James W. Ely

Vanderbilt University - Law School

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

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 Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 331 (67,549)

Abstract:

contract clause, economic rights

2.

The Constitution and Economic Liberty

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming , 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
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 323 (69,191)

Abstract:

Laissez-Faire, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Property Rights, Charles A. Beard, Civic Republicanism, Adam Smith, Free Markets, Contracts, Lochner v. New York, Constitution, Economic Liberty

3.

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 Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 210 (99,492)

Abstract:

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

4.

Economic Liberties and the Original Meaning of the Constitution

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-17
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 193 (114,747)

Abstract:

: contract clause, economic liberty, land speculation, mercantilism, price regulations, property rights, public markets, wage controls

5.

Property Rights and the Supreme Court in the Gilded Age

Journal of Supreme Court History, Forthcoming, 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
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 188 (113,657)

Abstract:

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

6.

Impact of Richard A. Epstein

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, December 2006, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 05-31
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Oct 2005
James W. Ely Jr.
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

Journal of Constitutional Law, 2006, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-02
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Feb 2006
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 158 (141,887)
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Abstract:

economic rights, unenumerated rights, property rights, right to pursue lawful trades, liberty of contract

8.

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

Supreme Court Economic Review, Forthcoming, 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
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 137 (163,039)

Abstract:

Kelo v. City of New London, public use, eminent domain, economic development takings, blight takings, pretextual takings

9.

Protection of Contractual Rights: A Tale of Two Constitutional Provisions

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2005, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 05-29
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Oct 2005
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 137 (153,926)

Abstract:

Lochner, liberty of contract, due process, contract clause, Fourteenth Amendment

10.

Rufus W. Peckham and Economic Liberty

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
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 124 (163,039)

Abstract:

Peckham, Rufus W, Peckham, Lochner, liberty of contract, Gilded Age, eminent domain, Fuller Court

11.

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

Brigham-Kanner Property Right Conference Journal, Vol. 2, 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: 28 Mar 2013
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 68 (254,422)

Abstract:

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

12.

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

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Forthcoming, 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
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 66 (219,766)

Abstract:

consequential damages, contract clause, debt relief laws, due process, economic rights, Fifth Amendment, just compensation, property rights, public use, state constitutional law, takings jurisprudence

13.

Government Forbearance: Myth or Reality?

3 Brigham-Hanner Property Rights Conference Journal 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
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 35 (330,425)

Abstract:

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

14.

Two Cheers for Justice O’Connor

Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, 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
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 28 (363,583)

Abstract:

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

15.

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

6 Brigham- Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal (Forthcoming), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 17-4, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 17-2
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Jan 2017
James W. Ely Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Abstract:

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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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 Jr.
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Abstract:

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