Eric R. Claeys

George Mason University

Professor of Law

3301 Fairfax Drive

Room 420

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

Jefferson Meets Coase: Land-Use Torts, Law and Economics, and Natural Property Rights

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-20, Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 09 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2010
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Blackstone, cattle trespass, Coase, corrective justice, Hayek, Jefferson, land use, Locke, natural law, natural rights, nuisance, philosophical analysis, productive efficiency, property, right to exclude, Rylands v. Fletcher, Social Cost, social science, tort law, train sparks, transaction costs

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Takings, Regulations, and Natural Property Rights

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 6, pp. 1549-1671, September 2003, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-60
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 25 Feb 2003 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2008
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Cedar Rust, Euclid, Fifth Amendment, freedom of action, health, Loretto, Lucas, Miller v. Schoene, morals, nuisance, Palazzolo, Progressive Era, public and private property, safety, Tahoe-Sierra

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Property 101: Is Property a Thing or a Bundle?

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 617-650, Spring 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2009
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Ackerman, Coase, Calebresi, Dukeminier, economic analysis, enjoyment, eminent domain, environmental regulations, exclusivity, Krier, land use, Melamed, ownership, Singer, State v. Shack, subjective valuation, zoning

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The Private Society and the Liberal Public Good in John Locke's Thought

Social Philosophy and Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, July 2008, pp. 201-234, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-43, FREEDOM ON ASSOCIATION, Paul Miller, ed., Cambridge U. Press, 2008
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2008
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Locke, toleration, freedom of religion, freedom of association, liberalism, seditious association, anti-discrimination, constitutionalism

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Virtue and Rights in American Property Law

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 4, pp. 889-947, May 2009, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-04
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2009
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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adverse possession, Aristotle, consequentialism, deontology, ethics, eudaimonism, Glaucon, Hume, Locke, nuisance, philosopher-king, Plato, property, Socrates, State v. Shack, trespass, utilitarianism

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Public-Use Limitations and Natural Property Rights

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 Feb 2005
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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public use, eminent domain, blight, redevelopment, Hathcock, Kelo, Berman, Midkiff, takings, natural rights

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Patent Injunctions, Economics, and Rights

Journal of Legal Studies (2019) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2020
Adam Mossoff and Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and George Mason University
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corrective justice, John Locke, natural rights, natural law, eudaimonism, private law, property rule, liability rule, efficiency, utilitarian, reasonable royalty, FRAND, patent hold up, patent hold out, royalty stacking

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Productive Use in Acquisition, Accession, and Labour Theory

Philosophical Foundations of Property Law, eds. James E. Penner & Henry E. Smith (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming), George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-02
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 May 2012 Last Revised: 15 May 2013
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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agency, appropriation, consequentialism, control, Enlightenment, free, Haslem v. Lockwood, Immanuel Kant, industrious, John, labor, natural law, ownership, presentation, private, proprietor, prosperity, publick good, rational, Second Treatise of Government, social, subsistence, suum, trespass

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Property, Concepts, and Functions

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2019, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-04
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 12 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2019
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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bundle of rights, exclusion, Finnis, Progressive property, Raz, right to exclude

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Intellectual Usufructs: Trade Secrets, Hot News, and the Usufructuary Paradigm at Common Law

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE COMMON LAW, Shyam Balganesh ed., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming , George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-32
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2012
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Blackstone, Brandeis, chattel, Commentaries, Constitution, copyright, E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co. v. Masland, Feinberg, in rem, information cost, James Kent, labor, Legal Realists, McKenna, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Pamela Samuelson, patent, Penner, personam, Pitney, right of first publication

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Euclid Lives? The Uneasy Legacy of Progressivism in Zoning

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Feb 2005
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Progressive, zoning, Euclid, property, land use regulation

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Justice Scalia and the Religion Clauses: A Comment on Professor Epps

Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 21, 2006
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Aug 2006
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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religion, separation, accommodation, establishment, free exercise, Rehnquist Court

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Exclusion and Private Law Theory: A Comment on Property as the Law of Things

