Alec D. Walen

Rutgers School of Law

Professor

NJ

United States

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy

106 Somerset St

5th Floor

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Human Dignity and Proportionality: Deontic Pluralism in Balancing

Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning, Huscroft, Miller and Webber, eds., Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-03
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2013
Mattias Kumm and Alec D. Walen
New York University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 328 (56,186)

Abstract:

dignity, proportionality, human rights, constitutional rights

2.

Detention in the 'War on Terror': Constitutional Interpretation Informed by the Law of War

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2009
Alec D. Walen and Ingo Venzke
Rutgers School of Law and University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law
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Abstract:

Due Process, Constitutional Rights, nonresident aliens, law of war, detention, war on terror

3.

Judicial Review in Review: A Four-Part Defense of Legal Constitutionalism - A Review Essay on Political Constitutionalism, by Richard Bellamy

I*CON, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 329-354
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Apr 2009
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 240 (94,415)

Abstract:

judicial review, constitutionalism, democracy, republicanism

4.

Transcending the Means Principle

Law and Philosophy, (2014) 33: 427–464: DOI: 10.1007/s10982-013-9187-0.,
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2014
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 214 (104,544)

Abstract:

Deontology, trolley problem, using as a means, causal role, rights

5.

A Unified Theory of Detention, with Application to Preventive Detention for Suspected Terrorists

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 871-938, 2011
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2011
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 204 (109,718)

Abstract:

preventive detention, terrorism, rights, autonomy

6.

Crime, Culpability and Moral Luck: Comment on Alexander, Ferzan and Morse

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 29, pp. 373-384, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 181 (122,131)

Abstract:

criminal law, culpability, moral luck, negligence, recklessness

7.

Agents, Impartiality, and the Priority of Claims Over Duties; Diagnosing Why Thomson Still Gets the Trolley Problem Wrong by Appeal to the ‘Mechanics of Claims’

Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (2012): 545-571 (DOI: 10.1163/174552412X628959)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2012
Alec D. Walen and David Wasserman
Rutgers School of Law and Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University
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Abstract:

Agents and Patients, Duties, Impartiality, Mechanics of Claims, Rights, Trolley Problem

8.

Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: A Balanced Retributive Account

Louisiana Law Review 76 (2015): 355-446
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2015
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 100 (145,428)

Abstract:

standard of proof, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, retributivism, consequentialism, deontology

9.

Criminalizing Statements of Terrorist Intent: How to Understand the Law Governing Terrorist Threats, and Why it Should Be Used Instead of Long-Term Preventive Detention

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 101, pp. 803-854, 2011
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2011
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

threat, inchoate crime, terrorism, intent

10.

Crossing a Moral Line: Long-Term Preventive Detention in the War on Terror

Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, Vol. 3/4, pp. 15-21, Summer/Fall 2008
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 87 (212,559)

Abstract:

preventive detention, terrorism, prisoners of war, autonomy

11.

Constitutional Rights for Nonresident Aliens

Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3/4, Summer/Fall 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Jan 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 85 (242,293)

Abstract:

constitutional rights, nonresident aliens, mutuality of obligation

12.

A Punitive Precondition for Preventive Detention: Lost Status as a Foundation for a Lost Immunity

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 48, pp. 1229-1272, 2011
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2012
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 79 (233,944)

Abstract:

Preventive detention, punishment, autonomous person, retributivism

13.

Transcending, but Not Abandoning, the Combatant-Civilian Distinction: A Case Study

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 1149-1168, 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2013
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 74 (247,680)

Abstract:

Combatant, civilian, detention, al Qaeda

14.

Choosing Your Reasons for an Action: Moral Permissibility, Willful Action, and the Doctrine of Double Effect

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2011
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

Choice, Doctrine of Double Effect, Permissibility, Reasons, Willful Action, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Tim Scanlon

15.

Consensual Sex Without Assuming the Risk of Carrying an Unwanted Fetus; Another Foundation for the Right to an Abortion

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 65, pp. 1051-1140, Winter 1997
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Feb 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 67 (255,143)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Abortion, Thomson, Constitutional Law, Assumption of Risk

16.

