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 (57)

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

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

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

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

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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
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constitutional interpretation, originalism

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The Return of the Self, or Whatever Happened to Postmodern Jurisprudence?

9 Washington University Jurisprucence Review 267
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 May 2018
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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postmodernism, postmodern jurisprudence, Schlag, Fish, feminist theory

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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
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realism, antirealism, western metaphysics, interpretivism, jurisprudence

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

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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
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constitutional interpretation, originalism, Citizens United, First Amendment

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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
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Legal Theory, Postmodernism

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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
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postmodern interpretivism, deconstruction,

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

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

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Nothing New Under the Sun: The Law-Politics Dynamic in Supreme Court Decision Making

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 44, No. p 43, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Jun 2018
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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Law-Politics Dynamic, Supreme Court, Legal Interpretation, Adjudication, Law and Politics

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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
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In forma pauperis, federal courts, indigents, constitutional law

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

17.

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
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Felix S. Cohen, Indian law, jurisprudence

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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
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free expression, Oliver Wendell Holmes, first amendment, democracy

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Having Your Cake and Eating It Too? Religious Freedom and LGBTQ Rights

9 Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy 35
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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religious freedom, civil rights, LGBTQ, gay rights, constitutional law

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

21.

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

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

23.

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

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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
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empiricism, religion, judicial decision-making, religious freedom

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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
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Supreme Court Nominees, Political Ideologies, Legal Interpretation, Adjudication

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

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

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
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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

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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
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constitution, Supreme Court, institutional interpretivism

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

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

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Postmodern Free Expression: A Philosophical Rationale for the Digital Age

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 100, No. p 1123, 2017
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 30 May 2018
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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postmodernism, philosophical rationales, self-emergence rational, free expression, Internet, feminist relational autonomy

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

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

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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
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constitution, constitutional scholarship, historicism, Sanford V. Levinson

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The Politics of the Law-Politics Dichotomy

33 BYU Journal of Public Law 15, 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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politics, legal interpretation

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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
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republican revival, interpretivism, civic republicanism, constitutional adjudication

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

39.

Broken Platforms, Broken Communities? Free Speech on Campus

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2019
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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First Amendment, free expression, democracy, free speech, pluralist democracy

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

41.

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

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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
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Indian law, state incursions, environmental law

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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
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Indian law, constitutional law

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

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

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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
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Law Schools, Academia, Academic Disciplines, Legal Studies

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Court-Packing Time? Supreme Court Legitimacy and Positivity Theory

68 Buffalo L. Rev. 1519 (2020)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Mar 2021
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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United States Supreme Court, court-packing

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Free-Speech Formalism Is Not Formal

12 Drexel L. Rev. 723 (2020).
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Nov 2020
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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Legal Formalism, First Amendment, Formalism, U.S. Supreme Court, Free Speech, Gerrymandering

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

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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
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democracy, free expression, constitutional theory, education law

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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
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law and politics, scholarship, adjudication

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The Word that Cannot be Spoken: Notes from the Jurisprudential Underground

Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, Vol. 16, 2017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2019
Stephen Matthew Feldman
University of Wyoming - College of Law
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postmodernism, jurisprudence

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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

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

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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

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administrative law, illegal aliens, extreme hardship, deportation

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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