Harvard Law Review Forum, Forthcoming, May 2012 (Symposium on 'The New Private Law Theory'), George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-16
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2012
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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absolute dominion, community, covenant, de minimis building encroachments, good faith, governance strategies, internal point of view, justification, land owners, liability, liberty, modularity, nuisance, public welfare, real estate, reason, remedy, remness, riparian rights, tort, trespass, wrongs

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Intellectual Property and Practical Reason

Jurisprudence, Forthcoming, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 17-12
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2017
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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specification, determination, Rawls, Locke, capabilities, Finnis, eudaemonist, flourishing

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Takings and Private Property on the Rehnquist Court

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Oct 2004
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Rehnquist Court, takings, natural law, natural rights, property, land use, living Constitution

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Blackstone's Commentaries and the Privileges or Immunities of United States Citizens: A Modest Tribute to Professor Siegan

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-14, San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2008
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Fourteenth Amendment, Privileges or Immunities Clause, Privileges and Immunities Clause, Comity Clause, originalism, original public meaning, natural law, natural rights, fundamental rights, Locke, Blackstone, Corfield v. Coryell, Slaughterhouse Cases

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On Cowbells in Rock Anthems (and Property in IP): A Comment on Justifying Intellectual Property

San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-71
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2013
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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accession, America Bell Telegraph Co., Anthony Kennedy, Blue Oyster Cult, Bruce Dickinson, Christopher Walken, Continental Paper Bag, Don’t Fear the Reaper, Eric Bloom, Gordon Hull, John Locke, Jules Coleman, Peter Monell, proportionality, Richard Posner, Roberts, SNL, Scalia, William Landes

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Private Law Theory and Corrective Justice in Trade Secrecy

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-14, Journal of Tort Law, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Article 2, 2011
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 03 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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assignability, attractive, Christopher, claimant, consilience, E.I. du Pont v. Masland, fairness, intellectual property, licensability, Lynn Tyler, Mark Lemley, misappropriation, nondisclosure agreement, philosophy, reverse-engineer, Richard Posner, utilitarian, valuable, William Landes, wrongful

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That '70s Show: Post-Kelo Eminent Domain Reform and the Administrative Law Revolution

Santa Clara Law Review, 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Aug 2006
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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eminent domain, public use, Kelo, blight, economic redevelopment

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The National Regulatory State in Progressive Political Theory and Twentieth-Century Constitutional Law

MODERN AMERICA AND THE LEGACY OF THE FOUNDING, Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West, eds., pp. 35-74, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-44
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 23 Jul 2008
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George Mason University
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On the 'Property' and the 'Tort' in Trespass

Chapter for The Philosophical Foundations of The Law of Torts, John Oberdiek, ed. (Oxford University Press), Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-29
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 21 May 2013
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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accident, adverse possession, battery, Blackstone, Buch, causation, chattels, Coleman, Cooley, Epstein, exclusive control, fault, Feinberg, Finnis, harm, Hohfeld, in rem actions, Jacque, liberty, Locke, natural, necessity, negligence, premises liability, quiet title, scienter, strict liability

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Raich and Judicial Conservatism on the Rehnquist Court

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2005
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Oct 2005
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Raich, Lopez, Commerce Clause, federalism, constitutional interpretation, original meaning, originalism, minimalism

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Labor, Exclusion, and Flourishing in Property Law

95 North Carolina Law Review pp. 413-491 (2017), George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 16-19
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 27 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2017
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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adverse possession, Allemansratt, blight, closed range, development, easement, eminent domain, grazing, historic, hold out, hunting, information cost, Kelo, Locke, landmark, natural law, natural right, necessity, open range, Penn Central, Posner, preservation, roam, subjective value, trespass

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The Penn Central Test and Tensions in Liberal Property Theory

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 21, p. 339, 2006
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2006
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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takings, regulatory takings, eminent domain, Penn Central, Lucas

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Takings: An Appreciative Retrospective

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 439-55, December 2006
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Apr 2007
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Richard Epstein, takings, eminent domain, property, natural law, natural rights

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On the Use and Abuse of Overflight Column Doctrine

Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-43
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Jul 2013
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Anglo-American, Blackstone, cujus est solum, encroachment, federal regulations, fixed, Galbraith, IP, Karl Llewellyn, labor, Larry Solum, Michael Heller, moral, Oliver, ownership, productive, statutory interpretation, technological change, theory, unchanging, United States v. Causby, William Douglas