Comments on Doug Husak: The Low Cost of Recognizing (and of Ignoring) the Limited Relevance of Intentions to Permissibility

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 3, pp. 71-78, 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 65 (273,236)

Abstract:

intention, permissibility, doctrine of double effect (DDE), criminal law, moral philosophy, mens rea, culpability

17.

Wrongdoing Without Motives: Why Victor Tadros is Wrong About Wrongdoing and Motivation

Law and Philosophy, 32 (2013): 217-240, DOI: 10.1007/s10982-012-9154-1
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 24 May 2013
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

wrongdoing, motives, means principle, restricting claims principle, doctrine of illicit intentions, Tadros

18.

The Constitutionality of States Extending Personhood to the Unborn

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 22, pp. 161-179, Spring 2005
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Feb 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Dworkin, Personhood

19.

The ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ and Authoritarian Morality

The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 5, pp. 619-642, Summer 1997
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

marriage, same-sex marriage, the defense of marriage act, equality, fundamental rights, intolerance

20.

Reflections on Theorizing About the Moral Foundations of the Law: Using the Laws Governing Detention as a Case Study

Ethics and the Law--The Ethicalization of Law (Springer Press, 2013)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2013
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 45 (327,978)

Abstract:

ethical foundations of law, military detention, judicial review

21.

Constitutional Rights for Nonresident Aliens: A Doctrinal and Normative Argument

Drexel Law Review 8 (2015): 53-111
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2016
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

constitutional rights, nonresident aliens, democratic legitimacy

Fourth Amendment Rights for Nonresident Aliens

German Law Journal 16 (2015): 1131-1162
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2017
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
Downloads 30 (410,456)

Abstract:

Fourth Amendment, privacy, constitutional rights, nonresident aliens

Fourth Amendment Rights for Nonresident Aliens

Chapter 10 in: Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 May 2017
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

23.

The Significance of Rawls’s Law of Peoples

International Legal Theory, Vol. 6, pp. 51-57, 2000
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

Rawls, Law of Peoples, Statism, Liberalism, International Law

24.

The Doctrine of Illicit Intentions

Philosophy and Public Affairs, 2006
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Jan 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Intentions, Permissibility

25.

Criticizing the Obligatory Acts of Lawyers: A Response to Markovits’s Legal Ethics from the Lawyer’s Point of View

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Jan 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

26.

The Restricting Claims Principle Revisited: Grounding the Means Principle on the Agent-Patient Divide

Law and Philosophy 35 (2016): 211-247
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

rights, means principle, deontology, restricting claims principle

27.

The Use and Abuse of Definitions in Constitutional Law; A Critique of Justice Roberts's Dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges

Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law 9 (2015)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2016
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

same sex marriage, constitutional law, definitions of concepts

28.

Permissibly Encouraging the Impermissible

Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 38, pp. 341-354, 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2010
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

Intention, Permissibility, Doctrine of Double Effect

29.

Justice

Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (Sage Publications, 2013): 463-466.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

justice, rectification, exchange, distributive justice, political justice, theories of justice

30.

Reasonable Illegal Force: Justice and Legitimacy in a Pluralistic Liberal Society

Ethics, Vol. 111, 2001
Posted: 23 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2013
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

justice, legitimacy, illegal force, civility, civil disobedience, Rawls, political liberalism, reasonableness, abortion

31.
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Abstract:

Means Principle, Research Ethics, Risks, Bystanders

32.

Innocent Threats vs Innocent Bystanders A Case Study in Rights Theory

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Dec 2016
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

rights, self-defense, mechanics of claims, anti-consequentialism

33.

The Right to Cause Harm as an Alternative to Being Sacrificed for Others; An Exploration of Agent-Rights with a Special Focus on Intervening Agency

San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

rights, agent-rights, patient-rights, means principle, intervening agency

34.

Eliminative Killing and the Targeting of Noncombatants Comments on Seth Lazar's Sparing Civilians

Law and Philosophy, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s10982-017-9310-8
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2017
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

Just War Theory, Deontology, Reasons for Action

35.

Book Review: Draper, Kai. War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Ethics, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Sep 2016
Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of Law
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Abstract:

Just War, Doctrine of Double Effect, Restricting Claims Principle, Self-Defense