Josh Blackman

South Texas College of Law Houston

Assistant Professor

1303 San Jacinto Street

Houston, TX 77002

United States

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Scholarly Papers (57)

1.

A General Approach for Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2017
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law, LexPredict, LLC and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 3,612 (2,364)

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United States Supreme Court, Machine Learning, Law and Social Science, Quantitative Legal Prediction, SCOTUS prediction, artificial intelligence and law, online learning, judicial prediction, random forest

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The Shooting Cycle

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 46, 2014
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 06 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2014
Josh Blackman and Shelby Baird
South Texas College of Law Houston and Yale University
Downloads 1,460 (10,934)

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Guns, Safety, Mass Shootings

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Omniveillance, Google, Privacy in Public, and the Right to Your Digital Identity: A Tort for Recording and Disseminating an Individual's Image over the Internet

Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 49, p. 313
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 05 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2012
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 1,342 (12,554)

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Privacy, Privacy in Public, Internet, Technology, Google

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Keeping Pandora’s Box Sealed: Privileges or Immunities, The Constitution in 2020, and Properly Extending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to the States

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 8, 2010
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 10 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2010
Josh Blackman and Ilya Shapiro
South Texas College of Law Houston and Cato Institute
Downloads 962 (20,804)

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The 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, and 3D Printed Guns

81 Tennessee Law Review 479 (2014)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 15 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 955 (21,062)

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First Amendment, Second Amendment, Constitutional Law, 3D Guns, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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Much Ado About Dictum; or, How to Evade Precedent Without Really Trying: The Distinction between Holding and Dictum

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2009
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 777 (28,337)
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Holding, Dictum, Jurisprudence, Realism, Pragmatism, Formalism

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The Irrepressible Myths of Cooper v. Aaron

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 107, 2019
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 19 May 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 742 (30,241)

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Cooper v. Aaron, Judicial Supremacy, Judicial Universality, Marbury v. Madison, Ableman v. Booth

8.

When Was the State of Nature? A Lockean Response to Rousseau's Critiques

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 May 2009
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 640 (36,838)

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Locke, Rousseau, State of Nature, Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Hobbes, Grotius, Pufendorf

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The Constitutionality of Social Cost

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 34, 2011
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 21 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2011
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 604 (39,869)

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The Path of Big Data and the Law

Chapter in "Big Data and the Law" (West Academic Press, 2014)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 29 Sep 2013
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 553 (44,629)

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The Constitutionality of DAPA Part II: Faithfully Executing the Law

19 Texas Review of Law & Politics 215 (2015)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 16 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2015
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 503 (50,344)

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DAPA, DACA, Immigration, Constitutionality

12.

Presidential Maladministration

2018 Illinois Law Review 397
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 22 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 484 (52,960)

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From Being One L to Teaching One L

One L Revisited, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 463 (55,859)

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law school, One L

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The Constitutionality of DAPA Part I: Congressional Acquiescence to Deferred Action

103 Georgetown Law Journal Online 96 (2015)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 451 (57,718)

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DAPA, DACA, Immigration, Constitutionality

15.

Self-Plagiarism

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Feb 2017
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 438 (59,935)

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Self-Plagiarism, Ethics, Publishing

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The Process of Marriage Equality

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol.43, No.2, pp. 243-335, 2016, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-28
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 12 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2016
Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman
South Texas College of Law Houston and Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law
Downloads 341 (79,766)

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Same-sex marriage, Equal Protection, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, Constitution, Civil Rights, Procedure, Jurisdiction

The Process of Marriage Equality

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 243-335, 2016, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-33
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 13 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2016
Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman
South Texas College of Law Houston and Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law
Downloads 85 (275,126)

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Procedure, Marriage Equality, Jurisdiction, Fourteenth Amendment, Civil Rights, Constitution

17.

