Mark Fenster

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Development

P.O. Box 117625

Gainesville, FL 32611-7625

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Disclosure’s Effects: Wikileaks and Transparency

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 97, 2012
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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transparency, open government, classified information, government information, WikiLeaks, Espionage Act, First Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, FOIA

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The Implausibility of Secrecy

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, 2014, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-41
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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secrecy, transparency, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, leaks, information theory, Administrative Law, government information, unitary executive, redaction, WikiLeaks, covert operations

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The Opacity of Transparency

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 91, 2006
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 06 Sep 2006
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Excerpt from 'Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture (Revised and Updated Edition)'

CONSPIRACY THEORIES: SECRECY AND POWER IN AMERICAN CULTURE (Revised and Updated Edition), University of Minnesota Press, 2008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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conspiracy, conspiracy theory, populism, cultural theory, political theory

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Seeing the State: Transparency as Metaphor

62 Administrative Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 617-672 (Summer 2010), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 2010-07
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 04 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Symbols of Governance: Thurman Arnold and Post-Realist Legal Theory

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 May 2003
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Legal Realism, Legal Theory, Social Science, Interdisciplinary, Legal history

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The Transparency Fix: Advocating Legal Rights and Their Alternatives in the Pursuit of a Visible State

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 28 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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transparency, open government, FOIA, administrative law, administration

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Transparency in Search of a Theory

European Journal of Social Theory May 2015 18: 150-167, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-11
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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communication theory, information theory, open government, secrecy, transparency, politics

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The Takings Clause, Version 2005: The Legal Process of Constitutional Property Rights

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 10 Mar 2006
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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takings, property, land use, Kelo, eminent domain, administrative law, legal process

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The Birth of a Logical System: Thurman Arnold and the Making of Modern Administrative Law

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 08 Sep 2004
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Administrative law, legal realism, legal history, legal process, New Deal, legal theory, jurisprudence

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Regulating Land Use in a Constitutional Shadow: The Institutional Contexts of Exactions

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 58, p. 729, 2007
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2011
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Takings Clause, regulatory takings, exactions, land use, planning, property

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Designing Transparency: The 9/11 Commission and Institutional Form

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 4, p. 1239, 2008, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 2008-07
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 03 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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transparency, administrative law, advisory commission, advisory committee, 9/11, intelligence community

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The Stubborn Incoherence of Regulatory Takings

Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 28, p. 525, 2009
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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regulatory takings, substantive due process, Kelo, Lingle

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Takings Formalism and Regulatory Formulas: Exactions and the Consequences of Clarity

California Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 2, p. 609, May 2004
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 18 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Land Use, Takings, Regulatory Takings, Exactions, Formalism

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'Bullets of Truth': Julian Assange and the Politics of Transparency

Forthcoming in "Cultures of Transparency: Between Promise and Peril" (Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 19-12
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2019
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Transparency, Open Government, Leaks, Hacking, Julian Assange, Wikileaks

16.

Failed Exactions

Vermont Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2012, pp. 623-647
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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regulatory takings, exactions, property, land use

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Mr. Peabody's Improbable Legal Intellectual History

64 Buff. L. Rev. 101 (2016), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 16-23
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Aug 2016
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Dramas of Criminal Law: Thurman Arnold’s Post-Realist Critique of Law Enforcement

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2016
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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criminal law, criminal procedure, law enforcement, criminal justice, criminal trial, criminal attempt, Thurman Arnold, legal realism

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Populism and Transparency: The Political Core of an Administrative Norm

89 U. Cin. L. Rev. 286 (2021), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 21-6
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 Feb 2021
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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transparency, populism, open government, FOIA, Trump, Twitter

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Substantive Due Process by Another Name: Koontz, Exactions, and the Regulatory Takings Doctrine

Touro Law Review, Vol. 30, 2014
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Mar 2016
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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regulatory takings, exactions, Koontz

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The Informational Ombudsman: Fixing Open Government by Institutional Design

International Journal of Open Governments/ Revue Internationale des Governments Ouverts, 2015
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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transparency, ombudsman

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The Folklore of Legal Biography

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, p. 1265, 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2011
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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legal realism, biography, legal profession, legal theory, law and humanities

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Feed: State Transparency Amidst Informational Surplus

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Nov 2018
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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transparency, FOIA, social media, Trump, Twitter

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Transparency and the First

14 FIU L. Rev. 713 (2021), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2021
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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A 'Public' Journey Through COVID-19: Donald Trump, Twitter, and the Secrecy of U.S. Presidents’ Health

University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper, Forthcoming, 8 Critical Analysis of Law 25 (2021)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 03 May 2021
Mark Fenster
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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transparency, COVID-19, FOIA, social media, Trump, Twitter, public health