Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes

South Texas College of Law

Vinson & Elkins LLP Research Professor and Professor of Law

1303 San Jacinto Street

Houston, TX 77002

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Solving the Procedural Puzzles of Texas’ Fetal-Heartbeat Law

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-15
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2021
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes and Howard Wasserman
South Texas College of Law and Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law
Downloads 1,536 (17,921)

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Federal Courts, Reproductive Freedom, Civil Rights, Procedure, Jurisdiction

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Solving the Procedural Puzzles of The Texas Heartbeat Act and its Imitators: The Limits and Opportunities for Offensive Litigation

American University Law Review, Vol. 71, 2022, 71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1029 (2022), Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-25
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 18 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2022
Howard Wasserman and Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law and South Texas College of Law
Downloads 288 (155,177)

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Federal Courts, Reproductive Rights, Civil Rights, Procedure, Jurisdiction, Constitution

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Toward a New Equilibrium in Personal Jurisdiction

48 U.C. Davis Law Review (Forthcoming), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-12
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 22 May 2014
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes and Cassandra Burke Robertson
South Texas College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Downloads 280 (159,770)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S Ct. 746 (2014), Walden v. Fiore, 134 S. Ct. 1115 (2014), Continuous and systematic, Out-of-state defendants, In-state effects, International Shoe Co. v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 (1945), State regulatory and adjudicatory interests

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Liberty, Substantive Due Process, and Personal Jurisdiction

82 Tulane Law Review 567 (2007)
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 30 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 25 May 2016
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
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Personal Jurisdiction, Substantive Due Process

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Clarifying General Jurisdiction

34 Seton Hall L. Rev. 807 (2004)
Number of pages: 114 Posted: 17 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2021
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
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Solving the Procedural Puzzles of Texas’ Fetal-Heartbeat Law and its Imitators: The Potential for Defensive Litigation

SMU Law Review (2022), 75 SMU L. REV. 187 (2022), Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-26
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 18 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2022
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes and Howard Wasserman
South Texas College of Law and Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law
Downloads 190 (231,077)

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Federal Courts, Reproductive Freedom, Civil Rights, Procedure, Jurisdiction

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Solving the Procedural Puzzles of the Texas Heartbeat Act and its Imitators: New York Times v. Sullivan as Historical Analogue

60 Hous. L. Rev. 93 (2022), Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-03
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2022
Howard Wasserman and Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law and South Texas College of Law
Downloads 171 (252,931)

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Federal Courts, Reproductive Rights, Civil Rights, Procedure, Jurisdiction, Constitutional Rights, First Amendment

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The Predictability Principle in Personal Jurisdiction Doctrine: A Case Study on the Effects of a Generally Too Broad, But Specifically Too Narrow Aproach to Minimum Contacts

Baylor Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 135, 2005
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 08 Aug 2006
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
Downloads 148 (284,973)

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Personal jurisdiction, minimum contacts

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Brief of Thirty-Four Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellants in Altera Corp. v. Papst Licensing GMBH

Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2015-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2021
Southwestern Law School, University at Buffalo Law School, Tulane University Law School, Creighton University School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Rutgers Law School, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, UC Hastings Law, University of Kentucky - College of Law, Elon University School of Law, University of California, Davis, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, Emory University School of Law, University of Baltimore - School of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law, Stanford Law School, UC Hastings Law, University of Georgia School of Law, St. Thomas University College of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation, Michigan State University College of Law, South Texas College of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Student/Alumni/Adjunct
Downloads 146 (288,083)

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patent, declaratory judgment, jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, patent assertion entity, minimum contacts

10.

Public Employee Speech Rights Fall Prey to an Emerging Doctrinal Formalism

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 15, p. 1173, 2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 25 May 2016
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
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Formalism, First Amendment, public employee speech

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Nineteenth Century Personal Jurisdiction Doctrine in a Twenty-First Century World

Florida Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 25 May 2016
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
Downloads 131 (313,375)

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personal jurisdiction, minimum contacts, purposeful availment, consent, registered agent

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What Conservative Constitutional Revolution? Moderating Five Degrees of Judicial Conservatism after Six Years of the Roberts Court

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 27 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 25 May 2016
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
Downloads 129 (316,974)
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Roberts Court, minimalism, originalism, judicial restraint, conservative jurisprudence

