Previous Volumes

The Journal has completed Volume 26. Previous volumes are available through LexisWestlaw, and Heinonline.

Volume 26, Issue 4


  • Clay Calvert, The Government Speech Doctrine in Walker’s Wake: Early Rifts and Reverberations on Free Speech, Viewpoint Discrimination and Offensive Expression
  • Anthony O’Rourke, Textual Vagueness and Institutional Divergence in Constitutional Decisionmaking
  • William J. Rich, Hiding in Plain View: A Path Around Sovereign Immunity For State Government Employees


  • Rachel Jones, Excessively Unconstitutional: Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Excessive Fines Clause in Virginia
  • Mary Johnston, Combatting Thieves of Valor: The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 is Constitutional Yet Unenforced
  • Benjamin A. Ellis, “Time Enough” for Scrutiny: The Second Amendment, Mental Health, and the Case for Intermediate Scrutiny

Volume 26, Issue 3


  • Douglas W. Kmiec, A Reverent Reflection of the Splendid Scholarship of Martin Redish-Does Reexamining Commercial Speech Shed Light on the Regrettable Reliance Upon Lie & Insult in Political Campaign?
  • Andrew Koppelman, Introduction to Conference, Commercial Speech and the First Amendment: Past, Present, and Future, Northwestern Law School, October 14, 2016: The Moral Demands of Commercial Speech
  • Alan B. Morrison, No Regrets (Almost): After Virginia Board of Pharmacy
  • Burt Neuborne, The Status of the Hearer in Mr. Madison’s Neighborhood
  • Tamara R. Piety, In Praise of Legal Scholarship
  • Martin H. Redish & Kyle Voils, False Commercial Speech and the First Amendment: Understanding the Implications of the Equivalency Principle
  • Adam M. Samaha, Are Commercial Speech Cases Ideological? An Empirical Inquiry
  • Frederick Schauer, Commercial Speech and the Perils of Parity
  • Jaymes Fairfax-Columbo & David DeMatteo, Reducing the Dangers of Future Dangerousness Testimony: Applying the Federal Rules of Evidence to Capital Sentencing
  • Jesse Merriam, Preemption as a Consistency Doctrine
  • Mark Tushnet, The Coverage/Protection Distinction in the Law of Freedom of Speech-An Essay on Meta-Doctrine in Constitutional Law


  • Bethany Bostron, Of Prairie Dogs and Congressman: Defining the Regulated Activity and Why it Matters for the Commerce Clause Substantial Effect Test
  • Abigail Hoglund-Shen, Fixer Upper: Reforming Vergara’s Teacher Tenure Status

Volume 26, Issue 2


  • Paul Brand, The First Century of Magna Carta: The Diffusion of Texts and Knowledge of the Charter
  • Donahue, Magna Carta in the Fourteenth Century: From Law to Symbol?: Reflections on the “Six Statutes”
  • Sarah Harlan-Haughey, Forest Law Through the Looking Glass:
    Distortions of the Forest Charter in the Outlaw Fiction of Late Medieval England
  • R.H. Helmholz, The Church and Magna Carta
  • Loengard, Interpretation and Re-Interpretation of a Clause: Magna Carta and the Widow’s Quarantine
  • Thomas J. McSweeney, Salvation by Statute: Magna Carta, Legislation, and the King’s Soul
  • Anthony Musson, The Legacy of Magna Carta: Law and Justice in the Fourteenth Century
  • Josephine Ross, Warning: Stop-And- Frisk May be Hazardous to Your Health
  • Ryan Rowberry, Forest Eyre Justices in the Reign of Henry III (1216-1272)
  • David J. Seipp, Magna Carta in the Late Middle Ages: Over-Mighty Subjects, Under-Mighty Kings, and a Turn Away from Trial by Jury
  • Karl Shoemaker, The Great Charter Turned 800: Remembering Its 700th Birthday


  • Jake Albert, The Flawed Reasoning Behind Johnson v. United States and a Solution: Why Facts-Based Approach Should Have Been Used to Interpret the Residual Clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act

Volume 26, Issue 1


  • Samantha Barbas, The Most Loved, Most Hated Magazine in
    America: The Rise and Fall of Confidential
  • Benjamin W. Cramer &
    Martin E. Halstuk, Crash and Learn: The Inability of
    Transparency Laws to Penetrate
    American Monetary Policy
  • David R. Dow, Is the “Arising Under” Jurisdictional
    Grant in Article II Self-Executing?
  • Toni M. Massaro, The Lawfulness of the Same-Sex Marriage
    Decisions: Charles Black on Obergefell
  • Meghan J. Ryan, Justice Scalia’s Bottom-Up Approach to Shaping the Law
  • Shaakirrah R. Sanders, Deconstructing Juryless Fact-Finding in Civil Cases
  • Ann L. Schiavone, Legal Realism and Meaningful Rational
    Basis in Dog Law and Beyond


