Anuj C. Desai

University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor

975 Bascom Mall

Madison, WI 53706

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

17

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2,727

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3

CROSSREF CITATIONS

5

Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Wiretapping before the Wires: The Post Office and the Birth of Communications Privacy

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, p. 553, 2007, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1056
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2008
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
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Fourth Amendment, legal history, constitutional theory, communications privacy, surveillance, post office, Justice Brandeis, Olmstead

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Libertarian Paternalism, Externalities, and the ‘Spirit of Liberty’: How Thaler and Sunstein are Nudging Us Toward an ‘Overlapping Consensus’

Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2011, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1121
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2013
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 443 (90,224)
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Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein, libertarian paternalism, behavioral economics, cognitive bias, choice architecture, savings policy, debiasing, bounded rationality, willpower, status quo bias, externalities, minimalism, trimming, John Rawls, overlapping consensus, Learned Hand, spirit of liberty

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The Transformation of Statutes into Constitutional Law: How Early Post Office Policy Shaped Modern First Amendment Doctrine

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 58, 2007, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1048
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Mar 2007
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
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constitutional law, constitutional theory, constitutional history, First Amendment, unconstitutional conditions, right to receive, post office, communications network

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Attacking Brandenburg with History: Does the Long-Term Harm of Biased Speech Justify a Criminal Statute Suppressing it?

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Sep 2003
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 225 (185,112)

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hate speech, racist speech, First Amendment, freedom of speech

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Can the President Read Your Mail? A Legal Analysis

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1035, Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 315, 2010
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 14 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2010
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
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communication privacy, warrantless mail opening, Fourth Amendment, United States Postal Service, post office, letter, correspondence, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, exigent circumstances, Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, signing statement

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What a History of Tax Withholding Tells Us About the Relationship Between Statutes and Constitutional Law

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 3, 2014, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1274
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2014
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 159 (251,715)
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statute, Constitution, superstatute, tax history, withholding

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Filters and Federalism: Public Library Internet Access, Local Control, and the Federal Spending Power

Number of pages: 131 Posted: 04 Nov 2004
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 155 (257,099)

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Children's Internet Protection Act, constitutional law, federalism, First Amendment, public libraries, spending power

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Text is Not Enough

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1703, 93 U.Colo.L.Rev. 1 (2021)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2022
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 134 (288,412)

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Statutory Interpretation, Legal History, Textualism, Gay Rights, US Supreme Court, Common Law, Judiciary, Multi-Modalists, Legal History

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Difficulty of Amendment and Interpretive Choice

1 Journal of Institutional Studies 6 (2015), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 15-23
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 04 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2016
Andrew Coan and Anuj C. Desai
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 126 (302,013)

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Constitutional Amendment, Interpretive Choice, Article V, Constitutional Interpretation, Originalism, Nonoriginalism, Dead Hand Problem

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Software as Protest: The Unexpected Resiliency of U.S. Based Decss Posting and Linking

The Information Society, Vol. 20, pp. 101-116, Apr.-Jun. 2004
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 May 2005
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 88 (384,079)

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DeCSS, Corley, DMCA, circumvention, Internet regulation, fair use, copyright, reverse engineering, code as speech, global data flows

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The Dilemma of Interstatutory Interpretation

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1585, 77 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 177 (2020)
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 20 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2020
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 77 (415,338)

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Statutory Interpretation, Textualism, Intentionalism, In Pari Materia, Legal Theory, Congressional Intent, Interstatutory Cross-References, Statutory Audience, Purposivism, Congressional Committees

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The Limits of Decss Posting: A Comparison of Internet Posting of Dvd Circumvention Devices in the European Union and China

Journal of Information Science, Vol. 31, 2005
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 May 2005 Last Revised: 12 May 2014
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 65 (454,660)

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DeCSS, copyright, digital rights management, anti-circumvention, EUCD, open source software, intellectual property, WIPO, protest, collective action, social informatics

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The Pre-Internet Downloading Controversy: The Evolution of Use Rights for Digital Intellectual and Cultural Works

The Information Society 27: 69-91 (2011), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1277
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014
University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Journalism & Mass Communication
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downloading, intellectual property, citation databases, bibliographic databases

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Who Posts DeCSS and Why?: A Content Analysis of Web Sites Posting DVD Circumvention Software

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 56, 2005
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 May 2005 Last Revised: 12 May 2014
University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Wisconsin - Madison and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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DeCSS, DMCA, circumvention, digital rights management (DRM), Internet regulation, fair use, copyright, protest, freedom of speech, global data flows

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Is Title VII an 'Anti-Discrimination' Law?

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1704, 93 University of Colorado Law Review Forum (2022)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2022
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
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Anti-Discrimination, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, Statutory Interpretation, Supreme Court, Legal History, Judiciary, Legislation

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Legal Traditionalism, Creative Destruction and the Role of Media Law in the Intergenerational Social Contract

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1276
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2014
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
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common law, precedent, First Amendment institutions, intergenerational equity, media law, Schumpter, creative destruction, new media

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Heterogeneity, Legislative History, and the Cost of Litigation: A Brief Comment On Bruhl's 'Hierarchy and Heterogeneity'

Wisconsin Law Review Online, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
Anuj C. Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School
Downloads 29 (621,841)

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legislative history, statutory interpretation, Aaron-Andrew Bruhl, federal courts, litigation costs