Laurence Claus

University of San Diego School of Law

Professor of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

United States

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Scholarly Papers (14)

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The Empty Idea of Authority

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-063
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2009
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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authority, evolution, social contract, rule of recognition, Hart, Raz, systems theory, concept of law, government, legitimacy, sovereignty, custom, self reference, moral duty, anarchism, interpretation, intention, positivism, divine right, realism, Locke, Darwin, Treatises of Government, consent

The Empty Idea of Authority

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2009, No. 5, 2009
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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authority, evolution, social contract, rule of recognition, Hart, Raz, systems theory, concept of law, government, legitimacy, sovereignty, custom, self reference, moral duty, anarchism, interpretation, intention, positivism, divine right, realism, Locke, Darwin, Treatises of Government, consent

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Montesquieu's Mistakes and the True Meaning of Separation

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 25, p. 419, 2005, U San Diego Public Law Research Paper No. 05-01
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2010
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, separation of powers, checks and balances, nondelegation

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The One Court that Congress Cannot Take Away: Singularity, Supremacy, and Article III

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 96, 2007
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 08 Oct 2006
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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Military Commissions Act 2006, federal jurisdiction, Supreme Court, Article III, United States Constitution, Exceptions, Suspension Clause, habeas corpus

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The Antidiscrimination Eighth Amendment

28 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 119 (2004)
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 05 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2016
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, cruel and unusual punishment, excessive punishment, discriminatory punichments, Consitutional interpretation, Eighth Amendment

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Law's Evolution and Human Understanding

51 San Diego L. Rev. 953 (2014), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-176
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Nov 2014
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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law, community, custom, evolution, systems, authority, morality, expectation, prediction, interpretation, constitution, power, signaling, communication, government, convention, legitimacy, society, order, obligation, rights, duties, reason, rhetoric, meaning, understanding, revolution

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Protecting Rights from Rights: Enumeration, Disparagement, and the Ninth Amendment

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 585, 2004, U San Diego Public Law Research Paper No. 47
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 17 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2010
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, U.S. Constitution, Ninth Amendment, Bill of Rights, enumerated rights

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Implication and the Concept of a Constitution

Australian Law Journal, Vol. 69, p. 887, 1995
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Feb 2006
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional interpretation, federalism, individual rights, due process of law, comparative constitutional law

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Constitutional Guarantees of the Judiciary: Jurisdiction, Tenure, and Beyond

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 54, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-11
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Sep 2005
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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United States Constitution, Article Three, Judicial Power, Supreme Court, Appellate Jurisdiction, Judicial Independence, Cases, Controversies, Exceptions, Regulations, Separation of Powers, Federalism, Necessary and Proper

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Uniform Throughout the United States: Limits on Taxing as Limits on Spending

18 Constitutional Commentary 517 (2001)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Oct 2001 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2016
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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The Divided Executive

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-333
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2018
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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separation of powers, checks and balances, attorney general, constitutional amendment, independent prosecutor, one-House veto, Chadha, Montesquieu, Madison, impeachment, independent counsel

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Federalism and the Judges: How the Americans Made Us What We Are

Australian Law Journal, Vol. 74, p. 107, 2000
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Apr 2010
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, constitutional theory, constitutional interpretation, comparative constitutionalism, federalism, confederalism, intergovernmental immunity

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Authority and Meaning

Connecticut Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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authority, meaning, Hart, Raz, Habermas, interpretation, United States Constitution, constitutionalism, nature of law, legitimacy, normativity, morality, Hume, intention, precedent, public meaning, originalism

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A Republic, If the Courts Can Keep It?

Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 Dec 2019
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law
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Rucho v. Common Cause, gerrymandering, malapportionment, Shelby County v. Holder, INS v. Chadha, equal protection, republican form of government, political question doctrine, guarantee clause, federalism, state sovereignty, Supreme Court, judicial capacity, separation of powers, Montesquieu

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Montesquieu&Rsquo;S Mistakes and the True Meaning of Separation

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp 419-451, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Laurence Claus
University of San Diego School of Law

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