The Tell-Tale Privileges or Immunities Clause

Cato Supreme Court Review
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2010
Alan Gura, Ilya Shapiro and Josh Blackman
Gura & Possessky, PLLC, Cato Institute and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 373 (72,439)

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McDonald, Heller, 2nd Amendment, Privileges or Immunities Clause, Liberty

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Justice John Marshall Harlan: Lectures on Constitutional Law, 1897-98

81 George Washington Law Review Arguendo 12 (2013)., Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05
Number of pages: 338 Posted: 11 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2013
Brian L. Frye, Josh Blackman and Michael McCloskey
University of Kentucky - College of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston and The Harlan Institute for Constitutional Studies
Downloads 369 (73,352)

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Justice John Marshall Harlan, Justice Harlan, Constitutional Law

19.

Gridlock

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 130, 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 01 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2016
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 366 (74,077)

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20.

Original Citizenship

University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra, Vol. 159, p. 95, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Dec 2010
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 360 (75,751)

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Citizenship, Declaration of Independence, 14th Amendment, Constitution

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FantasySCOTUS: Crowdsourcing a Prediction Market for the Supreme Court

Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, Vol. 10, p. 125, 2012
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2012
Josh Blackman, Adam Aft and Corey M. Carpenter
South Texas College of Law Houston, George Mason University - School of Law, Alumni and George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Students/Alumni
Downloads 339 (80,909)

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Supreme Court, Prediction Market, Wisdom of the Crowds

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This Lemon Comes as a Lemon. The Lemon Test and the Pursuit of a Statute's Secular Purpose

George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal (CRLJ), Vol. 20, 2010
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2010
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 334 (82,335)
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First Amendment, Lemon Test, Freedom of Religion, Originalism, Textualism, Legislative History

23.

Gridlock and Executive Power

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 325 (84,906)

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Executive Power, Separation of Powers, Federalism, Article II, Presidential Power, Noel Canning, Affordable Care Act

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Heller, Second Amendment, Originalism, Stevens, Breyer, Posner, Wilkinson

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Reply: A Pause for State Courts Considering Model Rule 8.4(G) The First Amendment and 'Conduct Related to the Practice of Law'

30 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 241 (2017)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2017
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 313 (88,557)

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Outfoxed: Pierson v. Post and the Natural Law

American Journal of Legal History, Vol. 51, p. 95, 2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 May 2009 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2011
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 306 (90,736)

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Property, Pierson, Post, Natural Law, Locke, Grotius, Pufendorf, Blackstone, Barbeyrac, Hunting, Fox, Pierson v. Post

27.

Justice John Marshall Harlan Professor of Law

81 George Washington Law Review 1063 (2013)
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 13 May 2009 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2013
Josh Blackman, Brian L. Frye and Michael McCloskey
South Texas College of Law Houston, University of Kentucky - College of Law and The Harlan Institute for Constitutional Studies
Downloads 296 (94,204)

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Legal History, Supreme Court History, Harlan, John Marshall Harlan, Justice Harlan, George Washington Unversity, Supreme Court Justice

28.

Crowdsourcing Accurately and Robustly Predicts Supreme Court Decisions

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Dec 2017
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law, LexPredict, LLC and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 295 (94,539)

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judicial prediction, crowdsourcing, legal prediction, judicial crowdsourcing, legal analytics, legal data, model thinking, quantitative legal prediction

29.

The 9th Circuit's Contrived Comedy of Errors in Washington v. Trump

95 Texas Law Review See Also __ (2017 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Feb 2017
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 275 (101,962)

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constitutional law, separation of powers, executive order

30.

Robot, Esq.

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 09 Jan 2013
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 254 (110,823)

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31.

Collective Liberty

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 67, April 2016
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 28 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2016
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 246 (114,490)

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Equal Protection from Eminent Domain: Protecting the Home of Olech’s Class of One

Loyola Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 697, 2009
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2010
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 234 (120,453)
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Obamacare & Man at Yale

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 01 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2014
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 226 (124,712)

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Supreme Court, Constitution, Obamacare

34.

State Judicial Sovereignty

2016University of Illinois Law Review 2033
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 16 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2016
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 199 (140,750)

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Jurisdiction, Federal Courts, Exclusive Jurisdiction, Concurrent Jurisdiction, Article III

35.

