Stephen E. Sachs

Duke University School of Law

Professor

210 Science Drive

Box 90362

Durham, NC 27708

United States

http://law.duke.edu/fac/sachs

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 887 (18,270)

Abstract:

Affordable Care Act, health care, minimum coverage, individual mandate, tax clause, commerce clause, necessary and proper clause

2.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 829 (19,761)
Citation 7

Abstract:

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

3.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 611 (25,128)

Abstract:

originalism, rules of change, positivism, constitutional interpretation, jurisprudence

4.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 442 (41,872)

Abstract:

Constitutional Backdrops, common law, incorporation by reference, defeasible, defeasibility, contempt of congress, executive power, removal, state borders, sovereign immunity, stare decisis

5.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 332 (64,191)

Abstract:

personal jurisdiction

6.

John McCain's Citizenship: A Tentative Defense

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2014
Stephen E. Sachs
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 221 (95,754)

Abstract:

John McCain, Canal Zone, citizenship, naturalization, immigration, natural born citizen, presidential eligibility, statutory interpretation

7.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 209 (92,197)

Abstract:

constitutional change, constitutional practice, constitutional theory, global error, constitution in exile, originalism

8.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 194 (114,152)

Abstract:

extortion, blackmail, right to destroy, property, threats, toby, rabbit

9.

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: 25 Feb 2015
University of San Diego School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School and Duke University School of Law
Downloads 186 (77,583)

Abstract:

originalism, new originalism, old originalism,constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, interpretation, jurisprudence

10.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 179 (118,549)

Abstract:

full faith and credit, conflict of laws, effects clause, recognition of judgments

11.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 122 (147,990)

Abstract:

forum selection, Atlantic Marine, choice of court, waiver, defense, procedure, contract

12.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 104 (159,312)

Abstract:

unwritten constitution, unwritten law, common law, Akhil Amar, America's Unwritten Constitution

13.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 82 (207,929)

Abstract:

forum selection, Atlantic Marine, transfer, venue, forum non conveniens, 1404, Erie, appeal, mandamus

14.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 66 (254,328)

Abstract:

forum selection, forum-selection clauses, venue, Federal Rules, Atlantic Marine, Supreme Court

15.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 48 (304,643)

Abstract:

campaign finance, corruption, clientelism

16.

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
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 14 (391,598)

Abstract:

John McCain, Canal Zone, citizenship, naturalization, immigration, natural born citizen, presidential eligibility, statutory interpretation

17.

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, Duke University School of Law, University of Chicago Law School and Georgia State University College of Law
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Abstract:

Kelsen, Schmitt, sovereignty, positivism, originalism, Potter Stewart, Warren Burger, ejusdem, generis, eiusdem, Latin, Loeb, jargon, headings, subheadings, Blaisdell, Brown, Obergefell, Anthony Kennedy, Regan, Lujan

18.

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 Duke University School of Law
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Abstract:

Originalism, Falsifiability, Abstraction, Positivist, Positivism, Posner

19.

Pennoyer Was Right: Jurisdiction and General Law

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 02 Sep 2016
Stephen E. Sachs
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 0 (101,171)

Abstract:

personal jurisdiction, civil procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts, federalism, general law, international law, pennoyer v. neff

20.

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 Duke University School of Law
Downloads 0 (8,870)

Abstract:

law, interpretation, construction, statutory, constitutional, canons, unwritten law, common law, standard picture, telepathic law

21.

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
Duke University School of Law

Abstract:

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

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 103    Citations: 0
1.

Alternative Theories of the Crime

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 07 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2009
Stephen E. Sachs
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 44

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2.

The Feigned Issue in the Federal System

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Nov 2007
Stephen E. Sachs
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 44

Abstract: