Gary S. Lawson

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Publications

Goto earliest | 1990s | 2000s

Forthcoming

“A Great Power of Attorney”: Understanding the Fiduciary Constitution, with R. G. Natelson & G. I. Seidman, University Press of Kansas (forthcoming). 

"Classical Liberal Constitution or Classical Liberal Construction?" New York University Journal of Law & Liberty  (forthcoming). 

Evidence of the Law: Proving Legal Claims, University of Chicago Press (forthcoming). 

"The Return of the King: The Unsavory Origins of Administrative Law," Texas Law Review  (forthcoming). 

"The Rule of Law as a Law of Law," with Steven G. Calabresi, Notre Dame Law Review  (forthcoming). 
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2014

"The Fiduciary Foundations of Federal Equal Protection," with G. I. Seidman & R. G. Natelson, 94 Boston University Law Review 415 (2014). 
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"One(?) Nation Overextended," in Symposium, America's Political Dysfunction: Constitutional Connections, Causes and Cures, 94 Boston University Law Review 1109 (2014). 
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2013

Federal Administrative Law, 6th ed., West (2013). 

"Making Law Out of Nothing At All: The Origins of the Chevron Doctrine," with Stephen Kam, 65 Administrative Law Review 1 (2013). 

"Night of the Living Dead Hand: The Individual Mandate and the Zombie Constitution," 81 Fordham Law Review 1699 (2013). 

"Originalism without Obligation," in Symposium, On Constitutional Obligation and Disobedience: A Symposium on Abner S. Green's Against Obligation and Louis Michael Seidman's On Constitutional Disobedience, 93 Boston University Law Review 1309 (2013). 
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2012

"Bad News for John Marshall," with David B. Kopel, 121 Yale Law Journal Online 529 (2012). 

"Dead Document Walking," in Symposium, Originalism and Living Constitutionalism: A Symposium on Jack Balkin's Living Originalism and David Strauss's The Living Constitution, 92 Boston University Law Review 1225 (2012). 

"No History, No Certainty, No Legitimacy . . . No Problem: Originalism and the Limits of Legal Theory," 64 Florida Law Review 1551 (2012). 

"The PPACA in Wonderland," with David B. Kopel, 38 American Journal of Law and Medicine 269 (2012). 
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2011

"The American Experience with Territorial Governance," with Guy Seidman, in EU Law of the Overseas: Outermost Regions, Associated Overseas Countries and Territories, Territories Sui Generis 417, Dimity Kochenov, ed., Kluwer Law International (2011). 

"Bad News for Professor Koppelman: The Incidental Unconstitutionality of the Individual Mandate," with David B. Kopel, 121 Yale Law Journal Online 267 (2011). 
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"Optimal Specificity in the Law of Separation of Powers: The Numerous Clauses Principle," 124 Harvard Law Review Online Forum 42 (2011). 

"Rebel without a Clause: The Irrelevance of Article VI to Constitutional Supremecy," 110 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 33 (2011). 

"Stipulating the Law," 109 Michigan Law Review 1191 (2011). 
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"Truth, Justice, and the Libertarian Way(s)," in Symposium, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do: A Public Lecture and and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel's Recent Book, 91 Boston University Law Review 1347 (2011). 
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2010

"Burying the Constitution Under a TARP," 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy  (2010). 
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The Origins of the Necessary and Proper Clause, with G. Miller, R. Natelson & G. Seidman, Cambridge University Press (2010). 

2009

"The Constitutionality of Decolonization by Associated Statehood: Puerto Rico's Legal Status Reconsidered," with Robert D. Sloane, 50 Boston College Law Review 1123 (2009). 
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"The Constitution's Congress," in Symposium The Most Disparaged Branch: The Role of Congress in the Twenty-First Century, 89 Boston University Law Review 399 (2009). 
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Federal Administrative Law, 5th ed., West (2009). 

"It Depends," 62 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 139 (2009). 

Limited Government, Unlimited Administration: Is It Possible to Restore Constitutionalism?Heritage First Principles Series (2009). 

"The 'Principal' Reason Why the PCAOB Is Unconstitutional," 62 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 73 (2009). 

