consensus Yet: Douglas Ginsburg, Brett Kavanaugh, and Diane Sykes on the Second Amendment

Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 30-34, 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-44
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Jun 2012
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Antonin Scalia, compelling interest, concealed weapons, defend, Ezell, felons, firearms, government buildings, home, intermediate, machine guns, magazines, mentally ill, pistol, private right, prohibit, rational basis, registration, revolver, schools, self-defense, semi-automatic, shotguns, strict

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The Cult-ivation of Executive Power

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 513-519, Summer 2008, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-29
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2008
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Constitution, executive power, federal government, framers, Healy, imperialism, presidential power, presidency

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Promise and Perils in the Nascent Jurisprudence of the Second Amendment

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, V. 14, pp. 207-221, 2016, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-40
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2016
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Antonin Scalia, ban, Congress, Constitution, Constitutional Convention, disarm, federalism, Founding Fathers, handguns, keep and bear arms, militia, Miller, national defense, originalism, prohibition, reasonableness, right of the people, self-defense, standing armies, Stephen Breyer, weapons

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Fourth Circuit Shootout: 'Assault Weapons' and the Second Amendment

24 George Mason Law Review 1233 (2017), George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 17-13
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2018
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Bill of Rights, Constitution, Federalism, Firearms, Gun Control, Heller, Kolbe v. Hogan, Second Amendment

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In Defense of Presidential Signing Statements

Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, Richard J. Ellis & Michael Nelson eds., CQ Press, 4th ed, Forthcoming, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-05
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Feb 2016
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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American Bar Association, Congress, constitutional interpretation, Department of Justice, rule of law, political self-restraint, presidential veto, presentment clause, separation of powers, signing statement, Supreme Court, take care clause, U.S. Constitution

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Justice Kennedy's Stricter Scrutiny and the Future of Racial Diversity Promotion

Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 20-26, 2008, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-30
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 04 May 2015
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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affirmative action, Bakke, Brown v. Board of Education, Civil Rights Act, desegregation, discrimination, equal protection, Fourteenth Amendment, Parents Involved, racial preferences, Roberts Court

53.

A Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent?

Florida Law Review Forum, V. 68, No. 1, pp. 79-88, 2016, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 17-03
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Jan 2017
Stephen G. Gilles and Nelson Lund
Quinnipiac University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Firearms, Gun Storage, Negligence, Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Safe-Storage, Second Amendment, Tort Law

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Philosophic Anthropology in Rousseau and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

APPLE OF GOLD IN PICTURES OF SILVER: HONORING THE WORK OF LEON R. KASS, Yuval Levin, Thomas W. Merrill, Adam Schulman, eds., Lexington Books, 2010, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-52
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Oct 2010
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Aristotle, Bantus, De Anima, Discourse on Inequality, Bushmen, Evolution, Hottentots, Hunter-Gatherers, Ju/wasi, Kalahari, Laws of Mechanics, Lions, Lucretius, Old Way, Orangutans, Perfection, Politics, Soul, State of Nature, Xaro

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Greatness of Soul and the Souls of Women: Rousseau's Use of Plato's Laws in the Letter to D’Alembert

American Dialectic, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-43, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-11
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 10 Feb 2013
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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arts, Athenian Stranger, Athens, Bérénice, Calvinism, Christianity, Denis Diderot, Discourse, Dorian, Encyclopedia, Geneva, Hobbes, inequality, Jean-Baptiste le Rond, Kleinias, Lacedaemon, laws, liberty, Locke, Parisian society, Philosophes, Racine, Republic, science, tyrants, Voltaire, Zaïre

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Greatness of Soul and the Souls of Women: Plato’s Laws as an Introduction to Rousseau’s Letter to D’Alembert

American Dialectic, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2012, pp. 216-249, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-65
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Oct 2012
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Athenian Stranger, Collected Writings, Cretan, Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, Dorians, economics, Emile, Jean-Jacques, Julie, Kleinias, Knossian, logos, Lycurgus, Magnesia, marriage, Megillus, New Heloise, Oeuvres Complètes, Republic, Social Contract, Socrates, Spartan, theater, virtuous

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Judicial Supremacy: Palladium of Liberty or Academic Paradox?

33 Constitutional Commentary 101 (2018), George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-10
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Apr 2018
Nelson Lund
George Mason University School of Law
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Supreme Court, federal courts, judicial supremacy, judicial interpretation, American constitutionalism, impeachment, formalist traditional model, originalism, judicial role, judicial conduct