James W. Ely

Vanderbilt University - Law School

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

The Constitution and Economic Liberty

35 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 27 (2012), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 11-19, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-22
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Laissez-Faire, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Property Rights, Charles A. Beard, Civic Republicanism, Adam Smith, Free Markets, Contracts, Lochner v. New York, Constitution, Economic Liberty

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Origins and Development of the Contract Clause

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 05-36
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Nov 2005
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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contract clause, economic rights

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Whatever Happened to the Contract Clause?

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-21, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-26
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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contract clause, contracts, John Marshall, Dartmouth College v. Woodward, Roger B. Taney, police power, publis trust doctrine, rent control, Charles Evans Hughes, George Sutherland, New Deal, mortgage moratoriium, emergency doctrine, corporations, eminent domain

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Property Rights and the Supreme Court in the Gilded Age

38 Journal of Supreme Court History, 330 (2013), Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-17, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-19
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 May 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Gilded Age, property rights, takings clause, eminent domain, contracts, contract clause, liberty of contract, “class” legislation, laissez-faire, liberty, taxation, Stephen J. Field, Melville W. Fuller, Morrison R. Waite, William Strong, John Marshall Harlan, Samuel F. Miller, David J. Brewer, Henry

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Economic Liberties and the Original Meaning of the Constitution

45 University of San Diego Law Review, 673 (2008), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-17
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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contract clause, economic liberty, land speculation, mercantilism, price regulations, property rights, public markets, wage controls

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Impact of Richard a. Epstein

15 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 421, No. 2, December 2006, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 05-31
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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'To Pursue Any Lawful Trade or Avocation': The Evolution of Unenumerated Economic Rights in the Nineteenth Century

8 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, 917 (2006), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-02
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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economic rights, unenumerated rights, property rights, right to pursue lawful trades, liberty of contract

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Rufus W. Peckham and Economic Liberty

62 Vanderbilt Law Review, 591 (2009), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-04, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-10
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 12 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Peckham, Rufus W, Peckham, Lochner, liberty of contract, Gilded Age, eminent domain, Fuller Court

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Protection of Contractual Rights: A Tale of Two Constitutional Provisions

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 1, 370 (2005), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 05-29
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Lochner, liberty of contract, due process, contract clause, Fourteenth Amendment

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Post-Kelo Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

17 Supreme Court Economic Review, 127 (2009), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-39, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-21
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Kelo v. City of New London, public use, eminent domain, economic development takings, blight takings, pretextual takings

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The Contract Clause during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 41(3), 2016, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-07
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 May 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2017
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Salmon P. Chase, Civil War, Confederate Currency, Contracts, Contract Clause, Debt-Relief Laws, Stephen J. Field, Homestead Exemptions, Legal Tender, Reconstruction, Slave Purchase Contracts, Noah Swayne

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‘The Sacredness of Private Property:’ State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War

9 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, 620 (2015), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-21, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-17
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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consequential damages, contract clause, debt relief laws, due process, economic rights, Fifth Amendment, just compensation, property rights, public use, state constitutional law, takings jurisprudence

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Buchanan and the Right to Acquire Property

Cumberland Law Review , Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 65
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Dec 2017
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Anti-competitive laws,Anti-margarine laws,Buchanan v. Warley,William R. Day,Entry barriers,James Madison,New Deal,New State Ice Company v. Liebmann,New York v. Lochner,Occupational licensing,Ordinary callings,Patel v. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation,Progressives,Property rights

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Public Employees and the Curious Mini-Revival of Contract Clause Jurisprudence

2 Brigham-Kanner Property Right Conference Journal, 37 (2013), Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-11, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Contracts, contract clause, public sector employees, budget deficits, economic emergency, New Deal, Bronson v. Kinzie, Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell, Fletcher v. Peck, U.S. Trust Co. v. New Jersey, Roger B. Taney, Charles Evans Hughes, George Sutherland, Richard A. Epstein

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Are Eminent Domain and Confiscation Vehicles for Wealth Redistribution? A Skeptical View

6 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, 211 (2017), Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-17
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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David J. Brewer, Civil War, Confiscation, Thomas M. Cooley, Contract Clause, John F. Dillon, Eminent Domain, Stephen J. Field, Alexander Hamilton, Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff, Income tax, Thomas Jefferson, Loyalists, James Madison, Mugler v. Kansas, New Deal, Prohibition, Thaddeus Stevens

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David Callies and the Future of Land Use Regulations

Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, Vol. 7, Forthcoming , Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-05
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, David Callies, Exactions, Horne v. Department of Agriculture, Inclusionary Zoning, Kelo v. City of New London, Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, Mapping Laws, Murr v. Wisconsin, Property Rights, Ripeness Doctrine

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Government Forbearance: Myth or Reality?

3 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, 125 (2014), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-2, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-2
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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David J. Brewer, Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge, Contract clause, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Federalism, Governmental forbearance, Just Compensation, Kelo v. City of New London, Political process, Property rights, Public use, Railroads, Takings clause, Roger B. Taney

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Two Cheers for Justice O’Connor

1 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, 149 (2012), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-4, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-3
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Regulatory Takings, Rent Control, Sandra Day O'Connor, Public Use, Contract clause, IOLTA, Fifth Amendment, Takings clause, Eminent domain, Rehnquist Court, O'connor, Kelo v. City of New London, Property Rights, Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff

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The Supreme Court and Property Rights in the Progressive Era

The Journal of Supreme Court History, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 19-05
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Jan 2019
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Contract Clause, William R. Day, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Land Use Regulations, Rufus W. Peckham, Police Power, Progressive Era, Property Rights, Railroad Regulation, Rent Control, Supreme Court, Tenement Reform, Zoning

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Still in Exile? The Current Status of the Contract Clause

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 19-04
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2019
James W. Ely
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Contract Clause,, Neil Gorsuch, Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell, Charles Evan Hughes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Marshall, New Deal, Police Power, Public Employee Benefits, Rent Control, Sveen v. Melin, Roger B. Taney