Craig S. Lerner

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

3301 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Judicial Duty and the Supreme Court’s Cult of Celebrity

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 6, pp. 1255-1299, September 2010, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-61
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2010
Craig S. Lerner and Nelson Lund
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Alexander Hamilton, constitutionalism, Democrats, extrajudicial statements, Federalist Papers, impartiality, John Roberts, John Marshall, Judiciary Committee, Marbury v. Madison, Michael Louis Seidman, originalism, per curiam opinions, Philip Hamburger, Republicans, Robert Bork, Sonia Sotomayor

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Reasonable Suspicion and Mere Hunches

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 407-473, 2006, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-20
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2013
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Probable cause, fourth amendment, reasonableness, terrorism

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Juvenile Criminal Responsibility: Can Malice Supply the Want of Years?

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 2, December, 2011, pp. 309-387, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-34
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 17 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2013
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Atkins, Brain, Deterrence, Eddings, Eighth Amendment, Fare, Haley, Helm, Joe Sullivan, JWLOP, Lockett, LWOP, Murder, Neuroscience, Pardon, People, Punishment, Retribution, Roper, Sentencing, Simmons, Solem, State, Terrance, Thompson, Uttecht, W.I. Beveridge, Weems, William Blackstone, Yarborough

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'Accommodations' for the Learning Disabled: A Level Playing Field or Affirmative Action for Elites?

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 1043-1124, 2004, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-42
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 28 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2013
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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discrimination law, health law and policy, law and economics

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The Reasonableness of Probable Cause

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-18, Texas Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 951-1029, March 2003
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 24 Aug 2005
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Probable cause, Fourth Amendment, Reasonableness, Terrorism

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Sentenced to Confusion: Miller v. Alabama and the Coming Wave of Eighth Amendment Cases

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, Fall 2012, pp. 25-40, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-07
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Life without parole, LWOP, JLWOP, Eighth Amendment, Constitution, cruel, unusual, juvenile, minor, parole, sentencing, punishment, homicide, felony murder, brain, Miller v. Alabama, Graham v. Florida, Jackson v. Hobbs, Roper v. Simmons, Atkins v. Virginia

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'Left Behind' after Sarbanes-Oxley

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp.1383-1416, 2007, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-18
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2014
Craig S. Lerner and Moin A. Yahya
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and University of Alberta - Faculty of Law
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Sarbanes-Oxley, law and economics, criminal law, mens rea, risk

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Justice Scalia's Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence: The Failure of Sake-of-Argument Originalism

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2019, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 19-06
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Justice Scalia, originalism, Eighth Amendment, death penalty

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Life Without Parole as a Conflicted Punishment

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 48, pp. 1101-1171, 2013, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-50
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 26 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2014
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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life without parole, LWOP, death penalty, execution, Graham v. Florida, Miller v. Alabama, Eighth Amendment, punishment, sentencing, retribution, rehabilitation, banishment, clemency, juveniles, Harmelin v. Michigan, Solem v. Helm, Cesare Beccaria, John Stuart Mill, William Tallack, Walter Berns

10.

Heller and Nonlethal Weapons

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 1387-1413, 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-30
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2013
Craig S. Lerner and Nelson Lund
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Who's Really Sentenced to Life Without Parole?: Searching for 'Ugly Disproportionalities' in the American Criminal Justice System

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 5, pp. 789-862, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-51
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 11 Nov 2015
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Alabama, ACLU, Arkansas, burglary, criminal justice system, culpability, death penalty, drugs, Eighth Amendment, Florida, Georgia, habitual offender statutes, Iowa, life without parole, LWOP, murder, nonviolent offenses, proportionality, South Carolina, violent crimes, Washington, Wisconsin

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The Trial of Joseph Dotterweich: The Origins of the 'Responsible Corporate Officer' Doctrine

Criminal Law and Philosophy, V. 11, 2017 Forthcoming, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 17-09
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Jun 2017
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Dotterweich, responsible corporate officer, liability without fault, strict liability, criminal liability, white-collar crime, FDA, mens rea

13.