  • Jacob N. Kipp, If It Looks Like a Super PAC, Acts Like a Super Pac, and Is Restricted Like a Super PAC, Then Treat It Like a Super PAC: Why Contribution Limits on a Hybrid PAC’s Independent-Expenditure Arm Are Impermissible
  • Emily Wagman, But First, (Don’t) Let Me Take a Selfie: New Hampshire’s Ban on “Ballot Selfies” and First Amendment Scrutiny

Volume 24, Issue 4

  • Clay Calvert and Matthew D. Bunker, Fissures, Fractures & Doctrinal Drifts: Paying the Price in First Amendment Jurisprudence For a Half Decade of Avoidance, Minimalism & Partisanship
  • Pamela R. Metzger, Confrontation as a Rule of Production
  • Matthew J. Steilen, Due Process as a Choice of Law: A Study in the History of a Judicial Doctrine
  • Michael Parsons, Clearing the Political Thicket: Why Political Gerrymandering for Partisan Advantage is Unconstitutional
  • Wencong Fa, The Trouble with Racial Quotas in Disparate Impact Remedial Orders


  • Justin A. Thatch, The Lesser of Two Evils: Exploring the Constitutionality of Indefinite Detentions of Terror Enemy Combatants Following the End of “Combat Operations” in Afghanistan
  • Ashley M. Eick, Forging Ahead from Ferguson: Re-Evaluating the Right to Assemble in the Face of Police Militarization

Volume 24, Issue 3

SYMPOSIUM: The Liberal Dilemma in Child Welfare Reform

  • James G. Dwyer, Diagnosing Liberal Resistance to Needed Child Welfare Reforms
  • David Stoesz, How the Liberati Sabotaged Child Welfare
  • Adam J. Duso and John Stogner, Re-Evaluating the Criminalization of In Utero Alcohol Exposure: A Harm-Reduction Approach
  • Bruce A. Thyer, Project Prevention: Concept, Operation, Results and Controversies About Paying Drug Abusers to Obtain Long-Term Birth Control
  • Cassie Statuto Bevan, The Impact of Liberal Ideology on Child Protection Reform
  • Elizabeth Bartholet, Thoughts on the Liberal Dilemma in Child Welfare Reform
  • Richard J. Gelles, Ph.D., Why the American Child Welfare System is Note Child Centered
  • Daniel Heimpel, Child Protection’s Parental Preference


  • Josh Gupta-Kagan, Stanley v. Illinois’s Untold Story
  • Thomas A. Eaton and Michael L. Wells, Attorney’s Fees, Nominal Damages, and Section 1983 Litigation


  • Ross Hoogstraten, Implications on the Constitutionality of Student Cell Phone Searches Following Riley v. California
  • J. Nicholas Murosko, Communicable Diseases and the Right to Re-Enter the United States

Volume 24, Issue 2

  • Brian Charles Lea, The Merits of Third-Party Standing
  • Stephen M. Feldman, (Same) Sex, Lies, and Democracy: Tradition, Religion, and Substantive Due Process (With an Emphasis on Obergefell v. Hodges)
  • Celestine Richards McConville, The (Not So Dire) Future of the Necessary and Proper Power After National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
  • Nathan S. Chapman, The Establishment Clause, State Action, and Town of Greece
  • Joelle Anne Moreno, Extralegal Supreme Court Policy-Making


  • Shaina D. Massie, Orange is the New Equal Protection Violation: How Evidence-Based Sentencing Harms Male Offenders
  • Tyler M. Murray, The Eighth Amendment and Tax Evasion: Whether FATCA Non-Compliance Fines and FBAR Penalties are Excessive

Volume 24, Issue 1

  • John Kip Cornwell, Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: Government Regulation of Public Health, Safety, and Morality
  • Shaakirrah R. Sanders, Uncapping Compensation in the Gore Punitive Damage Analysis
  • Christopher R. Green, Incorporation, Total Incorporation, and Nothing But Incorporation?
  • Carrie E. Garrow, Habeas Corpus Petitions in Federal and Tribal Courts: A Search for Individualized Justice
  • Carlton F. W. Larson, “Shouting ‘Fire” In a Theater”: The Life and Times of Constitutional Law’s Most Enduring Analaogy


  • Susanne Cordner, Adjusting the Benefits and Burdens of Economic Life for the Public Good: The ACA’s Medical Loss Ratio as a Constitutional Regulation of Health Insurance Companies
  • Abigail M. Pierce, #Tweeting for Terrorism: First Amendment Implications in Using Proterrorist Tweets to Convict Under the Material Support Statute

