Josh Chafetz

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

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

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

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 1,197 (31,905)
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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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The New Judicial Power Grab

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 67, pp. 635-653, 2023
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2023
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,191 (32,172)

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judicial power, separation of powers, imperial judiciary, election law, congressional oversight, administrative law, major questions doctrine

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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 1,171 (32,973)

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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 1,117 (35,202)

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

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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 1,069 (37,533)
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Federalism, Separation of Powers, Constitution, LaCroix, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism, Book Review

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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 1,028 (39,624)

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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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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 862 (50,750)
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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
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Congress, Senate, Constitution, filibuster, obstruction, dilatory tactics, cloture, super-majority, majoritarianism, entrenchment

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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 695 (67,579)

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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 682 (69,261)

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

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Nixon/Trump: Strategies of Judicial Aggrandizement

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 110, pp. 125-150, 2021
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2021
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 559 (88,958)

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

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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 557 (89,366)

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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 532 (94,604)

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

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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 510 (99,643)

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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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'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 440 (118,921)

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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

16.

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 413 (128,016)

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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

17.

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 377 (141,846)

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

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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 (156,854)

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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 303 (179,615)

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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

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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 301 (180,874)

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

21.

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
Downloads 262 (208,488)

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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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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 249 (219,286)

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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 232 (234,915)

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

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Beating a Dead Corpse

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 120, pp. 1187-1197, 2022
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Apr 2022
Josh Chafetz
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 209 (259,064)

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sovereignty, Herzog, wars of religion, Charles I, Coke, Blackstone

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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 207 (261,382)

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

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Congress, oversight, contempt, appropriations, executive branch, power of the purse, separation of powers

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

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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 180 (296,382)

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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 (357,838)

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

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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 133 (380,607)

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filibuster, senate

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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