Josh Blackman

South Texas College of Law Houston

Assistant Professor

1303 San Jacinto Street

Houston, TX 77002

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

63

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Scholarly Papers (63)

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, Bommarito Consulting, LLC and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 4,157 (2,173)
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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 1,521 (11,785)

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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 1,391 (13,610)

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Privacy, Privacy in Public, Internet, Technology, Google

4.

The Irrepressible Myth of Cooper v. Aaron

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 107, 2019
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 20 May 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 1,076 (20,104)
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Cooper v. Aaron, Judicial Supremacy, Judicial Universality, Marbury v. Madison, Ableman v. Booth

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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 1,038 (21,133)

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

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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 1,002 (22,305)
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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 832 (29,179)
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Holding, Dictum, Jurisprudence, Realism, Pragmatism, Formalism

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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 799 (30,847)

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

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#Heckled

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 662 (39,901)

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First Amendment, Campus Free Speech, Campus Protest, Heckler's Veto

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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 640 (41,695)

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Self-Plagiarism

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 641, 2018
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 633 (42,305)

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Self-Plagiarism, Ethics, Publishing

12.

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 587 (46,736)

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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 564 (49,241)
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DAPA, DACA, Immigration, Constitutionality

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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 537 (52,336)

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From Being One L to Teaching One L

Chapter in Beyond One L (Carolina Academic Press, 2019)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 499 (57,478)

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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 471 (61,738)

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DAPA, DACA, Immigration, Constitutionality

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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 352 (86,566)

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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 94 (286,756)

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

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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 416 (71,837)

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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 396 (76,116)

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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 394 (76,570)

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Citizenship, Declaration of Independence, 14th Amendment, Constitution

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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 392 (77,024)

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First Amendment, Lemon Test, Freedom of Religion, Originalism, Textualism, Legislative History

22.

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 389 (77,675)
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McDonald, Heller, 2nd Amendment, Privileges or Immunities Clause, Liberty

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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 371 (82,307)

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Undone: The New Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

23 Texas Review of Law & Politics 3 (2019)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 359 (85,238)

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Crowdsourcing Accurately and Robustly Predicts Supreme Court Decisions

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Dec 2017
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law, Bommarito Consulting, LLC and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 357 (85,807)
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judicial prediction, crowdsourcing, legal prediction, judicial crowdsourcing, legal analytics, legal data, model thinking, quantitative legal prediction

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

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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 343 (89,814)

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Supreme Court, Prediction Market, Wisdom of the Crowds

28.

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 336 (91,919)
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Executive Power, Separation of Powers, Federalism, Article II, Presidential Power, Noel Canning, Affordable Care Act

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Originalism and Stare Decisis in the Lower Courts

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 11, No. 915, 2019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 323 (95,987)

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Constitutional Law, Originalism, Stare Decisis, Lower Courts

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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 323 (95,987)

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

31.

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 320 (97,021)

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

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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 291 (107,614)

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constitutional law, separation of powers, executive order

33.

Robot, Esq.

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 09 Jan 2013
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 271 (116,022)

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34.

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 266 (118,335)

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The Once and Future Privileges or Immunities Clause

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 25, No. ___, 2019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2020
Ilya Shapiro and Josh Blackman
Cato Institute and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 265 (118,764)

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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 242 (130,446)

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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 232 (135,994)

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Supreme Court, Constitution, Obamacare

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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 220 (143,810)

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

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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 203 (154,490)

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

40.

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 185 (168,221)
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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 171 (180,394)

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

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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 169 (182,260)

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

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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 166 (185,089)
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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 152 (199,415)

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

45.

Presidential Speech

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 May 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 131 (224,935)

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Constitutional Law, President, Speech, Tweets, First Amendment

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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 130 (226,252)

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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 123 (235,994)

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Immigration, Constitution, DAPA, OLC

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The Travel Bans

2017-18 Cato Supreme Court Review 29 (2018)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Oct 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 120 (240,271)
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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 118 (243,375)

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

50.

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 110 (255,945)

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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 108 (259,142)

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Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, NFIB v. Sebelius

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Improper Commandeering

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2019
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 30 May 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 104 (266,058)

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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 101 (271,438)

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The Power to Exclude

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Nov 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 93 (286,596)

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Immigration, Power to Exclude, Necessary and Proper

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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 92 (288,581)

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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
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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 71 (336,761)
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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
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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
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Supreme Court, NFIB v. Sebelius, the health care cases, empirical legal studies, the will of the people, health care

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Five Unanswered Questions from Trump v. Hawaii

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 51, No. 139, 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 May 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 49 (403,535)

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Supreme Court, immigration, due process, constitutional law

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The Legal Resistance

9 Faulkner Law Review 45 (2017)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Sep 2018
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 38 (445,797)

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Legal Resistance

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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
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Foreign Emoluments Clause, Emoluments, Separation of Powers

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Remembering Professor Ronald Rotunda

Chapman Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2019
Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 31 (476,925)

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Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 168
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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