James E. Pfander

Northwestern University School of Law

375 E. Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Dicey's Nightmare: An Essay on the Rule of Law

California Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 19-02
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2019
James E. Pfander
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rule of law, constitutional rights, government accountability

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KöBler V. Austria: Expositional Supremacy and Member State Liability

European Business Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 275, 2006
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Nov 2006
James E. Pfander
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The Story of Bivens v. Six Unknown-Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics

FEDERAL COURTS' STORIES, Judith Resnik & Vicki C. Jackson, eds., 2009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-36
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2010
James E. Pfander
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constitutional torts, Bivens, individual rights

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The Myth of Personal Liability: Who Pays When Bivens Claims Succeed

72 Stanford Law Review 561 (2020), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 19-05, UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-11
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 28 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2020
James E. Pfander, Alex Reinert and Joanna C. Schwartz
Northwestern University School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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constitutional remedies, Bivens, rule of law, official liability and indemnity, government accountability, empirical legal studies, deterrence

Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction

Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-13
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 14 Apr 2014
James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk
Northwestern University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law
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adverse party, standing, justiciability, judicial power, civil law, inquisitorial procedure, ex parte proceedings, non-contentious jurisdiction, Article III, case-or-controversy requirement

Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction

UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 16 Dec 2014
James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk
Northwestern University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Article III, adversarial, American, ex parte, jurisprudence, Federal, Non-contentious jurisdiction, case-or-controversy requirement, injury-in-fact

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Article III and the Scottish Judiciary

Harvard Law Review, Vol 124, page 1613 (2011), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-73
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 20 May 2014
James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk
Northwestern University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law
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federal jurisdiction, separation of powers, jurisdiction-stripping, Supreme Court, history of federal judiciary, Scottish legal history

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Resolving the Qualified Immunity Dilemma: Constitutional Tort Claims for Nominal Damages

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-41, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-10
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2011
James E. Pfander
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Qualified immunity, constitutional torts, nominal damages

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Rethinking Bivens: Legitimacy and Constitutional Adjudication

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, Fall 2009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-08
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2010
James E. Pfander and David Baltmanis
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Bivens, right of action, constitutional adjudication

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The Common Law Origins of Ex parte Young

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 19-20
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 12 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2019
James E. Pfander and Jacob Wentzel
Downloads 212 (172,423)
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constitutional remedies, ex parte young actions, equitable originalism, rule of law

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Federal Supremacy, State Court Inferiority, and the Constitutionality of Jurisdiction-Stripping Legislation

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 10 Nov 2006
James E. Pfander
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The Chief or the Court: Article II and the Appointment of Inferior Judicial Officers

107 Northwestern University Law Review 1125 (2013), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 12-13
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2013
James E. Pfander
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appointment power, separation of powers, inferior officers, judicial bureaucracy, Chief Justice, patronage

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Reclaiming the Immigration Constitution of the Early Republic

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 1, 2010, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-13
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 06 May 2010
James E. Pfander and Theresa Wardon
Northwestern University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Immigration, naturalization, constitutional history, early republic, plenary power

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Standing to Sue: Lessons from Scotland's Actio Popularis

66 Duke Law Journal 1493 (2017), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-07
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 21 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2017
James E. Pfander
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standing to sue, Article III judicial power, public law litigation, civil and roman law

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New Federalism and Civil Rights Enforcement

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming, UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-08, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 21-02
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 01 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2021
Alex Reinert, Joanna C. Schwartz and James E. Pfander
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
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civil rights litigation; Section 1983; qualified immunity; federalism; budgeting; ethics; policing

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The Anti-Injunction Act and the Problem of Federal-State Jurisdictional Overlap

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-18
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 23 May 2013 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2013
James E. Pfander and Nassim Nazemi
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law and equity, anti-suit injunction, equitable restraint, abstention, Rooker-Feldman

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Scalia's Legacy: Originalism and Change in the Law of Standing

6 Brit. J. Am. Leg. Stud. 85 (2017), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-22
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Aug 2017
James E. Pfander
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Standing, Originalism, Justice Scalia

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Public Wrongs and Private Bills: Indemnification and Government Accountability in the Early Republic

New York University Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-77
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 14 Nov 2010
James E. Pfander and Jonathan L. Hunt
Northwestern University School of Law and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
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government torts, official liability and indemnity, private bills

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Zones of Discretion at Common Law

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 20-27
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Dec 2020
James E. Pfander
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qualified immunity, common law, remedies, executive discretion, legal history

