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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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
Downloads 801 (22,992)

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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
Downloads 534 (40,129)

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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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Citation 1

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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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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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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
Downloads 306 (68,460)

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constitutional law, cruel and unusual punishment, excessive punishment, discriminatory punichments, Consitutional interpretation, Eighth Amendment

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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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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
Downloads 253 (73,050)
Citation 1

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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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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
Downloads 227 (106,681)

Abstract:

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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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
Downloads 77 (248,367)

Abstract:

constitutional law, constitutional theory, constitutional interpretation, comparative constitutionalism, federalism, confederalism, intergovernmental immunity

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Montesquieu’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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