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The Conceptual Relation Between IP Rights and Infringement Remedies

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 825-864, 2015, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-05, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-23
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2015
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Cathedral framework, equitable relief, exclusion, infringement, injunctive relief, intellectual property, IP, private law, property rights, remedies, tort law, undue hardship

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Bundle-of-Sticks Notions in Legal and Economic Scholarship

Econ Journal Watch Symposium - Property: A Bundle of Rights, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 205-214, September 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-27
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Mar 2012
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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Armen Alchian, covenant, Daniel Klein, economics, exclude, exclusion, exclusivity, Harold Demsetz, Henry Smith, Honoré, John Robinson, marketplace, Munzer, Penn Central, philosophy, Pigou, possession, private law theory, realism, Richard Posner, Thomas Merrill, transaction costs, way, Wesley Hohfeld

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The Right to Exclude in the Shadow of the Cathedral: A Response to Parchomovsky and Stein

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-67
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2010
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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exclusive use, Kelo, law and economics, moral philosophy, restitution, subjective value, theory of legal rights, tort, unjust enrichment

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Use and the Function of Property

American Journal of Jurisprudence, Vol. 60, Iss. 2 (forthcoming 2018), George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 18-23
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 09 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2018
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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absolute ownership, exclusion, family resemblance, fee simple, Finnis, focal meaning, Harris, Hohfeld, Honoré, necessary and sufficient, nondefectiveness, Penner, practical reason, Raz, right to exclude, Searle

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Exclusion and Exclusivity in Gridlock

Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-58
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2010
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George Mason University
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accession, ad coelum, anticommons, David Bollier, encroachment, exclusion, exclusive use determination, Garrett Hardin, Harold Demsetz, innovation, Karl Marx, liability, licensing, markets, ouster, Penner, telecommunications, tollbooth, Tragedy of the Anticommons, trespass, USSR, urban renewal

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Use at Common Law and Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Hamline Law Review, Forthcoming, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-34
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 15 May 2014
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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abandonment, Bristol, disuse, equitable relief, honest competitive efforts, irreparable injury, Lanham Act, Mark McKenna, misappropriation, patent, Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition, reverse engineering, torts, Victor Chemical Works v. Iliff

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On Corrective Justice and Rights in Property: A Comment on Property Law and Social Morality

Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law, V. 2, No. 2, pp. 205-228, 2015, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 16-26
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Jul 2016
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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corrective justice, distributive justice, Harold Demsetz, individual rights, Kelo, philosophy, property law, property rights, tort law

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Progressive Political Theory, Contemporary Politics, and the REINS Act

Progressive Challenges to the Constitution: A New Republic, Bradley S. Watson, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2017, Forthcoming, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 17-08
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University
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administrative law, delegation, Progressive political theory, Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act, REINS Act

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Sparks Cases in Contemporary Law and Economic Scholarship

Encyclopedia of Austrian Law and Economics, Peter Boettke & Todd Zywicki eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming, George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-33, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 Oct 2015
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George Mason University
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Austrian economics, causation, harm, ignorance, justice, law and economics, order, property right, railroads, regulation, resource constraints, social cost, sparks cases, subjectivity, time, tort law, trains, welfare

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Environmental Law: The Role of Congress in Environmental Law

Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2016
Posted: 02 Nov 2016
George Mason University, New York Law School and Pace University - School of Law

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Administrative Law, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Coal, EPA, Federalism, Fracking, Natural Gas, Natural Resources, Oil, Regulation, REINS, Shale

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The Case for Shale

National Affairs, V. 28, pp. 68-82, 2016
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2016
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University

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Aristotle, Commons, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Drilling, Energy, Environmental Protection, Fracking, Free Enterprise, Hydraulic Fracturing, Locke, Lord Coke, Natural Gas, Mineral Lease, Moral Rights, Natural Law, Oil, Petroleum, Property Rights

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Book Review, of Adam J. Macleod, Property and Practical Reason

79 Modern Law Review 751 (2016)
Posted: 07 Jul 2016
Eric R. Claeys
George Mason University

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Separation of powers, formalism, functionalism, living Constitution, constitutional interpretation, Progressive, administration