Stephen Matthew Feldman

University of Wyoming - College of Law

Jerry W. Housel/Carl F. Arnold Distinguished Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Political Science

P.O. Box 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

United States

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Problem of Critique: Triangulating Habermas, Derrida, and Gadamer within Metamodernism

Contemporary Political Theory, Vol. 4, p. 296
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Jan 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 129 (149,033)
Citation 1

Abstract:

postmodernism, hermeneutics, philosophical hermeneutics, deconstruction, communication theory, Gadamer, Habermas, Derrida

2.

Constitutional Interpretation and History: New Originalism or Eclecticism?

28 BYU Journal of Public Law 283, 2014
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 48 (286,506)

Abstract:

constitutional interpretation, originalism

3.

An Arrow to the Heart: The Love and Death of Postmodern Legal Scholarship

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 54, pp. 2351-2378, 2001
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 41 (288,725)

Abstract:

Legal Theory, Postmodernism

4.

Neocons in Exile

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 39 (348,632)

Abstract:

public law, legal theory, legal studies, neoconservatism, neocons, Supreme Court, democracy, commerce power, affirmative action, establishment clause, progressivism

5.

Free Speech, World War I, and Republican Democracy: The Internal and External Holmes

First Amendment Law Review, Vol. 6, 2008
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 31 Jan 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 36 (358,369)

Abstract:

free expression, Oliver Wendell Holmes, first amendment, democracy

6.

Divided We Fall: Religion, Politics, and the Lemon Entanglements Prong

First Amendment Law Review, Vol. 7, 2009
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 14 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 33 (372,108)

Abstract:

elections, religious discrimination, Establishment Clause, entanglements prong, Lemon test

7.

Theory and Politics of First-Amendment Protections: Why Does the Supreme Court Favor Free Expression Over Religious Freedom?

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 8, 2006
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 31 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 32 (379,435)

Abstract:

free expression, religious freedom, pluralist democracy, constitutional law, judicial decision-making

8.

Do Supreme Court Nominees Lie? The Politics of Adjudication

Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 18, 2008
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Jan 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 26 (394,875)

Abstract:

Supreme Court Nominees, Political Ideologies, Legal Interpretation, Adjudication

9.

Empiricism, Religion, and Judicial Decision-Making

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 15, p. 43, 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 31 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 25 (403,130)
Citation 1

Abstract:

empiricism, religion, judicial decision-making, religious freedom

10.

The Interpretation of Constitutional History, or Charles Beard Becomes a Fortuneteller (with an Emphasis on Free Expression)

29 Const. Commentary 323, 2014
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 24 (358,369)

Abstract:

constitutional history, constitutional interpretation, constitution, Charles Beard, Economic Interpretation of the United States

11.

Unenumerated Rights in Different Democratic Regimes

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 9, 2006
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 31 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 23 (431,374)

Abstract:

substantive due process, republican democracy, pluralist democracy, judicial review, constitutional law, democracy

12.

Religious Minorities and the First Amendment: The History, the Doctrine, and the Future

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 6, 2003
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 31 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 22 (403,130)

Abstract:

free exercise doctrine, establishment clause, first amendment, religion, religious minorities

13.

Democracy and Dissent: Strauss, Arendt, and Voegelin in America

Denver University Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 20 (339,472)

Abstract:

Republican democracy, Pluralist democracy, Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, Eric Voegelin, American political development

14.

Chief Justice Roberts's Marbury Moment: The Affordable Care Act Case (NFIB v. Sebelius)

Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 19 (269,183)

Abstract:

Affordable Care Act case, Chief Justice Roberts, Marbury v. Madison, U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional interpretation

The Transformation of an Academic Discipline: Law Professors in the Past and Future (or Toy Story Too)

54 Journal of Legal Education 471, 2004
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 18 (479,246)
Citation 2

Abstract:

legal education, legal academia

The Transformation of an Academic Discipline: Law Professors in the Past and Future (or Toy Story Too)

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 54, p. 471, 2004
Posted: 29 Jul 2005
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law

Abstract:

16.

