Thomas Colby

George Washington University Law School

Associate Professor of Law

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

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
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constitutional law, originalism, constitutional interpretation, interpretation

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Clearing the Smoke from Philip Morris v. Williams: The Past, Present, and Future of Punitive Damages

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 118, pp. 392-479, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 415, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 415
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 27 Jun 2008
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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3.

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
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The Sacrifice of the New Originalism

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 99, No. 713, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 534, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 534
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2011
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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Constitutional Law, Originalism, Judicial Restraint, Discretion

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In Defense of the Equal Sovereignty Principle

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 65, 2015, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-22, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-22
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 11 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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Beyond the Multiple Punishment Problem: Punitive Damages as Punishment for Individual, Private Wrongs

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 583, 2003, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 244, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 244
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 23 Feb 2007
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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The Federal Marriage Amendment and the False Promise of Originalism

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, p. 529-605, 2008, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 417, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 417
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 08 Jul 2008
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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Same Sex Marriage, Federal Marriage Amendment, Marriage Protection Amendment, Originalism, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation

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A Constitutional Hierarchy of Religions? Justice Scalia, the Ten Commandments, and the Future of the Establishment Clause

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 1097, 2006, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 398, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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Scalia, Establishment Clause, Church and State, Religion, Ten Commandments

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Notice-and-Comment Judicial Decisionmaking

76 U.Chi L. Rev 965 (2009), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 446, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 446
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Michael Abramowicz and Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University Law School
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notice-and-comment, judges, errors

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In Defense of Judicial Empathy

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 96, p. 1944, 2012, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-129, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-129
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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11.

Originalism and the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment

107 Northwestern University Law Review 1627 (2013), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-140, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-140
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Dec 2013
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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12.

Revitalizing the Forgotten Uniformity Constraint on the Commerce Power

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 249, 2005, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 397, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 397
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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Commerce Power, Commerce Clause, Sports Protection Act, Uniformity, Originalism, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation

13.

Originalism and Structural Argument

113 Northwestern University Law Review 1297 (2019)., GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-22, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-22
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 19 May 2019
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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14.

The Other Half Of The Abortion Right

20 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1043 (2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-46, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-46
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Thomas Colby
George Washington University Law School
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