Vikram D. Amar

University of Illinois College of Law

Dean & Iwan Foundation Professor of Law

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue

Champaign, IL 61820

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

51

DOWNLOADS
Rank 21,634

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 21,634

in Total Papers Downloads

2,155

CITATIONS

5

Scholarly Papers (51)

1.

The Case for Reforming Presidential Elections by Subconstitutional Means: The Electoral College, the National Popular Vote Compact, and Congressional Power

Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 279
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 217 (138,730)

Abstract:

Loading...

2.

Afterthoughts on Snyder v. Phelps

Cardozo Law Review de novo, p. 43, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 171 (172,614)

Abstract:

Loading...

3.

Are Statutes Constraining Gubernatorial Power to Make Temporary Appointments to the Senate Constitutional under the Seventeenth Amendment?

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 35, 2008, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 131
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Mar 2008
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 113 (240,324)

Abstract:

Loading...

Seventeenth Amendment, Senate election, Senate vacancy, Gubernatorial Appointment

4.

Reflections on the Doctrinal and Big-Picture Issues Raised by the Constitutional Challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Florida International University Law Review Annual Symposium, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 278
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 107 (249,815)

Abstract:

Loading...

Constitution, Obamacare, healthcare

5.

Is Honesty the Best (Judicial) Policy in Affirmative Action Cases? Fisher v. University of Texas Gives the Court (Yet) Another Chance to Say Yes

Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, 2012 Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 298
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 May 2012
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 101 (259,953)

Abstract:

Loading...

6.

Indirect Effects of Direct Election: A Structural Examination of the Seventeenth Amendment

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 6, p. 1347, November 1996
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Nov 1996 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 100 (261,636)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

7.

From Watergate to Ken Starr: Potter Stewart's 'Or of the Press' A Quarter Century Later

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 4, p. 711, April 1999
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 78 (305,618)

Abstract:

Loading...

8.

Death, Grief, and Freedom of Speech: Does the First Amendment Permit Protection Against the Harassment and Commandeering of Funeral Mourners?

Cardozo Law Review de novo, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 70 (324,939)

Abstract:

Loading...

9.

Is the Presidential Succession Law Constitutional?

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, p. 113, November 1995, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Akhil Amar
University of Illinois College of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 70 (324,939)

Abstract:

Loading...

Constitution, succession, President

10.

The New Regulation Allowing Federal Agents to Monitor Attorney-Client Conversations: Why it Threatens Fourth Amendment Values

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 4, p. 1163, 2002
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Akhil Amar
University of Illinois College of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 62 (346,207)

Abstract:

Loading...

11.

A Close-Up, Modern Look at First Amendment Academic Freedom Rights of Public College Students and Faculty

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 101, No. 5, 2017, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-32
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Jul 2017
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 61 (349,039)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

12.

Can Initiatives Be Used to Regulate the Manner of Selecting Presidential Electors, and Can Initiative Proponents Defend in Federal Court?

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 337
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 May 2013
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 59 (354,813)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

13.

Reviewing Associational Freedom Claims in a Limited Public Forum: An Extension of the Distinction between Debate Dampening and Debate Distorting State Action

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 35, p. 505, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 234
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 59 (354,813)

Abstract:

Loading...

14.

The Senate and the Constitution

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 97, No. 6, p. 1111, May 1988
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 55 (367,088)

Abstract:

Loading...

15.

The Voracious First Amendment: Alvarez and Knox in the Context of 2012 and Beyond

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 320
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 51 (379,790)

Abstract:

Loading...

16.

Jury Service as Political Participation Akin to Voting

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 80, Issue 2, 1995
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 48 (389,920)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Loading...

17.

Business and Constitutional Originalism in the Roberts Court

Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 47 (393,314)

Abstract:

Loading...

18.

Lessons from California's Recent Experience with its Non-Unitary (Divided) Executive: Of Mayors, Governors, Controllers, and Attorneys General

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 59, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 44 (403,867)

Abstract:

Loading...

19.

Federalism Friction in the First Year of the Trump Presidency

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2018, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-15
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Mar 2018
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 41 (414,866)

Abstract:

Loading...

20.

Equal Protection, Unequal Political Burdens, and the CCRI

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 1019, 1996
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Oct 1996 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Evan Caminker
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 33 (447,255)

Abstract:

Loading...

21.

A 'Comparative' Analysis of the Academic Freedom of Public University Professors

University of North Carolina School of Law First Amendment Law Review, Vol. X 2016, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-35
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 32 (451,669)

Abstract:

Loading...

22.

When Avoiding Federal Questions Should not Evade Federal Review: Michigan v. Long Meets, and Trumps, Ashwander v. TVA

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 183
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2009
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 32 (451,669)

Abstract:

Loading...

23.

Academic Freedom

Green Bag 2D, Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 17, Autumn 2005
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 31 (456,360)

Abstract:

Loading...

24.

How Senate Confirmation Hearings Should Better Educate Senators and the American Public: The Instructional Necessity of Case-Specific Questioning

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 6, July 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 30 (461,033)

Abstract:

Loading...

25.