Supreme Court Alchemy: Turning Law and Politics into Mayonnaise

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 12, 2014
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 17 (421,430)

Abstract:

constitution, Supreme Court, institutional interpretivism

17.

Do the Right Thing: Understanding the Interest-Convergence Thesis

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy , Vol. 106, No. 248, 2012
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 16 (212,861)

Abstract:

critical race theory, social justice, interest-convergence, Derrick Bell

18.

The New Metaphysics: The Interpretive Turn in Jurisprudence

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 76, 1991
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 11 (372,108)
Citation 1

Abstract:

realism, antirealism, western metaphysics, interpretivism, jurisprudence

19.

Indigents in the Federal Courts: The in Forma Pauperis Statute -- Equality and Frivolity

54 Fordham Law Review 413 (1985)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 10 (398,949)

Abstract:

In forma pauperis, federal courts, indigents, constitutional law

20.

History and Interpretation

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 38, 2003
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 10 (436,498)

Abstract:

constitution, constitutional scholarship, historicism, Sanford V. Levinson

21.

The Supreme Court in a Postmodern World: A Flying Elephant

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 84, 2000
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 10 (462,578)
Citation 3

Abstract:

jurisprudence, postmodernism, political conservatives, Justice William Rehnquist, Justice Antonin Scalia

22.

Free Expression and Education: Between Two Democracies

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 16, p. 999, 2008
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 10 (499,008)

Abstract:

democracy, free expression, constitutional theory, education law

23.

The Politics of Postmodern Jurisprudence

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 95, 1996
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 9 (387,028)
Citation 1

Abstract:

postmodern interpretivism, deconstruction,

24.

The End of the Cold War: Can American Constitutionalism Survive Victory?

41 Ohio North University Law Review 262 (2015)
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 13 Aug 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 8 (379,435)

Abstract:

constitutionalism, capitalism, Cold War, American law, civil rights

25.

Whose Common Good? Racism in the Political Community

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 80, 1992
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 8 (436,498)

Abstract:

racism, constitutional theory, political theory, pluralism, civic republicanism

26.

Principle, History, and Power: The Limits of the First Amendment Religion Clauses

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 81, 1996
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 6 (478,227)

Abstract:

Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, U.S. Constitution, constitutional law, separation of church and state, religious freedom,

27.

Republican Revival/Interpretive Turn

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 1992, 1992
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 5 (478,227)
Citation 1

Abstract:

republican revival, interpretivism, civic republicanism, constitutional adjudication

28.

Modernity, Religion, and the Public Sphere

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 45, 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 5 (483,495)

Abstract:

public debate, religion, religious freedom, separation of church and state

29.

The Persistence of Power and the Struggle for Dialogic Standards in Postmodern Constitutional Jurisprudence: Michelman, Habermas, and Civic Republicanism

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 81, 1993
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 4 (426,368)
Citation 4

Abstract:

constitutional jurisprudence, civic republicanism, Frank I. Michelman, Jurgen Habermas, Hans-Georg Gadamer, philosophical hermeneutics

30.

Felix S. Cohen and His Jurisprudence: Reflections on Federal Indian Law

35 Buffalo Law Review 479 (1986)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 4 (441,695)

Abstract:

Felix S. Cohen, Indian law, jurisprudence

31.

How to Be Critical

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 893, 2000
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 4 (436,498)

Abstract:

philosophical hermeneutics, critical legal theory, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jurgen Habermas, Jacques Derrida

32.

Preemption and the Dormant Commerce Clause: Implications for Federal Indian Law

64 Oregon Law Review 667 (1986)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 3 (509,039)

Abstract:

Indian law, constitutional law

33.

The Developing Test for State Regulatory Jurisdiction in Indian Country: Application in the Context of Environmental Law

61 Oregon Law Review 561 (1982)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 3 (483,495)

Abstract:

Indian law, state incursions, environmental law

34.

