Todd E. Pettys

University of Iowa - College of Law

Melrose and Byington

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Choosing a Chief Justice: Presidential Prerogative Or a Job for the Court?

Journal of Law & Politics, Vol. 22, p. 231, 2006, University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-03
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Jan 2007
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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chief justice, supreme court, appointment

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The N.R.A.'s Strict-Scrutiny Amendments

104 Iowa Law Review 1455 (2019), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-17
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2019
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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arms, guns, firearms, weapons, second amendment, strict scrutiny, n.r.a., national rifle association, amendment, state constitution

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Letter from Iowa: Same-Sex Marriage and the Ouster of Three Justices

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 715, 2011, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-39
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2011
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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marriage, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, varnum, judicial retention, retention, ouster, merit selection, democratic constitutionalism

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The Emotional Juror

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 76, 2007, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-01
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Dec 2007
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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emotion, juror, rational, decision making, ethics

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Competing for the People's Affection: Federalism's Forgotten Marketplace

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2003
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 May 2003
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
Downloads 384 (139,455)
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federalism, competition, affection, marketplace, rehnquist court, commerce clause, commandeering, sovereign immunity

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Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study

63 Buffalo Law Review 1 (2015), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-25
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 22 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2015
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
Downloads 368 (146,280)
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speech, expression, first amendment, in-group, ingroup, bias, Supreme Court database, Epstein, Segal, Parker

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Judicial Discretion in Constitutional Cases

Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 26, p. 123, 2011, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-36
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 09 May 2011
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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judicial, judges, discretion, constitution, constitutional interpretation, legitimacy, dichotomy, umpire, democratic constitutionalism

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Retention Redux: Iowa 2012

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2013, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-36
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2013
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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retention, elections, retention elections, varnum, same-sex, marriage, wiggins, judicial elections

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The Myth of the Written Constitution

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 991, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-53
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 07 May 2009
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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constitution, written, unwritten, ratified, unratified, myth, faith, originalism, living constitutionalism, nation, judicial supremacy, democracy

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Sodom's Shadow: The Uncertain Line Between Public and Private Morality

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 61, p. 1161, 2010, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-01
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2010
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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morality, accountability, integration, integrated, divine, political community, public morality, private morality, autonomy, establishment clause, liberalism

11.

Judging Hypocrisy

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-24, 70 Emory Law Journal 251
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 12 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2021
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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hypocrisy, hypocrite, supreme court, judging, partisan, bias, equal, equality, rule of law

12.

The Analytic Classroom

60 Buffalo Law Review 1255, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-16
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 10 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2013
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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legal education, Langdell, doctrinal, flipping, coverage, socratic, analytic, analytic skills,

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Popular Constitutionalism and Relaxing the Dead Hand: Can the People Be Trusted?

Washington Law Review, Vol. 86, p. 313, 2008, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-10
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2010
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
Downloads 209 (260,066)
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popular constitutionalism, dead hand, judicial supremacy, constitutionalism, constitutional interpretation, originalism, fundamental law

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Serious Value, Prurient Appeal, and "Obscene" Books in the Hands of Children

31 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 1003 (2023), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2022-17
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2023
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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obscene, obscenity, speech, serious value, prurient, first amendment, speech, children, books

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Campaign Finance, Federalism, and the Case of the Long-Armed Donor

University of Chicago Law Review Dialogue, 2014, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-28
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2014
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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McCutcheon, campaign finance, citizens united, long-armed donors, federalism, Stevens

16.

Remembering Randy Bezanson

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-12
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2014
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Bezanson, Iowa, writing, analysis, analytical

17.

The Immoral Application of Exclusionary Rules

Wisconsin Law Review, No.3, p. 463, 2008, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2010
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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evidence, exclusionary, immoral, prejudicial, hearsay, character

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Hostile Learning Environments, the First Amendment, and Public Higher Education

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2022
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 May 2021 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2022
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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hostile, environment, learning environment, harassment, campus, free speech, first amendment, originalism, actual malice

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Killing Roger Coleman: Habeas, Finality, and the Innocence Gap

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 2313, 2007, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-28
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Apr 2007
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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habeas, finality, innocence, coleman, default

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Instrumentalizing Jurors: An Argument Against the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2010, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-16
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2010
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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fourth amendment, exclusionary rule, kant, moral, immoral, practical imperative, hudson, herring, section 1983, deterrence

