Bruce Ledewitz

Duquesne University - School of Law

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

The Role of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools in the Renewal of American Democracy

University of Massachusetts Law Review, Forthcoming, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-04
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Nov 2016
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Religion, Politics, Nihilism, Law Schools

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The Morality of Capital Punishment: An Exchange

Duquesne Law Review, Vol. 29, p. 719, 1991, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-14
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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capital punishment

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Experimenting with Religious Liberty: The Quasi-Constitutional Status of Religious Exemptions

6 Elon Law Review (2014), Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-07
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 11 Jun 2014
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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religious exemptions, Free Exercise Clause, constitutional interpretation, religiously motivated conduct, secularism, RFRA, RLUIPA, state RFRAs, ACA, contraception mandate, nonreligious commitments, Establishment Clause, popular constitutionalism, religious tolerance

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Toward a Meaning-Full Establishment Clause Neutrality

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 3, 2012, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-10
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 31 Jul 2012
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Establishment Clause, Separation of Church and State, Government Neutrality, Religion, Everson, Secularism, God, moment of silence, prayer

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Is Religion a Non-Negotiable Aspect of Liberal Constitutionalism?

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2017, No. 2, 2017, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-09
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Dec 2017
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Religion, Law, Liberal Constitutionalism, Secularism, Nihilism

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Civil Disobedience, Injunctions, and the First Amendment

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 19, p. 67, 1990, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No.2011-12
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 22 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Has Nihilism Politicized the Supreme Court Nomination Process?

32 Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law 1 (2017), Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-06
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Apr 2018
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Nihilism, Constitution, Politics, Judicial nomination

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Judicial Conscience and Natural Rights: A Reply to Professor Jaffa

University of Puget Sound Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 449, 1987, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-18
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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The Vietnam Draft Cases and the Pro-Religion Equality Project

University of Baltimore Law Review, 2013, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-04
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 May 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2013
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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church and state, wall of separation, establishment, free exercise, religious exemptions, conscience clauses

10.

What's Really Wrong with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Duquesne Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, 1994, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-15
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Mr. Carroll’s Mental State or What is Meant by Intent

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 38, 2001, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-11
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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The Uncertain Power of the President to Execute the Laws

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 757, 1979, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-19
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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An Essay Concerning Judicial Resignation and Non-Cooperation in the Presence of Evil

Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 27, p. 1, 1988, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-13
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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The Five Days in June When Values Died in American Law

Akron Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2015, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-10
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 21 Feb 2018
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Law, Morality, Nihilism, Relativism, Objectivity, Constitution

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The Requirement of Death: Mandatory Language in the Pennsylvania Death Penalty Statute

Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-16
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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death penalty statutes, mandatory sentencing

16.

The Promise of Democracy

Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-10
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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The Present and Future of Federalism

Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-17
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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federalism

18.

A Constitution for Everyone

Duquesne Law review, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2004, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-20
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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constitutional law

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The Resurrection of Trust in American Law and Public Discourse

Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 56, 2018, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-16
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Religion, Law, Truth, Death of Truth, Lack of Trust, Politics

20.

The Role of Lower State Courts in Adapting State Law to Changed Federal Interpretations

Temple Law Review, Vol. 67, 1994, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-21
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Sources of Injustice in Death Penalty Practice: The Pennsylvania Experience

Dickinson Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 651-690, 1991, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-09
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Sep 2011
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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What Has Gone Wrong and What Can We Do About it?

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 54, 2019, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-03
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Aug 2019
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Book reviews, partisanship, Democracy, politics and government, constitution

23.

Taking the Threat to Democracy Seriously

University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 49, 2019, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-05
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Aug 2019
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Democracy, politics and government, partisanship, dictatorship, constitution

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What is the Best Model for Investigating Presidential Wrongdoing, Today?

57 Duquesne University Law Review, 225, 251 (2019)., Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-04
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Aug 2019
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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United States - Department of Justice, United States - Office of Special Counsel, Special prosecutors, Presidents, Governmental investigations, United States - Office of Independent Counsel, Impeachment, constitution

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Beyond Edmunds: The State Constitutional Legacy of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille

Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-04, Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 53, 2015
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2018
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Ronald Castille, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Constitution, Pennsylvania Jurisprudence, Separation of Powers, Judicial Interpretation

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The Threat of Independent Political Spending to Democratic Life — And a Plan to Stop It

Cleveland State Law Review, Vol. 64, 2016, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-01
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Jan 2018
Bruce Ledewitz
Duquesne University - School of Law
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Campaign Finance, Campaign Finance Reform, Democracy, Political Contributions, Independent Political Spending, Campaign Contribution Limits