Playing with the Pieces: Postmodernism in the Lawyer's Toolbox

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, 1999
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 3 (504,010)
Citation 1

Abstract:

postmodernism in legal scholarship, modernism in legal scholarship, Pierre Schlag

35.

Conservative Eras in Supreme Court Decision-Making: Employment Division v. Smith, Judicial Restraint, and Neoconservatism

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 3 (499,008)

Abstract:

U.S. Supreme Court, neoconservatism, conservatism, judicial restraint, Robert Bork

36.

From Premodern to Modern American Jurisprudence: The Onset of Positivism

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 6, 1997
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 3 (431,374)
Citation 4

Abstract:

premodern jurisprudence, modern jurisprudence, jurisprudence, positivism, Robert W. Gordon, William P. LaPiana

37.

Exposing Sunstein's Naked Preferences

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 1989, 1989
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 2 (518,682)

Abstract:

constitutional law, judicial review, naked preference, Cass R. Sunstein, Alexander Bickel, John Hart Ely

38.

Diagnosing Power: Postmodernism in Legal Scholarship and Judicial Practice (With an Emphasis on the Teague Rule Against New Rules in Habeas Corpus Cases)

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, 1994
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 2 (467,805)
Citation 3

Abstract:

postmodern interpretation, U.S. Supreme Court, deconstruction, postmodernism

39.

A Plea for Constitutional Balance

68 Rutgers University Law Review Commentaries 12 (2016)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Feb 2017
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 0 (532,408)

Abstract:

Constitution, U.S. Constitution, constitutional law, campaign finance, political campaigns

40.

Can Law Be a Source of Insight for Other Academic Disciplines?

8 Washington University Jurisprudence Review 151 (2016)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Jan 2017
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 0 (499,008)

Abstract:

Law Schools, Academia, Academic Disciplines, Legal Studies

41.

Is the Constitution Laissez-Faire? The Framers, Original Meaning, and the Market

81 Brooklyn Law Review 1 (2015)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 0 (313,552)

Abstract:

constitutional interpretation, originalism, Citizens United, First Amendment

42.

(Same) Sex, Lies, and Democracy: Tradition, Religion, and Substantive Due Process (With an Emphasis on Obergefell v. Hodges)

24 William & Mary Bill of Rights 341 (2015)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 0 (348,632)

Abstract:

Obergefell v. Hodges, gay rights, Supreme Court, same sex marriage, due process

43.

Fighting the Tofu: Law and Politics in Scholarship and Adjudication

14 Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal 91
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
Downloads 0 (513,967)

Abstract:

law and politics, scholarship, adjudication

44.

Made for Each Other: The Interdependence of Deconstruction and Philosophical Hermeneutics

26 Philosophy & Social Criticism 51, 2000
Posted: 25 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law

Abstract:

deconstruction, Derrida, Gadamer, hermeneutics, justice, philosophical hermeneutics, modernism

45.

An Interpretation of Max Weber's Theory of Law: Metaphysics, Economics, and the Iron Cage of Constitutional Law

Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 16, 1991
Posted: 21 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law

Abstract:

Max Weber, legal theory, constitutional jurisprudence, constitutional law, metaphysics

46.

Scope of Judicial Review: Extreme Hardship and the Whipsaw of Illegal Aliens

36 Administrative Law Review 27 (1984)
Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law

Abstract:

administrative law, illegal aliens, extreme hardship, deportation

47.

Hate Speech and Democracy

Criminal Justice Ethics, 2013, Vol. 32, No. 1, 78-90
Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law

Abstract:

hate speech, United States Constitution, constitutional law, first amendment

48.

Rule of Law or the Rule of Politics? Harmonizing the Internal and External Views of Supreme Court Decision Making

Law & Social Inquiry, Vol. 30, 2005
Posted: 31 Jan 2010
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law

Abstract:

judicial decision-making, United States Supreme Court, political science