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Loving Retroactivity

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 383, 2018
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2021
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
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Retroactivity, Obergefell, Same-Sex Marriage, Marriage Equality, Common-Law Marriage, Ceremonial Marriage, Stare Decisis, Precedent, Incrementalism, Constitutional Remedies, Legal Change

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A Shifting Equilibrium: Personal Jurisdiction, Transnational Litigation, and the Problem of Nonparties

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 19, 2015, Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-04
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Mar 2015
Cassandra Burke Robertson and Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and South Texas College of Law
Downloads 115 (344,321)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Transnational Litigation, Daimler v. Bauman, Banks, Due Process, Multinational Corporations

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The Business of Personal Jurisdiction

68 Case Western Reserve Law Review 775 (2017), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-11
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 May 2017 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2017
Cassandra Burke Robertson and Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and South Texas College of Law
Downloads 112 (350,698)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S Ct. 746 (2014), Walden v. Fiore, 134 S. Ct. 1115 (2014), Continuous and systematic, Out-of-state defendants, In-state effects, International Shoe Co. v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 (1945), State regulatory and adjudicatory interests

16.

The First Amendment Structure for Speakers and Speech

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 May 2014
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
Downloads 110 (355,082)

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First Amendment, free speech, speech coverage, unprotected speech, government speech, expressive conduct, originalism

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A New State Registration Act: Legislating a Longer Arm for Personal Jurisdiction

57 Harvard Journal on Legislation 377 (2020), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-23
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2021
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes and Cassandra Burke Robertson
South Texas College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Downloads 106 (364,171)

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Personal Jurisdiction, General Jurisdiction, Specific Jurisdiction, Consent, Corporate Registration, Due Process Clause, Dormant Commerce Clause, Unconstitutional Conditions Doctrine, State Sovereignty, Uniform Law Commission, Model Corporate Registration Jurisdictional Consent Act

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The Roberts Court's Jurisdictional Revolution within Ford's Frame

51 Stetson Law Review, No. 2 (2021 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2021
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
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Personal Jurisdiction, Specific Jurisdiction, General Jurisdiction, Jurisdictional Consent, Stream of Commerce, Fairness Factors, Due Process Clause, State Sovereignty, Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, Federalism, Comity, Court Access, Products Liability

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Navigating the Path of the Supreme Appointment

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Jul 2011
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
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Supreme Court Justices, Confirmation, Appointment, Judicial Review, Legitimacy

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Over the Threshold of Constitutional Adjudicative Retroactivity

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 26 May 2016 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2017
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
Downloads 92 (399,068)

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adjudicative retroactivity, Obergefell, marital equality, common law same-sex marriage, constitutional remedies, precedent, legal change

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The Supreme Appointment: Visionaries Need Not Apply

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 38, 2011
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2017
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
Downloads 72 (460,380)

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Supreme Court Justices, Confirmation, Appointment

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Speech, Subsidies, and Traditions: AID v. AOSI and the First Amendment

2013 Cato Supreme Court Review 363
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 May 2014
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
South Texas College of Law
Downloads 57 (517,527)

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First Amendment, free speech, unconstitutional conditions, subsidized speech, compelled speech, Agency for International Development

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Ford's Jurisdictional Crossroads

Georgetown Law Journal Online, vol. 109, page 102, 2020
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Apr 2021
Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes, Cassandra Burke Robertson and Linda Sandstrom Simard
South Texas College of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
Downloads 43 (582,849)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Specific Jurisdiction, Due Process Clause, State Sovereignty, Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, Federalism, Comity, Court Access, Products Liability

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U.S. Supreme Court Brief of Professors of Civil Procedure and Federal Courts as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, No. 19-368

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Jul 2020
Suffolk University Law School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, South Texas College of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Regent University School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and Washington and Lee University - School of Law
Downloads 40 (599,150)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Specific Jurisdiction, Due Process Clause, State Sovereignty, Product Liability

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Ford's Hidden Fairness Defect

106 Cornell Law Review Online 45 (2020)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Apr 2021
Linda Sandstrom Simard, Cassandra Burke Robertson and Charles W. (Rocky) Rhodes
Suffolk University Law School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and South Texas College of Law
Downloads 23 (711,455)

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Personal Jurisdiction, Specific Jurisdiction, Due Process Clause, Fairness Factors, Reasonableness Factors, Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, Court Access, Formalism