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Mitchell N. Berman

  • Richard Dale Endowed Chair in Law, Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director, Law & Philosophy Program

Publications

Articles

  • On What Distinguishes New Originalism From Old: A Jurisprudential Take, 82 Fordham Law Review 545 (2013) (with Kevin Toh).
  • Pluralistic Nonoriginalism and the Combinability Problem, 91 Texas Law Review 1739 (2013) (with Kevin Toh).
  • Coercion, Compulsion, and the Medicaid Expansion: A Study in the Doctrine of Unconstitutional Conditions, 91 Texas Law Review 1283 (2013).
  • Attempts, in Language and in Law, 6 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 1 (2012).
  • Rehabilitating Retributivism, Law & Philosophy (October 2012).
  • Punishment and Culpability, 9 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 441 (2012).
  • Replay, 99 California Law Review 1683 (2011).
  • "Let `Em Play" A Study in the Jurisprudence of Sport, 99 Georgetown Law Journal 1325 (2011).
  • Provocation Manslaughter as Partial Justification and Partial Excuse, 52 William and Mary Law Review 1027 (2011) (with Ian P. Farrell).
  • Constitutional Constructions and Constitutional Decision Rules: Thoughts on the Carving of Implementation Space [Symposium: The Interpretation/Construction Distinction in Constitutional Law: Annual Meeting of the AALS Section on Constitutional Law], 27 Constitutional Commentary 39 (2010).
  • Hasn't Kesen Suffered Enough? Austin American-Statesman, February 20, 2010. <http://www.statesman.com/opinion/berman-hasnt-kesen-hu-suffered-enough-262173.html>
  • Symposium Foreword [Symposium: Supreme Court Review], 44 Tulsa Law Review 467 (2009).
  • After Further Review, Slate, December 22, 2009. <http://www.slate.com/id/2239018/>
  • Originalism is Bunk, 84 New York University Law Review 1 (2009).
  • Punishment and Justification, 118 Ethics 258 (2008).
  • Originalism and Its Discontents (Plus a Thought or Two About Abortion), January 16, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=957630
  • Orignalism and Its Discontents (Plus a Thought or Two About Abortion), 24 Constitutional Commentary 383 (2007).
  • Meta-Blackmail and the Evidentiary Theory: Still Taking Motives Seriously, 94 Georgetown Law Journal 787 (2006).
  • Democracies Young and Old Need Restraint, Dallas Morning News, May 20, 2005, at 33A.
  • Lesser Evils and Justification: A Less Close Look, 24 Law & Philosophy 681 (2005).
  • Managing Gerrymandering, 83 Texas Law Review 781 (2005). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/mberman/gerrymandering.pdf>
  • Putting Fairness on the Map: The High Court Has a Chance to Ease Flagrant Partisan Gerrymandering, Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2004, at B15.
  • Constitutional Decision Rules, 90 Virginia Law Review 1 (2004). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/mberman/constitutional.pdf>
  • Guillen and Gullibility: Piercing the Surface of Commerce Clause Doctrine, 89 Iowa Law Review 1487 (2004). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/mberman/guillen.pdf>
  • Getting off the Dole: Why the Court Should Abandon Its Spending Doctrine, and How a Too-Clever Congress Could Provoke It to Do So, 78 Indiana Law Journal 459 (2003) (with Lynn A. Baker).
  • Justification and Excuse, Law and Morality, 53 Duke Law Journal 1 (2003). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/mberman/lawandmorality.pdf>
  • The Normative Functions of Coercion Claims, 8 Legal Theory 45 (2002).
  • Commercial Speech and the Unconstitutional Conditions Doctrine: A Second Look at "The Greater Includes the Lesser," 55 Vanderbilt Law Review 693 (2002). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/mberman/vandy-final.pdf>
  • State Accountability for Violations of Intellectual Property Rights: How to "Fix" Florida Prepaid (And How Not To), 79 Texas Law Review 1037 (2001) (with R. Anthony Reese & Ernest A. Young). <http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/treese/tlr_v79_n5/index.html>
  • Coercion Without Baselines: Unconstitutional Conditions in Three Dimensions, 90 Georgetown Law Journal 1 (2001).
  • The Evidentiary Theory of Blackmail: Taking Motives Seriously, 65 University of Chicago Law Review 795 (1998).
  • Regulating Violence on Television, 89 Northwestern University Law Review 1487 (1995).
  • Note, Removal and the Eleventh Amendment: The Case for District Court Remand Discretion to Avoid a Bifurcated Suit, 92 Michigan Law Review 683 (1993).

Reviews

Contributions

  • Reflective Equilibrium and Constitutional Method: Lessons from John McCain and the Natural-Born Citizenship Clause in The Challenge of Originalism 246 (Grant Huscroft and Bradley W. Miller, eds.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • Constitutional Theory and the Rule of Recognition: Toward a Fourth Theory of Law, in The Rule of Recognition and the U.S. Constitution 269 (Matthew D. Adler & Kenneth Einar Himma eds.; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

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