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Forum Shopping and the Infrastructure of Federalism

Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 17, 2008, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 08-34
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Oct 2008
James E. Pfander
Downloads 133 (257,053)
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federalism, forum shopping

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Judicial Compensation and the Definition of Judicial Power in the Early Republic

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 107, 2008, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 08-35
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Oct 2008
James E. Pfander
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judicial compensation, limited jurisdiction

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Protective Jurisdiction, Aggregate Litigation, and the Limits of Article III

California Law Review, Vol. 95, p. 1423, 2007
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Feb 2008
James E. Pfander
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Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-07
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Mar 2017
James E. Pfander
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war on terror, torture, human rights, Bivens actions, extraterritoriality, judicial review

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Morris v. Allen and the Lost History of the Anti-Injunction Act of 1793

108 Northwestern University Law Review 187 (2014), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2014
James E. Pfander and Nassim Nazemi
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legal history, merger of law and equity, anti-injunction act, Justice Frankfurter, law practice in the early republic

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Removing Federal Judges

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 74, p. 1227, 2007
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2008
James E. Pfander
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Equal Footing and the States "Now Existing": Slavery and State Equality Over Time

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 21-08
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Mar 2021
James E. Pfander and Elena Joffroy
Northwestern University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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slavery, equal footing, constitutional change, originalism

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Collateral Review of Remand Orders: Reasserting the Supervisory Role of the Supreme Court

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 159, p., 493, 2011, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-88
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2011
James E. Pfander
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Appellate Jurisdiction, Remand Orders, Supreme Court Role, Supervisory Power

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In Search of the Probate Exception

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-28
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2014
James E. Pfander and Michael Downey
Northwestern University School of Law and Government of the United States of America - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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judicial power, probate exception, federalism

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A Non-Contentious Account of Article III's Domestic Relations Exception

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-05
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Mar 2016
James E. Pfander and Emily Damrau
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Domestic Relations, Family Law, Article III, Federal Jurisdiction

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Brief of Professors Gregory Sisk and James Pfander as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Simmons v. Himmelreich, No. 15-109 (Supreme Court)

Brief, Supreme Court of the United States, 2015 Term, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-07
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Feb 2016
Gregory C. Sisk and James E. Pfander
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) and Northwestern University School of Law
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Bivens, Federal Tort Claims Act, claim preclusion, issue preclusion, res judicata, collateral estoppel, Westfall Act, litigation with the federal government, constitutional torts, sovereign immunity, federal courts, federal jurisdiction

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Interlocutory Review by Agreement of the Parties: A Preliminary Analysis

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 105, p. 1043, 2011, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-68
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
James E. Pfander and David R. Pekarek Krohn
Northwestern University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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appeal, settlement, interlocutory review, civil procedure, litigation and arbitration

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A Declaratory Theory of State Accountability

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-01
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 03 Mar 2016
James E. Pfander and Jessica Dwinell
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state sovereign immunity, government accountability, federalism, eleventh amendment

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Seminole Tribe v. Florida: Sovereignty and the Eleventh Amendment Imag(in)ed

Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights (H. Wasserman & M. Mirow eds., 2021, Forthcoming), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 20-01
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2020
James E. Pfander
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state sovereign immunity, native tribes, tribal sovereignty, Indian gaming

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Adverse Interests and Article III: A Reply

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 111, No. 4, 2017, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 17-21
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Aug 2017
James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk
Northwestern University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Article III, noncontentious jurisdiction, adverse parties

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Going Rogue: The Supreme Court's Newfound Hostility to Policy-Based Bivens Claims

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming, UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-09, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 21-03
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2021
Joanna C. Schwartz, Alex Reinert and James E. Pfander
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
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Bivens, constitutional torts, government policy, government accountability

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W(h)ither Bivens?

161 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 231 (2013), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-13
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 11 May 2013
James E. Pfander and David Baltmanis
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constitutional torts, Bivens action, government accountability

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The Past and Future of Procedure Scholarship

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 21-06, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Mar 2021
James E. Pfander
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legal scholarship, procedure, history of thought, empirical scholarship

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Bivens, the Judgment Bar, and the Perils of Dynamic Textualism

8 U. ST. THOMAS L. JRL. 417 (2011-12), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 18-01
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 03 Feb 2018
James E. Pfander and Neil Aggarwall
Northwestern University School of Law and Proskauer Rose LLP - Litigation
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Government Accountability, Federal Torts, Bivens, Judgment Bar