Back To The Future of Originalism

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 16, 2013
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2013
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 189 (147,706)

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NFIB v. Sebelius, Obamacare, health care cases, popular constitutionalism

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Popular Constitutionalism and the Affordable Care Act

Public Affairs Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 3, July 2013
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2013
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 161 (170,271)

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Undone: The New Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

Texas Review of Law & Politics, Vol. 23, No. __, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 157 (174,021)

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38.

What Happens if Data is Speech?

16 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Heightened Scrutiny 25 (2014)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2014
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 157 (174,021)

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Originalism at the Right Time?

Texas Law Review, Vol. See Also 90, No. 269, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Apr 2012
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 152 (178,836)

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Originalism, Sex Discrimination, Gender Equality, Semantic Originalism, Balkin, Calabresi, Scalia, Ginsburg, Kagan

40.

The Burden of Judging

8 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 1105
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 11 Nov 2014
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 135 (196,923)

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Constitutional Law, Rational Basis Test, Footnote Four, Economic Liberty

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SCOTUS after Scalia

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2017
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 10 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2017
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 127 (206,700)

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Supreme Court, Scalia, Originalism, Formalism, Incrementalism, Institutionalism

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Youngstown’s Fourth Tier: Is There A Zone of Insight Beyond the Zone of Twilight?

University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 541, 2010
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 May 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2010
Elizabeth Bahr and Josh Blackman
affiliation not provided to SSRN and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 124 (210,499)

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Immigration Inside the Law

Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 55, 2015
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 29 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2016
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 120 (215,819)

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Immigration, Constitution, DAPA, OLC

44.

Presidential Speech

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 May 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 110 (229,956)

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Constitutional Law, President, Speech, Tweets, First Amendment

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The Supreme Court’s New Battlefield

Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 1207, 2012
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Apr 2012
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 107 (234,529)

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originalism, Heller, second amendment, Scalia, Winkler, gun control

46.

Restoring the Lost Confirmation

83 University of Chicago Law Review Online 18 2016
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Aug 2016
Randy E. Barnett and Josh Blackman
Georgetown University Law Center and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 92 (259,661)

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The Domestic Establishment Clause

Forthcoming in 23 Roger Williams University Law Review
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 13 May 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 90 (263,280)

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Government by Blog Post

11 Florida International University Law Review 389 (2016).
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Aug 2016
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 86 (270,813)

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Popular Constitutionalism after Kelo

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 23, No. __, 2016 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2016
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 84 (274,791)

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Kelo, Popular Constitutionalism, Eminent Domain, Public Use

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Judging the Constitutionality of Social Cost

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2011
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 67 (312,836)

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Constitution, Tiers of Scrutiny, Rational Basis, Strict Scrutiny, Social cost

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A Brief History of Judging: From the Big Bang to Cosmic Constitutional Theory

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Nov 2012
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 51 (357,563)

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Polling The Health Care Cases

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Jul 2012
Josh Blackman, Adam Aft and Corey M. Carpenter
South Texas College of Law Houston, George Mason University - School of Law, Alumni and George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Students/Alumni
Downloads 50 (360,650)

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Supreme Court, NFIB v. Sebelius, the health care cases, empirical legal studies, the will of the people, health care

53.

The Once and Future Privileges or Immunities Clause

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 25, No. ___, 2019
Number of pages: 29
Ilya Shapiro and Josh Blackman
Cato Institute and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 41

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The Saving Construction at 5 Years

11 U. St. Thomas J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 72 (2017).
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 26 (453,694)

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Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, NFIB v. Sebelius

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Defiance and Surrender

59 South Texas Law Review 157 (2018)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Jun 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 24 (464,061)

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Foreign Emoluments Clause, Emoluments, Separation of Powers

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The Travel Bans

2017-18 Cato Supreme Court Review 29 (2018)
Number of pages: 30
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 15

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The Legal Resistance

9 Faulkner Law Review 45 (2017)
Number of pages: 16
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 11

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Legal Resistance

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 151    Citations: 0
1.

United States v. Texas (Scalia, J., Concurring)

2015-2016 Cato Supreme Court Review 79
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Sep 2016
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
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My Own Theory of the Law

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2012
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston

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