Bill Watson

Harvard Law School

1563 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://billwatson.net

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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454

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Scholarly Papers (5)

1.

Literalism in Statutory Interpretation: What Is It and What Is Wrong with It?

2021 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online 218 (2021)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Sep 2021
Bill Watson
Harvard Law School
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textualism, literalism, statutory interpretation, pragmatic enrichment, Bostock v. Clayton County, Niz-Chavez v. Garland

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How to Answer Dworkin’s Argument from Theoretical Disagreement Without Attributing Confusion or Disingenuity to Legal Officials

Forthcoming, Can. J. Law & Juris. https://doi.org/10.1017/cjlj.2022.23
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Sep 2022
Bill Watson
Harvard Law School
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theoretical disagreement, legal positivism, Hartian positivism, rule of recognition, general jurisprudence

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The Decline of Natural Law and the Rise of Exclusive Positivism

75 SMU Law Review Forum 174 (2022)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Mar 2022
Bill Watson
Harvard Law School
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natural law, legal positivism, exclusive legal positivism, general jurisprudence, conceptual analysis

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Textualism, Dynamism, and the Meaning of "Sex"

2022 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 41.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2022
Bill Watson
Harvard Law School
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textualism, dynamism, statutory interpretation, pragmatic enrichment, Bostock v. Clayton County

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In Defense of the Standard Picture: What the Standard Picture Explains That the Moral Impact Theory Cannot

Legal Theory (forthcoming), https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352325221000276
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Apr 2022
Bill Watson
Harvard Law School
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general jurisprudence, standard picture, moral impact theory, legal agreement