Josh Chafetz

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/josh-chafetz/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 983 (28,767)

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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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 965 (29,554)

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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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 913 (31,981)

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

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How Constitutional Norms Break Down

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 65, pp. 1430-1459, 2018
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 May 2018 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2018
Josh Chafetz and David Pozen
Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 896 (32,839)

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constitutional norms, constitutional conventions, constitutional change, law and politics, rules and standards, backlash, resistance, civil society, Trump administration

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 880 (33,596)
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Federalism, Separation of Powers, Constitution, LaCroix, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism, Book Review

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 860 (34,731)
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Congress, congressional, gridlock, legislation, filibuster, legislative process, fiscal cliff, Constitution, constitutional structure, democracy, dysfunction, public sphere

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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
Georgetown University Law Center and University of North Carolina School of Law
Downloads 563 (60,890)

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

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Nixon/Trump: Strategies of Judicial Aggrandizement

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 110, 2021, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2021
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 529 (65,780)

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separation of powers, Congress, president, oversight, subpoenas, grand jury, Trump, Vance, Mazars, Supreme Court

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 512 (68,543)

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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 507 (69,386)

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

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'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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 436 (83,257)

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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 411 (89,211)

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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 375 (99,163)

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

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Constitutional Maturity, or Reading Weber in the Age of Trump

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 34, pp. 17-41, 2019, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-19
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 May 2019 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 371 (100,352)

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Donald Trump, Max Weber, maturity, bureaucracy, Politics as a Vocation

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Unprecedented? Judicial Confirmation Battles and the Search for a Usable Past

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 131, pp. 96-132, November 2017
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2017
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 346 (108,562)

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appointments, confirmation, Senate, president, judges, justices, Merrick Garland, Neil Gorsuch, precedent, unprecedented

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 344 (109,261)

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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 302 (125,794)

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

18.

Congressional Overspeech

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 89, pp. 529-596, 2020
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 09 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2020
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 298 (127,624)

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Congress, oversight, hearings, separation of powers, political communication, performance, performativity, political theater, Nye Committee, Munitions Committee, McCarthy, McCarthyism, Army-McCarthy

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 248 (153,990)

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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 214 (177,301)

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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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 193 (194,986)

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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 162 (226,907)

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

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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
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 144 (250,173)

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

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Gridlock?

Harvard Law Review Forum, vol. 130, pp. 51-59, November 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Nov 2016
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 118 (290,847)

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

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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 School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 112 (301,678)

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filibuster, senate

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The Brennan Lecture: The Separation of Powers and the Public

Oklahoma City University Law Review, Vol. 42, pp. 309-333, 2018
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Jun 2018
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
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Constitution, separation of powers, Congress, Speech or Debate Clause, congressional hearings, oversight, William J. Brennan, Mike Gravel, Pentagon Papers, Vietnam War, state secrets, leaking

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Congress, testimony, Budget Committee, budget, appropriations, power of the purse, constitution, separation of powers, Antideficiency Act, Impoundment Control Act

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Congress, testimony, Judiciary Committee, legislative privilege, cameral discipline, separation of powers, expulsion, censure

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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
Georgetown University Law Center

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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