Michael Stokes Paulsen

University of St. Thomas School of Law

University Chair and Professor of Law

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue

Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005

United States

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1.

The Constitutional Power to Interpret International Law

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 118, p. 1762, 2009, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-06
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 29 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2011
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 793 (29,542)

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Constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, international law

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Can a Constitutional Amendment Overrule a Supreme Court Decision?

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-05
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Mar 2008
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 757 (31,520)

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Constituitional law, constitution, constitutional amendment, constitutional interpretation, supreme court, judicial review, legal education

3.

How to Count to Thirty-Four: The Constitutional Case for a Constitutional Convention

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 34, p. 837, 2011, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-15
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Jun 2011
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 729 (33,160)

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constitution, united states constitution, constitutional law, constitutional convention, constitutional amendments

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Our Perfect, Perfect Constitution

Constitutional Commentary, 2011, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-03
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Feb 2011
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 610 (42,069)

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Constitution, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, Supreme Court, separation of powers, constitutional rights

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Does the Constitution Prescribe Rules for its Own Interpretation?

Northwestern University Law Review, 2009, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-36
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Nov 2008
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 577 (45,321)

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Constitution, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, originalism, textualism

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Does the Supreme Court's Current Doctrine of Stare Decisis Require Adherence to the Supreme Court's Current Doctrine of Stare Decisis

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 85, 2008, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-15
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 May 2008
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 526 (51,013)

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Supreme Court, judicial decision-making, stare decisis, precedent

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Is Religious Freedom Irrational? Reviewing Why Tolerate Religion? By Brian Leiter. (Princeton University Press 2013)

Michigan Law Review, 2014, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-04
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Jan 2014
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 366 (79,286)

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law and religion, religious freedom, religious liberty, tolerance for religion, religious accommodations, free exercise of religion, religious conscience

8.

Lincoln and Judicial Authority

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 1227, 2008, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-23
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 08 Sep 2008
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
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judicial authority, judicial supremacy, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, precedent, Lincoln, Dred Scott

9.

Checking the Court

10 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 18 (2016), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-08
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 02 May 2016
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 312 (94,954)

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Constitution, constitutional law, checks and balances, judicial power, Supreme Court

10.

The Priority of God (a Theory of Religious Liberty)

Pepperdine Law Review, 2012, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-15
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 May 2012
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 285 (104,693)

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religious liberty, freedom of religion, religious freedom, First Amendment, Religion Clauses, Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, constitutional interpretation, constitutional law

11.

The Plausibility of Personhood

74 Ohio State Law Journal 14 (2012), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 232 (129,536)

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personhood, abortion, roe v. wade, constitutional personhood, constitutional law

12.

The War Power

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2010, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-23
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 223 (134,640)

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war, law of war, war powers, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, separation of powers

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The Text, the Whole Text, and Nothing but the Text, So Help Me God: Un-Writing Amar's Unwritten Constitution?

81 University of Chicago Law Review 1389 (2014), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-12
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2014
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 201 (148,539)

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constitutional law, Constitution, constitutional interpretation, unwritten constitution, textualism

14.

The Great Interpreter

First Things, 2015, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-09
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Apr 2015
Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law and Princeton University
Downloads 156 (185,968)

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civil war, slavery, Lincoln, constitutional interpretation, civil rights, constitutional law, constitutional history

15.

Drone on: The Commander in Chief Power to Target and Kill Americans

38 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 43 (2015), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-1
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Feb 2015
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 151 (191,166)

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war powers, presidential power, enemy combatants, commander in chief, drone warfare, drones

16.

Prospective Abolition of Abortion: Abortion and the Constitution in 2047

University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 57, 2007, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Mar 2008
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 128 (218,275)

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Constitutional law, abortion, reproductive rights, constitution

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Kermit Gosnell and Uncle Tom's Cabin

St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2014, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-10
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Feb 2014
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 106 (250,495)

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pro-life, abortion, kermit gosnell, uncle tom's cabin, slavery

18.

The Uneasy Case for Intellectual Diversity

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2014, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-05
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jan 2014
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 99 (262,492)

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legal education, higher education, colleges and universities, academic freedom, diversity, intellectual diversity

19.

The Insistent Analogy to Slavery

Washington and Lee Law Review, 2014, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-08
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Feb 2014
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Downloads 95 (269,583)

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pro-life, abortion, reproductive rights, constitutional law, slavery