The Tower of Babel Revisited: Global Governance as a Problematic Solution to Existential Threats

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2017, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 17-10
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 07 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2019
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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global governance, Tower of Babel, world government, Einstein, Rosenau, existential threats, catastrophic threats, climate change, supervolcanoes, nanotechnology, pandemic

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Legislators as the 'American Criminal Class': Why Congress (Sometimes) Protects the Rights of Defendants

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2004, pp. 599-672, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 04-43
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 30 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2013
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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criminal law and procedure, legal history, legislation, statutory interpretation

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Calling a Truce in the Culture Wars: From Enron to the CIA

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 277-302, 2006, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-24
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2013
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Intelligence Reform Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, culture

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Does the Magna Carta Embody a Proportionality Principle?

George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 271-299, 2015, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-18
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 May 2015 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2015
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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amercement, Bill of Rights, criminal law, constitutional law, cruel and unusual punishment, Eighth Amendment, judicial decisionmaking, Magna Carta, proportionality principle

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Impeachment, Attainder, and a True Constitutional Crisis: Lessons from the Strafford Trial

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 2057-2101, Fall 2002, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-36
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Jun 2008
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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bill of attainder, comparative law, constitutional history, Dworkin, Earl of Strafford, England, John Pym, King Charles, President Clinton, Schlesinger, Thomas Wentworth

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The USA Patriot Act: Promoting the Cooperation of Foreign Intelligence Gathering and Law Enforcement

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 493-526, 2003, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-16
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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CIA, FBI, FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, grand jury, intelligence sharing, national security, Patriot Act, Rule 6(e), September 11, surveillance

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'Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude': The Constitutional and Persistent Immigration Law Doctrine

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2021, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 21-02
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 10 Feb 2021
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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crimes involving moral turpitude, immigration law, American immigration law, Immigration Act

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Criminal Justice is Local: Why States Disregard Universal Jurisdiction for Human Rights Abuses

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 55, pp. 375-432, 2022, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 22-21
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 08 Jun 2022
Jeremy Rabkin and Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Eyad al-Gharib, Augusto Pinochet, crimes against humanity, foreign nationals, universal jurisdiction, transnational jurisdiction, cosmopolitan justice

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Conspirators' Privilege and Innocents' Refuge: A New Approach to Joint Defense Agreements

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 5, pp. 1449-1545, October 2002, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-55
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 06 Oct 2013
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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attorney-client privilege, confidentiality, conspiracy, cooperation, coordination, criminal law, grand jury, joint defense privilege, joint defense agreement, legal ethics, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, prosecution, waiver, white-collar crime, work product

22.

Posthumous Pardons

Wake Forest Law Review Online, Vol. 12, pp. 66-123, 2022, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 22-19
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jun 2022
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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executive clemency, posthumous pardon, Martinsville Seven, George Floyd

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Originalism and the Common Law Infancy Defense

American University Law Review, Vol. 67, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-18
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2018
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, infancy defense, Eighth Amendment, Bill of Rights, Constitution, originalism, punishment

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Saving the Constitution: Lincoln, Secession, and the Price of Union

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 6, pp. 1263-1294, 2004, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-15
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Apr 2016
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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abolitionism, Abraham Lincoln, Charleston, Civil War, Congress, Constitution, convention, Daniel Farber, Democratic, dissolution, Dred Scott, Fugitive Slave Act, Henry Lloyd Garrison, John Breckenridge, nomination, north, president, secession, slavery, slaveholders, south, Stephen Douglas, union

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The Puzzling Persistence of Capital Punishment

George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 24-08, NOTRE DAME JOURNAL OF LAW, ETHICS & PUBLIC POLICY, Vol 38, 2024
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Apr 2024
Craig S. Lerner
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
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capital punishment, death penalty, the Enlightenment, intellectuals, global trends, United States v. Tsarnaev, Furman v. Georgia, Boston Marathon bombing, abolition