2008

"Dirty Dancing: The FDA Stumbles on the Chevron Two-Step," 93 Cornell Law Review 927 (2008). 
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"A Truism with Attitude: The Tenth Amendment in Constitutional Context," 83 Notre Dame Law Review 469 (2008). 
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"What Lurks Beneath: NSA Surveillance and Executive Power," 88 Boston University Law Review 375 (2008). 
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2007

"Mostly Unconstitutional: The Case Against Precedent Revisited," 5 Ave Maria Law Review 1 (2007). 
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"Ordinary Powers in Extraordinary Times: Common Sense in Times of Crisis," 87 Boston University Law Review 289 (2007). 
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"Reprocessing Vermont Yankee," with Jack Beermann, 75 George Washington Law Review 856 (2007). 
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"The Unitary Executive, Jurisdiction Stripping, and the Hamdan Opinions: A Textualist Response to Justice Scalia," with Steven G. Calabresi, 107 Columbia Law Review 1002 (2007). 
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2006

Federal Administrative Law, 4th ed., West Publishing Co. (2006). 

"The Jeffersonian Treaty Clause," with Guy Seidman, 2006 University of Illinois Law Review 1 (2006). 
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"Originalism As a Legal Enterprise," with Guy Seidman, 23 Constitutional Commentary 47 (2006). 
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2005

"Burning down the House (and Senate): A Presentment Requirement for Legislative Subpoenas Under the Orders, Resolutions, and Votes Clause," 83 Texas Law Review 1373 (2005). 
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"Discretion as Delegation: The 'Proper' Understanding of the Nondelegation Doctrine," 73 George Washington Law Review 235 (2005). 
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"Due Process Clause," in The Heritage Guide to the Constitution 337, E. Meese III, M. Spalding & D. Forte eds., Regnery Publishing (2005). 

"A Note on Non-Article III Courts," with Loren Smith, in The Heritage Guide to the Constitution 239, E. Meese III, M. Spalding & D. Forte eds., Regnery Publishing (2005). 

"'Oh Lord, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood!': Rediscovering the Mathews v. Eldridge and Penn Central Frameworks," with K. Ferguson & G. Montero, 81 Notre Dame Law Review 1 (2005). 
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"The Original 'Incorporation Debate’," with Guy Seidman, in The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 19, S. Levinson & B. Sparrow, eds., Rowman & Littlefield (2005). 

"Prolegomenon to Any Future Administrative Law Course: Separation of Powers and the Transcendental Deduction," 49 St. Louis University Law Journal 885 (2005). 
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"Supremacy Clause," in The Heritage Guide to the Constitution 291, E. Meese III, M. Spalding & D. Forte eds., Regnery Publishing (2005). 

2004

The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History, with Guy Seidman, Yale University Press (2004). 

"Departmentalism as a Structural Imperative," 20 Constitutional Commentary 379 (2004). 

Federal Administrative Law, 3d ed., Thomson/West and Teacher's Manual (2004). 

"Interpretative Equality as a Structural Imperative (or 'Pucker Up and Settle This!')," 20 Constitutional Commentary 379 (2004). 
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"Making a Federal Case of It: Sabri v. United States and the Constitution of Leviathan," 2003-04 Cato Supreme Court Review 119 (2004). 
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"Making Workshops Work," 54 Journal of Legal Education 302 (2004). 
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"Who's the Boss? Controlling Auditor Incentives Through Random Selection," with David Kahn, 53 Emory Law Review 391 (2004). 
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2003

"An Empirical Test of Justice Scalia's Commitment to the Rule of Law," 26 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 803 (2003). 
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2002

"Conservative or Constitutionalist?" 1 Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 81 (2002). 
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"Delegation and Original Meaning," 88 Virginia Law Review 327 (2002). 
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"The First 'Establishment' Clause: Article VII and the Post-Constitutional Confederation," with G. Seidman, 78 Notre Dame Law Review 83 (2002). 
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2001

"Controlling Precedent: Congressional Regulation of Judicial Decision-Making," 18 Constitutional Commentary 191 (2001). 
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"Everything I Need to Know About Presidents I Learned from Dr. Seuss," 24 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 381 (2001). 
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Federal Administrative Law and Teachers Manual, 2d ed., West Publishing Co. (2001). 

"The Hobbesian Constitution: Governing Without Authority," with Guy Seidman, 95 Northwestern University Law Review 581 (2001). 
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"When Did the Constitution Become Law," with Guy Seidman, 77 Notre Dame Law Review 1 (2001). 
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2000

"Casey at the Court," 17 Constitutional Commentary 161 (2000). 
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1999

"The Bill of Rights As an Exclamation Point," 33 University of Richmond Law Review 511 (1999). 
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"Delegation and the Constitution," 22 Regulation 23 (1999). 

"Downsizing the Right to Petition," with Guy Seidman, 93 Northwestern University Law Review 739 (1999). 
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"Taking Notes: Subpoenas and Just Compensation," with Guy Seidman, 66 University of Chicago Law Review 1081 (1999). 
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1998

Federal Administrative Law and Teachers Manual, West Publishing Co. (1998). 

