Peter J. Smith

George Washington University - Law School

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

15

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Scholarly Papers (15)

1.

Living Originalism

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 393, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 393, Duke Law Journal, Vol. 59, p. 239, 2009
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2009
Thomas Colby and Peter J. Smith
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 622 (32,173)
Citation 5

Abstract:

constitutional law, originalism, constitutional interpretation, interpretation

2.

New Legal Fictions

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 95, No. 1435, 2007, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 283, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 283
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 28 Jun 2007
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 349 (63,001)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Legal Fictions, Judicial Candor, Social Science and Law

3.

Federalism, Lochner, and the Individual Mandate

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 91, p. 1723, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 534, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 534
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2011
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 335 (57,411)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Health Care, Individual Mandate, Libertarianism

4.

The Return of Lochner

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 527, 2015, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-10, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-10
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 14 Apr 2015
Thomas Colby and Peter J. Smith
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 267 (76,146)

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5.

Biblical Literalism and Constitutional Originalism

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 502
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 03 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 28 May 2011
Peter J. Smith and Robert W. Tuttle
George Washington University - Law School and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 251 (91,595)

Abstract:

Constitutional Interpretation, Originalism, Literalism, Law and Religion

6.
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The Originalist's Dilemma

Minnesota Law Review, February 2006., GWU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 145
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 27 Feb 2006
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 136 (180,305)

Abstract:

Originalism Federalism

The Originalist's Dilemma

GWU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 145
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Feb 2005
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 103 (223,003)

Abstract:

Originalism Federalism

7.

How Different are Originalism and Non-Originalism?

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 62, 2011, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 517
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2011
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 223 (92,743)

Abstract:

Originalism, Constitutional Interpretation

8.

Textualism and Jurisdiction

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 350, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 350, Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2008
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 186 (132,711)
Citation 2

Abstract:

jurisdiction, textualism, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, and judicial role

Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach

Gregory E. Maggs & Peter J. Smith, Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach, 2d ed., 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-83, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-83
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 27 Sep 2012
Gregory E. Maggs and Peter J. Smith
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 111 (211,177)

Abstract:

Constitution, constitutional law

Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach

Gregory E. Maggs & Peter J. Smith, Constitutional Law: A Contemporary Approach, 3d ed., 2015 , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-38, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-38
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 01 Sep 2016
Gregory E. Maggs and Peter J. Smith
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 54 (326,768)

Abstract:

Constitution, Constitutional Law

10.

Federalism, Instrumentalism, and the Legacy of the Rehnquist Court

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 96, 2006, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 308, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 308
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Jul 2007
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 59 (298,207)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Rehnquist, Federalism, Instrumentalism

11.

States as Nations: Dignity in Cross-Doctrinal Perspective

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 89 No. 1, March 2003, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 275, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 275
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 28 Jun 2007
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 57 (293,490)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Sovereign Immunity, Federalism, Dignity

12.

Civil Procedure and the Ministerial Exception

Forthcoming, 86 FORDHAM L. REV. ___, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-19, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-19
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Mar 2017
Peter J. Smith and Robert W. Tuttle
George Washington University - Law School and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 48 (339,525)

Abstract:

Establishment Clause, Constitutional Law, Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, Ministerial Exception, Religious Freedom, First Amendment, Civil Procedure, Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Affirmative Defenses

13.

Pennhurst, Chevron, and the Spending Power

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 110, p. 1187, 2001, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 270, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 270
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 May 2007
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
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Citation 3

Abstract:

Pennhurst, Chevron, Spending, Federalism, Delegation

14.

Sources of Federalism: An Empirical Analysis of the Court's Quest for Original Meaning

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2004, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 288, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 288
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 28 Jun 2007
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 45 (308,387)
Citation 2

Abstract:

originalism, federalism

15.

Originalism and Level of Generality

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 51, 2017, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-23, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-23
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 29 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2017
Peter J. Smith
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation, Originalism