Joseph Blocher

Duke University School of Law

Professor

210 Science Drive

Box 90362

Durham, NC 27708

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

36

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession

Yale Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-47
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2017
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Puerto Rico, International Law, Constitutional Law, Insular Cases, Sovereign Debt, Self Determination

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A Market for Sovereign Control

Duke Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2016
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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international law, secession, market for control, sovereign debt

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Selling State Borders

162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 241 (2014)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2015
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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Borders, Interstate Compacts, Federalism, Alienability, Commodification, Sovereignty

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Institutions in the Marketplace of Ideas

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4, February 2008
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 27 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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First Amendment, New Institutional Economics, Free Speech, Marketplace of Ideas

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The Right Not to Keep or Bear Arms

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 64, pg.1, 2012
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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Second Amendment, First Amendment, Heller v. District of Columbia

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Building on Custom: Land Tenure Policy and Economic Development in Ghana

Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Vol. 9, p. 177, 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 May 2007
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 270 (111,453)
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Law and Development, Ghana, Law and Economics, Property, Customary Law

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From Theory to Doctrine: An Empirical Analysis of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms after Heller

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 67, No. 7, 2018, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series 2018-35
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 24 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2018
Eric Ruben and Joseph Blocher
New York University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Second Amendment, keep and bear arms, Heller, gun control, constitutional interpretation, content analysis, empirical methods, legal method

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Competing for Refugees: A Market-Based Solution to a Humanitarian Crisis

Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2015-48
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 17 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2017
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
Downloads 233 (129,655)
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refugees, international law, sovereignty, burden-sharing

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School Naming Rights and the First Amendment's Perfect Storm

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 96, 2007
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Mar 2007
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 226 (133,546)

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First Amendment, Commercial Speech, Government Speech, School Law

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Rights To and Not To

100 Cal. L. Rev. 761 (2012)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2015
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 208 (144,546)
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Constitutional law, rights, autonomy

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Can Greece Be Expelled from the Eurozone? Toward a Default Rule on Expulsion from International Organizations

Filling the Gaps in Governance: The Case of Europe 127-150 (European University Institute 2016)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 May 2016 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2016
Joseph Blocher, G. Mitu Gulati and Laurence Helfer
Duke University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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expulsion, treaty, international organizations, withdrawal, international law, eurozone

12.

The Death Penalty and the Fifth Amendment

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 111, 2016, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2015-52
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 191 (156,467)
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death penalty, capital punishment, Fifth Amendment, Eighth Amendment, cruel and unusual, originalism, textualism

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Ukraine and Russia: 'You Break It, You Bought It'

Financial History, p. 28, Fall 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Oct 2014
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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market for sovereign control, secession, international law

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Combatant Status Review Tribunals: Flawed Answers to the Wrong Question

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 116, p. 667, 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Mar 2007
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 176 (168,455)
Citation 1

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Guantanamo, Combatant Status Review Tribunal, Prisoner of War, Geneva Convention

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Schrödinger’s Cross: The Quantum Mechanics of the Establishment Clause

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Aug 2010
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 134 (211,527)

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Establishment Clause, First Amendment, endorsement test, Schrodinger

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Reverse Incorporation of State Constitutional Law

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 84, pg. 323, 2011
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 114 (239,089)
Citation 1

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Constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, state constitutional law

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Markets and Sovereignty

Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19/2017, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-16
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2017
G. Mitu Gulati and Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Sovereignty, markets

Markets and Sovereignty

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-36
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2016
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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commodification, inalienability, sovereignty, the market for sovereign control

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Gun Rights Talk

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 813, 2014
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Dec 2015
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 104 (255,055)

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Second Amendent, gun control, rights talk, rhetoric

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Government Viewpoint and Government Speech

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 52, 2011
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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First Amendment, government speech

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Private Business as Public Good: Hotel Development and Kelo

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 24, No. 363, 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Dec 2007
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 102 (258,455)

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public good, hotel, kelo, economic development, eminent domain, externality, subsidy

21.

Popular Constitutionalism and the State Attorneys General

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 122, p. 108, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 93 (274,616)

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Constitutional law, state attorney general, popular constitutionalism

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Nonsense and the Freedom of Speech: What Meaning Means for the First Amendment

62 Duke L.J. 1423 (2014)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2016
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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First Amendment, language, art, representation, analytic philosophy, Wittgenstein

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Government Property and Government Speech

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 52, 2011
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 79 (303,628)
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First Amendment, government speech, property

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Public Discourse, Expert Knowledge, and the Press

Washington Law Review, Vol. 87, 2012
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 May 2012
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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First Amendment, Press, Speech

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The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Introduction)

The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press 2018), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-5
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Nov 2018
Joseph Blocher and Darrell A. H. Miller
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Second Amendment, right to keep and bear arms, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, originalism, District of Columbia v. Heller, gun policy, gun violence, gun control

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Transferable Sovereignty

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-4
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2019
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
Downloads 61 (352,318)
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sovereignty, property, colonialism, independence, human rights, self determination, markets, law and economics, refugees, immigration

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What is Gun Control? Direct Burdens, Incidental Burdens, and the Boundaries of the Second Amendment

83 University of Chicago Law Review 295 , Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-27
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 30 Apr 2016
Joseph Blocher and Darrell A. H. Miller
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Second Amendment, firearms, First Amendment, marketplace, constitutional law, constitution, gun control, guns, Heller, McDonald, free speech, self defense

28.

Free Speech and Justified True Belief

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-6
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 Jan 2019
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 50 (383,511)
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First Amendment, free speech, epistemology, knowledge, sociology, marketplace of ideas, professions, Plato

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What Does Puerto Rican Citizenship Mean for Puerto Rico's Legal Status?

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series 2018-37
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2018
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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Puerto Rico, Citizenship, Statehood

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Forced Secessions

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-48
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Sep 2016
Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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International Law, Secession, Expulsion, Colonization, Reparations

31.

Bans

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 129, 2019, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-24
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Apr 2019
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Doctrine, Rules, Trumps, First Amendment, Second Amendment, Takings

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Lethality, Public Carry, and Adequate Alternatives

53 Harvard Journal on Legislation 279, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-26
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Apr 2016
Joseph Blocher and Darrell A. H. Miller
Duke University School of Law and Duke University School of Law
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guns, Second Amendment, First Amendment, smartguns, firearms, constitution, constitutional law, Bill of Rights, adequate alternatives, nonlethal, weapons

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Doctrinal Dynamism, Borrowing, and the Relationship Between Rules and Rights

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 2020, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-19
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Mar 2019
Joseph Blocher and Luke Morgan
Duke University School of Law and Independent
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constitutional law, rights, First Amendment, borrowing, dynamism, comparative law, doctrine

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Disuniformity of Federal Constitutional Rights

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-3
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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constitutional rights, state constitutional law, federal constitutional law, interpretation, doctrine, federalism

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Firearm Localism

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 123, No. 82, 2013
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2016
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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Second Amendment, gun control, localism, federalism, constitutional interpretation

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What We Fret About When We Fret About Bootstrapping

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 75, p. 145, 2012
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Joseph Blocher
Duke University School of Law
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Bootstrapping, Commerce Clause, health care challenge