The Hybrid Nature of Political Rights

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 915, February 1998
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 30 Mar 1998 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 30 (461,033)

Abstract:

Loading...

26.

Adventures in Direct Democracy: The Top Ten Constitutional Lessons from the California Recall Experience

California Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 3, May 2004
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 29 (465,771)

Abstract:

Loading...

27.

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth About 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors' and the Constitution's Impeachment Process

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 16, p. 403, 1999
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 28 (470,695)

Abstract:

Loading...

28.

Bush V. Gore and Article II: Pressured Judgment Makes Dubious Law

The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 48, No. 3, March/April 2001
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 28 (470,695)

Abstract:

Loading...

29.

Towards a More Explicit, Independent, Consistent and Nuanced Compelled Speech Doctrine

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-14
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2019
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 26 (481,064)

Abstract:

Loading...

30.

'Clarifying' Murphy’s Law: If Something Can Go Wrong (in Reconciling Commandeering and Conditional Preemption Doctrines), Did it?

Supreme Court Review, Forthcoming, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-5
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 26 (481,064)

Abstract:

Loading...

31.

Of Hobgoblins and Justice O'Connor's Jurisprudence of Equality

McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, p. 823, Spring 2001
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 24 (491,975)

Abstract:

Loading...

32.

President Quayle?

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, p. 913, 1992
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Akhil Amar
University of Illinois College of Law and Yale Law School
Downloads 22 (503,160)

Abstract:

Loading...

33.

Constitutional Change and Direct Democracy: Modern Challenges and Exciting Opportunities

Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 69, 2016, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-33
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Aug 2017
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 18 (526,208)

Abstract:

Loading...

34.

Why the Case for Amending the U.S. Constitution to Prohibit or Regulate Gay Marriage is 'Not Proved'

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 1 and 2, Fall 2004, Winter 2005
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 17 (531,975)

Abstract:

Loading...

35.

Morse, School Speech, and Originalism

University of California, Davis Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, February 2009
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 15 (543,568)

Abstract:

Loading...

36.

Conduct Unbecoming a Coordinate Branch: The Supreme Court in Garrett

The Green Bag, Vol. 4, No. 4, Summer 2001 , NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 35
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 29 Nov 2001 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2011
Samuel Estreicher and Vikram D. Amar
New York University Law School and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 15 (543,568)

Abstract:

Loading...

37.

Constitutional Sunsetting?: Justice O'Connor's Closing Comments in Grutter

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, Summer 2003
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Evan Caminker
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 14 (549,531)

Abstract:

Loading...

38.

Direct Democracy and Article II: Additional Thoughts on Initiatives and Presidential Elections

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 14 (549,531)

Abstract:

Loading...

39.

California Constitutional Conundrums -- State Constitutional Quirks Exposed by the Same-Sex Marriage Experience

Rutgers Law Journal Vol. 40, No. 4, p. 741, 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 13 (555,423)

Abstract:

Loading...

40.

State Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the Workplace

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, p. 513, Spring 1999
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 13 (555,423)

Abstract:

Loading...

41.

Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA: The Supreme Court in Barnett

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 361, Summer 2002
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar and Alan E. Brownstein
University of Illinois College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 13 (555,423)

Abstract:

Loading...

42.

Some Questions and Answers Concerning Justice Blackmun in Federalism and Separation of Power Cases

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 153, Fall 1998
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 13 (555,423)

Abstract:

Loading...

43.

The Cheney Decision --- A Missed Chance to Straighten Out Some Muddled Issues

Cato Supreme Court Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 13 (555,423)

Abstract:

Loading...

44.

The New 'New Federalism': The Supreme Court in Hibbs (and Guillen)

Green Bag 2D, Vol. 6, No. 4, p. 349, Summer 2003
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 12 (561,473)

Abstract:

Loading...

45.

Converse Section 1983 Suits in Which States Police Federal Agents: An Idea Whose Time Has Arrived

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, p. 1369, Summer 2004
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 12 (561,473)

Abstract:

Loading...

46.

The People Made Me Do it: Can the People of the States Instruct and Coerce Their State Legislatures in the Article V Constitutional Amendment Process?

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, p. 1037, 2000
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 11 (567,590)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

47.

Lower Court Disobedience & the Ninth Circuit

Green Bag 2D, Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 314, Summer 2004
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 10 (573,740)

Abstract:

Loading...

48.

The Vice Presidency in Five (Sometimes) Easy Pieces

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 44, Issue 3, 2017, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-34
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Aug 2017
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 9 (579,871)

Abstract:

Loading...

49.

Implementing an Historical Vision of the Jury in an Age of Administrative Factfinding and Sentencing Guidelines

South Texas Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, p. 291, 2005
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 9 (579,871)

Abstract:

Loading...

50.

How Much Protection Do Injunctions Against Enforcement of Allegedly Unconstitutional Statutes Provide?

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3, p. 657, 2004
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 9 (579,871)

Abstract:

Loading...

51.

The NCAA as Regulator, Litigant, and State Actor

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 2, March 2011
Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Vikram D. Amar
University of Illinois College of Law

Abstract:

Loading...