Stephen E. Sachs

Harvard Law School

1563 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11417/Sachs

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

The Law of Interpretation

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 130, No. 4, p. 1079, 2017, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 583, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-34
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 25 May 2016 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2017
William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 2,354 (8,785)
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law, interpretation, construction, statutory, constitutional, canons, unwritten law, common law, standard picture, telepathic law

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The 'Common-Good' Manifesto

Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2022
William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
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common good constitutionalism, originalism, natural law, constitutional theory

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Micro-Symposium: Richard Posner's 'What is Obviously Wrong with the Federal Judiciary'

20 Green Bag 2d 81 (2016)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, SUNY Cortland, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, University of Chicago - Law School, Harvard Law School, University of Chicago Law School and Georgia State University College of Law
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Kelsen, Schmitt, sovereignty, positivism, originalism, Potter Stewart, Warren Burger, ejusdem, generis, eiusdem, Latin, Loeb, jargon, headings, subheadings, Blaisdell, Brown, Obergefell, Anthony Kennedy, Regan, Lujan

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Originalism as a Theory of Legal Change

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 817-888, 2015
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 21 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2015
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,036 (31,136)
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originalism, rules of change, positivism, constitutional interpretation, jurisprudence

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From St. Ives to Cyberspace: The Modern Distortion of the Medieval 'Law Merchant'

American University International Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 685-812, 2006
Number of pages: 128 Posted: 02 Nov 2005
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
Downloads 1,032 (31,305)
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law merchant, lex mercatoria, legal history, transnational law, medieval England, commercial law, Middle Ages, St. Ives, fairs, conflict of law, choice of law, private international law

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Finding Law

California Law Review, 2019, vol. 107, pp. 527-81, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-31
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 01 May 2019
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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Common Law, Unwritten Law, Finding Law, Judicial Lawmaking, Erie, Legal Theory, Brooding Omnipresence

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Originalism: Standard and Procedure

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 135, pp. 777-830 (2022), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2021-27
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2022
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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originalism, constitutional law, constitutional theory, interpretation, history, standards, decision procedures, philosophy, uncertainty

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The Uneasy Case for the Affordable Care Act

Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 75, No. 3, p. 17, 2012
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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Affordable Care Act, health care, minimum coverage, individual mandate, tax clause, commerce clause, necessary and proper clause

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The Misunderstood Eleventh Amendment

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 169, pp. 609-663 (2021), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-75
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 18 May 2021
William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
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Eleventh Amendment, sovereign immunity, suits against states, Article III, Chisholm, waiver, diversity theory, federal-question jurisdiction, abrogation, Supreme Court

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Originalism's Bite

20 Green Bag 2d 103 (2016), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-1
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2017
William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
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Originalism, Falsifiability, Abstraction, Positivist, Positivism, Posner

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Grounding Originalism

Northwestern University Law Review, vol. 113, p. 1455, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-22
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2019
William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 816 (43,461)
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originalism, constitutional theory, constitutional interpretation, legal theory, jurisprudence, positivism, H.L.A. Hart

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Originalism and the Law of the Past

Law and History Review, Vol. 37, No. 3 (2019), pp. 809-820, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-46
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2019
William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
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originalism, legal history, positive turn, original law, vehicles in the park

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Originalism Without Text

Yale Law Journal, vol. 127, pp. 156-168 (2017), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-46
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2017
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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originalism, text, original meaning, original law, constitution, interpretation, unwritten law

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Constitutional Backdrops

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 1813, 2012
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 27 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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Constitutional Backdrops, common law, incorporation by reference, defeasible, defeasibility, contempt of congress, executive power, removal, state borders, sovereign immunity, stare decisis

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Supreme Court as Superweapon: A Response to Epps & Sitaraman

129 Yale Law Journal Forum 93 (2019), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-77
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Nov 2019
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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Supreme Court, legitimacy, Anthony Kennedy, court-packing, lottery, balanced bench, Daniel Epps, Ganesh Sitaraman, judicial reform

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Pennoyer Was Right

Texas Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 1249-1327 (2017), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-61
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 02 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2017
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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personal jurisdiction, civil procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts, federalism, general law, international law, pennoyer v. neff

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The New and Old Originalism: A Discussion

"Meanings or Decisions? Getting Originalism Back on Track." Library of Law and Liberty. December 2, 2014. , San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-178, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 718, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2020
University of San Diego School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
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originalism, new originalism, old originalism,constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, interpretation, jurisprudence

18.