1997

"A Farewell to Principles," 82 Iowa Law Review 893 (1997). 
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"On Reading Recipes -- And Constitutions," 85 Georgetown Law Review 1823 (1997). 
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"Reconceptualizing Chevron and Discretion: A Comment on Levin and Rubin," in Symposium on Administrative Law, 72 Chicago-Kent Law Review 1377 (1997). 
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1996

"The Executive Power of Constitutional Interpretation," with Chris Moore, 81 Iowa Law Review 1267 (1996). 
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"Legal Indeterminacy: Its Cause and Cure," 19 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 411 (1996). 
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"Outcome, Procedure, and Process: Agency Duties of Explanation for Legal Conclusions," 48 Rutgers Law Review 313 (1996). 
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1995

"Linguistics and Legal Epistemology: Why the Law Pays Less Attention to Linguists than It Should," 73 Washington University Law Quarterly 995 (1995). 
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"Who Legislates?" review of David Schoenbrod, Power Without Responsibility, Yale University Press (1993), 1995 Public Interest Law Review 147 (1995). 
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1994

Book Review, Michael J. Perry, The Constitution in the Courts: Law or Politics?, Oxford University Press, The Federalist Paper ___ (1994). 

"The Constitutional Case Against Precedent," 17 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 23 (1994). 
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"Feminist Legal Theories," 18 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 325 (1994). 
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"Proving Ownership," 11 Social Philosophy & Policy 139 (1994). 

"The Rise and Rise of the Administrative State," 107 Harvard Law Review 1231 (1994). 
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1993

"Foreword: Two Visions of the Nature of Man," with Steven G. Calabresi, in Symposium on The Legacy of the Federalist Papers, 16 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 1 (1993). 
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"The 'Proper' Scope of Federal Power: A Jurisdictional Interpretation of the Sweeping Clause," with Patricia B. Granger, 43 Duke Law Journal 267 (1993). 
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"Thayer Versus Marshall," 88 Northwestern University Law Review 221 (1993). 
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1992

"Congress, the Court, and the Bill of Rights - Panel III," in Symposium on The Congress: Representation, Accountability and the Rule of Law, 23 Cumberland Law Review 103 (1992). 

"Efficiency and Individualism," 42 Duke Law Journal 53 (1992). 
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"Equity and Hierarchy: Reflections on the Harris Execution," with Steven G. Calabresi, 102 Yale Law Journal 255 (1992). 
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"Everyday People," review of Joseph Goldstein, The Intelligible Constitution, Oxford University Press (1992), 78 American Bar Association Journal 113 (Dec. 1992). 

"Foreword: The Constitution of Responsibility," with Steven G. Calabresi, in Symposium on The Constitution of Responsibility, 77 Cornell Law Review 955 (1992). 
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"An Interpretivist Agenda," 15 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 157 (1992). 
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"Proving the Law," 86 Northwestern University Law Review 859 (1992). 
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1991

"An Abuse of Authority," American Bar Association Journal 44 (Nov. 1991). 

"Introduction: Prospects for the Rule of Law," with Steven G. Calabresi, in Symposium Legal Systems in Transition: New Directions for Eastern Europe, 21 Cumberland Law Review 427 (1990-91). 
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"Operation Rescue - Was the Justice Dept. Right to Intervene in Wichita?" with C. L. Davis & E. W. Paul, 77 American Bar Association Journal 44 (1991). 
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"A Tale of Two Professions: The Third-Party Liability of Accountants and Attorneys for Negligent Misrepresentation," with Tamara Mattison, 52 Ohio State Law Journal 1309 (1991). 
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1990

"Caveat Auditor: The Rise of Accountants' Liability," with Walter K. Olson, Claims 34 (Apr. 1990). 

"Territorial Governments and the Limits of Formalism," 78 California Law Review 853 (1990). 
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1989

"AIDS, Astrology, and Arline: Towards a Causal Interpretation of Section 504," 17 Hofstra Law Review 237 (1989). 
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1988

"The Ethics of Insider Trading," 11 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 727 (1988). 
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"In Praise of Woodenness," 11 George Mason University Law Review 21 (1988). 
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1985

"Antitrust: Fear of Fairness," 9 Regulation 5 (Dec. 1985). 

"Insider Trading As Victimless Crime," 9 Regulation 8 (May/June 1985). 

"A Truce in the Takeover Wars?" 9 Regulation 4 (Mar./Apr. 1985). 

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