Volume 23, Issue 4

  • Karen M. Blum, Section 1983 Litigation: The Maze, the Mud, and the Madness
  • Dennis Schmelzer, Historically Unappealing: Boumediene v. Bush, Appellate Avoidance Mechanisms, and Black Holes Extending Beyond Guantanamo Bay
  • Laura R. Dove, Sovereign Impunity: The Supreme Court of Georgia’s False Textualism Expands the Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity in the State
  • Richard Alexander Izquierdo, The Architecture of Constitutional Time
  • Patrick J. Charles, The Second Amendment in the Twenty-First Century: What Hath Heller Wrought?


  • Stephanie Masaba, Diagnose with Time is Money: Arbitrary Medicare Provisions Differentiating Observation Services from Inpatient Admission Violate Beneficiaries’ Due Process Rights
  • W. Matt Morgan, What Did They Mean? How Principles of Group Communication Can Inform Original Meaning Jurisprudence and Address the Problem of Collective Intent

Volume 23, Issue 3

  • Girardeau A. Spann, Good Faith Discrimination
  • Aram A. Gavoor and Daniel Miktus, Snap: How the Moral Elasticity of the Denaturalization Statute Goes Too Far
  • Mary Holper, Confronting Cops in Immigration Court
  • David Fontana, The Narrowing of Federal Power by the American Political Capital
  • Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Magic Words
  • William C. Nevin, Neither Tinker, Nor Hazelwood, Nor Fraser, Nor Morse: Why Violent Student Assignments Represent a Unique First Amendment Challenge


  • Benjamin Abel, Reviewing the Magic Pipes: Angelex LTD. v. United States, Oily Water Separators, and Constitutional Review of Coast Guard Action
  • Warren Geoffrey Tucker, It’s Not Called Conduct Therapy: Talk Therapy as a Protected Form of Speech Under the First Amendment

Volume 23, Issue 2

SYMPOSIUM: Atkins v. Virginia: A Dozen Years Later – A Report Card

  • Mark E. olive, The Daryl Atkins Story
  • James W. Ellis, Hall v. Florida: The Supreme Court’s Guidance in Implementing Atkins
  • John H. Blume, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Paul Marcus & Emily Paavola; A Tale of Two (and Possibly Three) Atkins: Intellectual Disability and Capital Punishment Twelves Years After the Supreme Court’s Creation of a Categorical Bar
  • Christopher Slobogin, Scientizing Culpability: The Implications of Hall v. Florida and the Possibility of  a “Scientific Stare Decisis”
  • Paul Marcus, Does Atkins Make a Difference in a Non-Capital Cases? Should it?
  • Caroline Everington, Challenges of Convey Intellectual Disabilities to Judge and Jury
  • Scott E. Sundby, The True Legacy of Atkins and Roper: The Unreliability Principles, Mentally Ill Defendants, and the Death Penalty’s Unraveling
  • Samantha A. Lovin, Everyone Forgets About the Third Amendment: Exploring the Implications on Third Amendment Case Law of Extending its Prohibitions to Include Actions by State Police Officers
  • Caleb R. Stone, Sentencing Roulette: How Virginia’s Criminal Sentencing System is Imposing an Unconstitutional Trial Penalty That Surpresses the Rights of Criminal Defendants to a Jury Trial

Volume 23, Issue 1

SYPOSIUM: Rethinking DC Representation in Congress

  • Larry Mirel and Joe Sternlieb, “…Chosen by the People of the Several States…” Statehood for the District of Columbia
  • Heather K. Gerken, The Right to Vote: Is the Amendment Game Worth the Candle?
  • Richard Briffault, Three Questions for the “Right to Vote” Amendment
  • Jamin Raskin, Democratic Capital: A Voting Rights Surge in Washington Could Strengthen the Constitution for Everyone
  • Mary M. Cheh, Theories of Representation: For the District of Columbia, Only Statehood Will Do
  • David Schleicher, Welcome to New Columbia: The Fiscal, Economic and Political Consequences of Statehood for D.C.

