Ward Farnsworth

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Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric, David R. Godine (2011). 


"Ambiguity about Ambiguity: An Empirical Inquiry into Legal Interpretation," with D. Guzior & A. Malani, 2 Journal of Legal Analysis 257 (2010). 

"Resolved, the Terms of Supreme Court Justices Should be Limited to Eighteen Years," in Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System 245, R. Ellis & M. Nelson, eds., CQ Press (2010). [Debating the Con side] 


"Dissents Against Type," in Symposium on Law and Politics in the 21st Century, 93  Minnesota Law Review 1535 (2008-09). 
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Torts: Cases and Questions, with Mark F. Grady, 2d ed., Aspen Publishers (2009). 


The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking About the Law,  University of Chicago Press (2007). 

"The Use and Limits of Martin-Quinn Scores to Assess Supreme Court Justices, with Special Attention to the Problem of Ideological Drift," 101 Northwestern University Law Review 1891 (2007). 
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"The Case for Life Tenure," in Reforming the Court: Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices, 251, R. C. Cramton & P. D. Carrington, eds., Carolina Academic Press (2006). 

"The Ideological Stakes of Eliminating Life Tenure," 29 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 887 (2006). 
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"John Paul Stevens," in Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court : The Lives and Legal Philosophies of the Justices 477, Melvin I. Urofsky, ed., CQ Press (2006). 

"The Role of Law in Close Cases: Some Evidence from the Federal Courts of Appeals," 86 Boston University Law Review 1983 (2006). 
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"The Regulation of Turnover on the Supreme Court," 2005 University of Illinois Law Review 407 (2005). 
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"Signatures of Ideology: The Case of the Supreme Court's Criminal Docket," 104 Michigan Law Review 67 (2005). 
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Torts: Cases and Questions, with Mark F. Grady, Aspen Publishers (2004). 


"The Legal Regulation of Self-Serving Bias," 37 U.C. Davis Law Review 567 (2003). 
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"Realism, Pragmatism, and John Paul Stevens," in Rehnquist Justice: Understanding the Court Dynamic 157, Earl Maltz, ed., University Press of Kansas (2003). 

"The Role of Academics in the Legal System," in The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies 929, P. Cane & M. Tushnet, eds., Oxford University Press (2003). 


"The Economics of Enmity," 69 University of Chicago Law Review 211 (2002). 
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"First Things First," 6 Green Bag 2d 29 (2002). 

"More Tales Out of School: A Reply to Professor Griffin," 82 Boston University Law Review 281 (2002). 
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"The Taste for Fairness," 102 Columbia Law Review 1992 (2002). 
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"Talking Out of School: Notes on the Transmission of Intellectual Capital from the Legal Academy to Public Tribunals," 81 Boston University Law Review 13 (2001). 
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"To Do a Great Right, Do a Little Wrong: A User's Guide to Judicial Lawlessness," 86 Minnesota Law Review 227 (2001). 
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"Women under Reconstruction: The Congressional Understanding," 94 Northwestern University Law Review 1229 (2000). 
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"Do Parties to Nuisance Cases Bargain After Judgment? A Glimpse Inside the Cathedral," 66 University of Chicago Law Review 373 (1999). Reprinted in Sunstein, Behavioral Law & Economics 302, Cambridge University Press (2000). 
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