How Congress Should Fix Personal Jurisdiction

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 4, pp. 1301-1354 (2014)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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personal jurisdiction

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The 'Constitution in Exile' as a Problem for Legal Theory

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 5, pp. 2253-2298, 2014
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Jun 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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constitutional change, constitutional practice, constitutional theory, global error, constitution in exile, originalism

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The Unlimited Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 106, pp. 1703-1768, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2020-51
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 08 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2020
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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personal jurisdiction, federal courts, Rule 4, due process, international jurisdiction, congressional power

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Full Faith and Credit in the Early Congress

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 1201-1279, 2009
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 27 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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full faith and credit, conflict of laws, effects clause, recognition of judgments

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John McCain's Citizenship: A Tentative Defense

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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John McCain, Canal Zone, citizenship, naturalization, immigration, natural born citizen, presidential eligibility, statutory interpretation

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Saving Toby: Extortion, Blackmail, and the Right to Destroy

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 251, 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Jan 2006
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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extortion, blackmail, right to destroy, property, threats, toby, rabbit

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The 'Unwritten Constitution' and Unwritten Law

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2013, No. 5, p. 1797
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Nov 2013
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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unwritten constitution, unwritten law, common law, Akhil Amar, America's Unwritten Constitution

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Precedent and the Semblance of Law

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 33, p. 417 (2018), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-40
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 May 2018 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2018
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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precedent, stare decisis, constitutional law, error theory, semblance, randy kozel, settled versus right, kant

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The Forum Selection Defense

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2015
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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forum selection, Atlantic Marine, choice of court, waiver, defense, procedure, contract

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The Law and Morals of Interpretation

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.103-114, 2018
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2018
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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law, morals, constitutional law, originalism, amendment, political obligation

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Five Questions After Atlantic Marine

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 66, p. 761, 2015, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2015
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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forum selection, Atlantic Marine, transfer, venue, forum non conveniens, 1404, Erie, appeal, mandamus

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Brief of Professors William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs as Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party, Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Oct 2018
William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 130 (306,740)
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sovereign immunity, Nevada v. Hall, state sovereignty, Eleventh Amendment, subject-matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, full faith and credit, judgment recognition

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Brief of Professor Stephen E. Sachs as Amicus Curiae, Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 25 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
Downloads 116 (333,109)
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forum selection, forum-selection clauses, venue, Federal Rules, Atlantic Marine, Supreme Court

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Brief of Professor Stephen E. Sachs as Amicus Curiae, BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-21
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Mar 2017
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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Personal jurisdiction, due process, fela, federal employers' liability act, congress, bnsf railway co. v. tyrrell

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Corruption, Clients, and Political Machines: A Response to Professor Issacharoff

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 124, pp. 62-71, 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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campaign finance, corruption, clientelism

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Supreme Court, Presidential Commission, court-packing, jurisdiction-stripping, 18-year terms, supermajority voting, cameras in the Court

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personal jurisdiction, corporations, consent, registration, general jurisdiction, Mallory, Daimler, Pennoyer

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Why John McCain Was a Citizen at Birth

107 Michigan Law Review First Impressions, pp. 49-57 (2008)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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John McCain, Canal Zone, citizenship, naturalization, immigration, natural born citizen, presidential eligibility, statutory interpretation

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Conflict Resolution at a Medieval English Fair

Eine Grenze in Bewegung: Öffentliche und private Justiz im Handels- und Seerecht (Schriften des Historischen Kollegs Kolloquien 81, Albrecht Cordes & Serge Dauchy eds., Forthcoming 2012)
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School

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law and norms, informal adjudication, lex mercatoria, law merchant, fair courts, medieval

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 412
1.

Alternative Theories of the Crime

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 07 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2009
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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The Feigned Issue in the Federal System

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Nov 2007
Stephen E. Sachs
Harvard Law School
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