SYMPOSIUM: Standing in the Roberts Court

  • Richard H. Fallon Jr., How to Make Sense of Supreme Court Standing Cases – A Plea for the Right Kind of Realism
  • Vicki C. Jackson, Standing and the Role of Federal Courts: Triple Error Decisions in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA and City of Los Angeles v. Lyons
  • Heather Elliott, Does the Supreme Court Ignore Standing Problems to Reach the Merits? Evidence (or Lack Thereof) From the Roberts Court
  • Ann Woolhandler, Governmental Sovereignty Actions


  • Robert Luther III, The Quiet Army: Felon Firearm Rights Restoration in the Fourth Circuit
  • Stephanie Hall Barclary, Retained by the People: Federalism, the Ultimate Sovereign, and Natural Limits on Government Power


  • Austin Graham, Unstable Footing: Shelby’s County’s Misapplication of the Equal Footing Doctrine
  • Katharine J. Westfall, Voided Vows: Annulment as a Full Faith and Credit Solution to the Same-Sex Divorce Condundrum

Volume 22, Issue 4

  • Mae Kuykendall & Charles Adside, III, Unmuting the Volume: Fisher, Affirmative Action Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Racial Silence 
  • Tiffani N. Darden, Parental Exclusion from the Education Governance Kaleidoscope: Providing a Political Voice for Marginalized Students in Our Time of Disruption
  • Amitai Etzioni, A Liberal Communitarian Approach to Security Limitations on the Freedom of the Press
  • Sarah A. Mourer, Forgetting Furman: Arbitrary Death Penalty Sentencing Schemes Across the Nation


  • Julie A. Cook, Specificity or Dismissal: The Improper Extension of Rule 9(b) to Negligent Misrepresentation as a Deprivation of Plaintiff’s Procedural Due Process Rights
  • Andrew Lindsey, Death by Irrelevance: The Unconstitutionality of Virginia’s Continued Exclusion of Prison Conditions Evidence to Assess the Future Dangerousness of Capital Defendants

Volume 22, Issue 3

  • Alberto R. Gonzales, In Search of Justice: An Examination of the Appointments of John G. Roberts and Samuel A. Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court and Their Impact on American Jurisprudence
  • Richard L. Hasen, Shelby County and the Illusion of Minimalism
  • Anthony Michael Kreis, Marriage Equality in State and Nation
  • Renee Lettow Lerner, The Failure of Originalism in Preserving Constitutional Rights to Civil Jury Trial
  • Lawrence Rosenthal, Binary Searches and the Central Meaning of the Fourth Amendment


  • Carolyn R. Cody, Professional Licenses and Substantive Due Process: Can States Compel Physicians to Provide Their Services?
  • M. Elizabeth Petty, Rauschenberg, Royalties, and Artists’ Rights: Potential Droit de Suite Legislation in the United States

Volume 22, Issue 2

SYMPOSIUM: Professor Charles H. Koch, Jr. Memorial on Administrative Law

  • Davison M. Douglas, Remembering Our Friend and Colleague, Professor Charles Koch (1944-2012)
  • Paul R. Verkuil, Remarks on Charles H. Koch, Jr.
  • John F. Duffy, Jury Review of Administrative Action
  • William Funk, Deadly Drones, Due Process, and the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Michael J. Gerhardt, On Candor, Free Enterprise Fund, and the Theory of the Unitary Executive
  • Michael Herz, “Data, Views, or Arguments”: A Rumination
  • William S. Jordan, III, Charles Koch, Jr. – The Casebook and the Scholarship
  • Ronal M. Levin, Administrative Judges and Agency Policy Development: The Koch Way
  • Richard Murphy, The Should Be First – Flip the Order of the Chevron Two-Step
  • Sidney Shapiro & Elisabeth Fisher, Chevron and the Legitimacy of “Expert” Public Administration
  • Peter L. Strauss, Private Standards Organizations and Public Law
  • Paul R. Verkuil, An Essay on Due Process and the Endowment Effect
  • Russel L. Weaver, Administrative Searches, Technology, and Personal Privacy


  • Adam M. Gershowitz, Seizing a Cell Phone Incident to Arrest: Data Extraction Devices, Faraday Bags, or Aluminum Foil as a Solution to the Warrantless Cell Phone Search Problem


  • William Rose, Calming Unsettled Waters: A Proposal for Navigating the Tenuous Power Divide Between the Federal Courts and the USPTO Under the America Invents Act

Volume 22, Issue 1

  • John F. Preis, In Defense of Implied Injunctive Relief in Constitutional Cases
  • John P. Gross, What Matters More: A Day in Jail or a Criminal Conviction?
  • Scott W. Howe, The Eighth Amendment as a Warrant Against Underserved Punishment
  • Nat Stern, Secondary Speech and the Protective Approach to Interpretive Dualities in the Roberts Court
  • Mark Strasser, Innocents Beware: On Religion Clause Jurisprudence and the Negligent Retention or Hiring of Clergy


  • Brett Piersma, Election Evidence: The Promises and Realities of California’s Citizens Commission
  • Paul Wolfgramm, Jr., Power and Responsibility: Fourth Amendment Limits on the Use of Molecular Scanners







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