Josh Chafetz

Cornell Law School

Professor

208 Myron Taylor Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

21

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Congress's Constitution

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 160, pp. 715-778, February 2012
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 15 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 889 (19,243)

Abstract:

Constitution, constitutional law, constitutional politics, Congress, congressional power, executive power, contempt of Congress, power of the purse, Speech or Debate Clause, congressional ethics, cameral rules, filibuster, government shutdown, Pentagon Papers, WikiLeaks

2.

The Phenomenology of Gridlock

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 88, pp. 2065-2087, June 2013
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 825 (21,738)

Abstract:

Congress, congressional, gridlock, legislation, filibuster, legislative process, fiscal cliff, Constitution, constitutional structure, democracy, dysfunction, public sphere

3.

Multiplicity in Federalism and the Separation of Powers

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 120, pp. 1084-1129, March 2011
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2011
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 812 (21,932)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Federalism, Separation of Powers, Constitution, LaCroix, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism, Book Review

4.

The Unconstitutionality of the Filibuster

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 1003-1040, May 2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2011
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 730 (23,599)
Citation 1

Abstract:

filibuster, Senate, Congress, cloture, majority, supermajority, Constitution, unconstitutional

5.

Debate: Is the Filibuster Constitutional?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra, Vol. 158, p. 245, 2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Josh Chafetz and Michael J. Gerhardt
Cornell Law School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Downloads 514 (40,296)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Congress, Senate, Constitution, filibuster, obstruction, dilatory tactics, cloture, super-majority, majoritarianism, entrenchment

6.

Impeachment and Assassination

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 347-423, December 2010
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 13 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2011
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 510 (23,968)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Constitution, president, impeachment, assassination, tyranny, Benjamin Franklin, Julius Caesar, Brutus, Charles I, Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, Ann Coulter, Richard Nixon

7.

Leaving the House: The Constitutional Status of Resignation from the House of Representatives

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 58, pp. 177-236, November 2008
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2008
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 483 (44,299)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Congress, Parliament, House of Representatives, House of Commons, Senate, resign, resignation, Chiltern Hundreds

8.

Executive Branch Contempt of Congress

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, pp. 1083-1156, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 11 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2009
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 482 (45,202)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Constitution, separation of powers, contempt of Congress, contempt of Parliament, legislature, legislative

9.

'In the Time of a Woman, Which Sex Was Not Capable of Mature Deliberation': Late Tudor Parliamentary Relations and their Early Stuart Discontents

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Vol. 25, pp. 181-203, 2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2013
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 413 (54,701)

Abstract:

English Constitution, Parliament, Tudor, Stuart, Henry VIII, Elizabeth, James I, Charles I, English Civil War, contempt, elections, parliamentary procedure, parliamentary privilege

10.

Governing and Deciding Who Governs

University of Chicago Legal Forum, Vol. 2015, pp. 73-111
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2015
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 378 (58,467)

Abstract:

election law, campaign finance, corruption, Voting Rights Act, governance, McCutcheon, McConnell, Citizens United, Caperton, Bush v. Gore, Shelby County, 2014 midterm elections

11.

The Political Animal and the Ethics of Constitutional Commitment

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 124, pp. 1-12, February 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Feb 2011
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 361 (64,201)

Abstract:

Constitution, Daryl J. Levinson, Aristotle, Political Ethics, Virtue, Madison, Republicanism

12.

Whose Secrets?

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 127, pp. 86-92, December 2013
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2013
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 335 (70,104)

Abstract:

national security, secrecy, Congress, executive, President, leaks, Pentagon Papers, Gravel, Snowden, Manning, WikiLeaks

13.

Cleaning House: Congressional Commissioners for Standards

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 117, pp. 165-173, October 2007, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 146
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2007
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 296 (80,441)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Congress, Parliament, ethics, Commissioner for Standards, Speech or Debate Clause, separation of powers, legislative privilege, parliamentary privilege, congressional privilege, Nolan Committee

14.

Curing Congress's Ills: Criminal Law as the Wrong Paradigm for Congressional Ethics

Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 117, p. 238, 2008
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Apr 2008
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 242 (100,402)

Abstract:

Congress, congressional ethics, Commissioner for Standards, separation of powers

15.

Social Reproduction and Religious Reproduction: A Democratic-Communitarian Analysis of the Yoder Problem

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 15, pp. 263-299, October 2006
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2010
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 204 (116,373)

Abstract:

Yoder, religion, religious freedom, constitutional law, free exercise, establishment, democratic, communitarian, education, social reproduction, religious reproduction, Amish, neutrality, Ackerman, Garnett, Greene, Mozert, Gutmann, Carter, Gilles

16.

It's the Aggregation, Stupid!

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 23, pp. 577-585, Spring 2005
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Jul 2005
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 173 (133,882)

Abstract:

Surowiecki, Hayek, crowds, juries, deliberative democracy, wisdom of crowds

17.

Review of The Democratic Constitution, by Neal Devins & Louis Fisher

Public Law, pp. 670-673, 2005
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 04 Aug 2005
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 145 (158,964)

Abstract:

Devins, Fisher, Democratic Constitution, Constitution outside of the courts

18.

A Fourth Way?: Bringing Politics Back into Recess Appointments (and the Rest of the Separation of Powers, Too)

Duke Law Journal Online, Vol. 64, pp. 161-172, May 2015
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 May 2015 Last Revised: 26 May 2015
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 140 (163,532)

Abstract:

separation of powers, recess appointments, Noel Canning, Congress, politics

19.

Is the Filibuster Constitutional?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, pp. 245-267, 2010, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1932700
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Sep 2011
Michael J. Gerhardt and Josh Chafetz
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law and Cornell Law School
Downloads 71 (236,256)
Citation 1

Abstract:

filibuster, senate

20.

Gridlock?

Harvard Law Review Forum, vol. 130, pp. 51-59, November 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Nov 2016
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School
Downloads 0 (224,802)

Abstract:

major questions doctrine, administrative law, Supreme Court, DAPA, contraceptive mandate

21.

Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

DEMOCRACY'S PRIVILEGED FEW: LEGISLATIVE PRIVILEGE AND DEMOCRATIC NORMS IN THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONS, Josh Chafetz, Yale University Press, 2007
Posted: 01 Feb 2007
Josh Chafetz
Cornell Law School

Abstract:

parliamentary privilege, congressional privilege, legislative privilege, lex parliamenti, political questions, speech or debate, freedom from civil arrest, elections, contempt of congress, contempt of parliament, breach of privilege