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Judicial Retention Elections, the Rule of Law, and the Rhetorical Weaknesses of Consequentialism

60 Buffalo Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 69, 2012, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-36
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 21 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2012
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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retention, elections, rule of law, consequentialism,

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A View from the Recount Room

Iowa Law Review Online, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-03
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2021
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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election, recount, recount board, identifying mark, write in, prescribed mark, absentee, congress, house of representatives

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The Vitality of the American Sovereign

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 108, , No. 6, p. 939, 2010, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-36
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Sep 2009
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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sovereignty, popular, constitution, amendment, sovereignty dance, democratic constitutionalism

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Unions, Corporations, and the First Amendment: A Response to Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky

99 Cornell Law Review Online 23 (2013), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-29
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2013
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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unions, corporations, shareholders, employees, association, compelled, speech, Knox, Citizens United

25.

State Habeas Relief for Federal Extra-judicial Detainees

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 2, 2007, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Nov 2007
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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habeas, extrajudicial, detainee

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Partisanship, Social Identity, and American Government: Reality and Reflections

22 Lewis & Clark Law Review 301, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-02
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2018
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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partisan, partisanship, social identity, social identities, social identification, in group, out group, voter, democracy, federalism, republican, democrat, bias

27.

Doubting Abood, Finding Religion at Hobby Lobby, and More: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term

Court Review, Vol. 50, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-21
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2014
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Supreme Court, civil

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Our Anticompetitive Patriotism

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 4, p. 1353, 2006, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-50
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 May 2006
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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patriotism, nation, intergovernmental competition

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Federal Habeas Relief and the New Tolerance for 'Reasonably Erroneous' Applications of Federal Law

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 Apr 2002
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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habeas, unreasonably erroneous, williams v. taylor, ramdass v. angelone

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Counsel and Confrontation

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 201, 2009, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-14
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2010
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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counsel, attorney, confrontation, due process, testimonial, hearsay, crawford, cross-examination

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Healthcare, Unions, Ministers and More: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's 2011-2012 Term

48 Court Review, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-29
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2012
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Supreme Court, civil cases, 2011 Term, 2012 Term, healthcare, administrative law, arbitration, bivens, due process, equal protection, federal jurisdiction, qualified immunity, religion, speech, supremacy clause, American Judges Association

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More than Marriage: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's 2012-2013 Term

49 Court Review (2013) Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-33
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Supreme Court, civil, marriage, voting, voters, standing, affirmative action, October 2012 Term

33.

Constructing Students' Speech Rights, from College Admissions to Professional Schools

59 San Diego Law Review 229 (2022), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-28
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2023
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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first amendment, speech, college, university, higher education, student, hazelwood, social media, admissions, college application, professional, professional school, public employee

34.

From Playgrounds to Plavix: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's October 2016 Term

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-26
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2017
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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supreme court, civil

35.

The Mobility Paradox

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 92, No. 3, 2004
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 13 May 2010
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Tiebout, federalism. mobility, centralization, decentralization, externalities, devolution

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Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's October 2018 Term

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-19
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2019
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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supreme court, civil, abortion, alcohol, arbitration, Auer deference, census, copyrights, equitable tolling, partisan gerrymandering, preemption, establishment clause, removal, securities fraud, sovereign immunity, speech, standing, takings, Title VII

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Weddings, Whiter Teeth, Judicial-Campaign Speech, and More: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's 2014-2015 Term

51 Court Review 94 (2015), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-14
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2015
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Supreme Court, Civil

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From ALJs to Wedding Cakes: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's October 2017 Term

Court Review, Volume 54, Issue 3, 2019, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-12
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2019
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Supreme Court, Civil, Constitution, ALJ, Anti-commandeering, Alien Tort, Arbitration, Chevron Deference Contracts Clause, Elections, Executive Power, FLSA, Religion, Separation of Powers, Speech, Supplemental Jurisdiction, Taxes

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Eight in the Eye of a Political Storm: Civil Cases in the Supreme Court's October 2015 Term

Court Review, Vol. 52, Pages 100-107, 2016, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-05
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2017
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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supreme court, civil, cases, October 2015

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The First Amendment Speech Rights of College Student Athletes

George Mason Law Review, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024-05
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Jan 2024 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2024
Todd E. Pettys
University of Iowa - College of Law
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speech, athletes, first amendment, college, university