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Frank B. Cross

  • Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law; Professor of Law

Publications

Books

  • Business Law: Text and Cases: Legal, Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environments (West's Business Law) (South-Western Cengage Learning, 11th ed. 2009) (with Kenneth W. Clarkson, Gaylord A. Jentz & Roger LeRoy Miller).
  • The Theory and Practice of Statutory Interpretation (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009).
  • Measuring Judicial Activism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) (with Stefanie A. Lindquist).
  • The Legal Environment Today: Business in its Ethical, Regulatory, E-Commerce, and International Setting. 5th ed. (St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007) (with Roger LeRoy Miller).
  • Decision Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007).
  • Law and Corporate Finance (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007) (with Robert A. Prentice).
  • West's Business Law, Alternate UCC Comprehensive Edition (St. Paul: West, 1999, 1996, 1993, 1990) (with Kenneth W. Clarkson, Gaylord A. Jentz & Roger LeRoy Miller).
  • West's Advanced Topics and Contemporary Issues (St. Paul: West, 1998, 1995, 1992).
  • West's Legal Environment of Business (St. Paul: West, 1998, 1995, 1992) (with Roger LeRoy Miller).
  • West's Business Law (St. Paul: West, 1998, 1995, 1992, 1989) (with Kenneth W. Clarkson, Gaylord A. Jentz & Roger LeRoy Miller).
  • West's Legal Environment Today (St. Paul: West, 1999, 1996, 1993) (with Roger LeRoy Miller).
  • Federal Environmental Regulation of Real Estate (New York: Warren Gorham & Lamont, 1993; semi-annual updates through 1996)
  • Legal Responses to Indoor Air Pollution (Westport, CT: Quorum Press, 1990).
  • Environmentally Induced Cancer and the Law (Westport, CT: Quorum Press, 1989).
  • Debating Topicality (San Francisco: Griffin Press, 1987).

Articles

  • Originalism - The Forgotten Years, 28 Constitutional Commentary 37 (2012).
  • A Positive Political Theory of Rules and Standards, 12 University of Illinois Law Review 1 (2012) (with Tonja Jacobi and Emerson Tiller).
  • The Ideology of Supreme Court Opinions and Citations, 97 Iowa Law Review 693 (2012).
  • Tort Law and the American Economy, 96 Minnesota Law Review 28 (2011).
  • Citations in the U.S. Supreme Court: An Empirical Study of Their Use and Significance, 2010 University of Illinois Law Review 489 (2010) (with James E. Spriggs II, Timothy R. Johnson & Paul J. Wahlbeck).
  • The Most Important (and Best) Supreme Court Opinions and Justices, 60 Emory Law Journal 409 (2010) (with James F. Spriggs II). View Article
  • Judging the Judges, 58 Duke Law Journal 427 (2009) (with Stefanie A. Lindquist).
  • Understanding Collegiality on the Court [Symposium: Positive Approaches to Constitutional Law and Theory], 10 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 257 (2008) (with Emerson H. Tiller).
  • Chief Justice Roberts and Precedent: A Preliminary Study, 86 North Carolina Law Review 1251 (2008).
  • Perhaps We Should Pay Federal Circuit Judges More, 88 Boston University Law Review 815 (2008).
  • The Reagan Revolution in the Network of Law, 57 Emory Law Journal 1227 (2008).
  • The Significance of Statutory Interpretive Methodologies, 82 Notre Dame Law Review 1971 (2007).
  • The Scientific Study of Judicial Activism, 91 Minnesota Law Review 1752 (2007) (with Stefanie A. Lindquist).
  • Warren Court Precedents in the Rehnquist Court [Symposium: The Rehnquist Court in Empirical and Statistical Retrospective], 24 Constitutional Commentary 3 (2007) (with Thomas A. Smith & Antonio Tomarchio).
  • The Rhetoric of Restraint and the Ideology of Activism [Symposium: The Rehnquist Court in Empirical and Statistical Retrospective], 24 Constitutional Commentary 103 (2007) (with Stefanie A. Lindquist & Joseph L. Smith).
  • What Is Legal Doctrine?, 100 Northwestern University Law Review 517 (2006) (with Emerson H. Tiller).
  • The Economic Value of Securities Regulation, 28 Cardozo Law Review 333 (2006) (with Robert A. Prentice).
  • Appellate Court Adherence to Precedent, 2 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 207 (2005).
  • Empirically Testing Dworkin's Chain Novel Theory: Studying the Path of Precedent, 80 New York University Law Review 1156 (2005) (with Stefanie A. Lindquist).
  • Law and Trust, 93 Georgetown Law Journal 1457 (2005).
  • Thoughts on Goldilocks and Judicial Independence, 64 Ohio State Law Journal 195 (2003).
  • Decisionmaking in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, 91 California Law Review 1457 (2003).
  • America the Adversarial, 89 Virginia Law Review 189 (2003) (reviewing Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, by Robert A. Kagan).
  • The Naïve Environmentalist, 53 Case Western Reserve Law Review 477 (2002).
  • Above the Rules: A Response to Epstein and King [Exchange: Empirical Research and the Goals of Legal Scholarship], 69 University of Chicago Law Review 135 (2002) (with Michael Heise & Gregory C. Sisk).
  • Law and Economic Growth [Symposium: The Impact of Civil Justice on the American Economy & Polity], 80 Texas Law Review 1737 (2002).
  • The Error of Positive Rights, 48 UCLA Law Review 857 (2001).
  • Strategic Institutional Effects on Supreme Court Decisionmaking, 95 Northwestern University Law Review 1437 (2001) (with Blake J. Nelson).
  • The Three Faces of Federalism: An Empirical Assessment of Supreme Court Federalism Jurisprudence, 73 Southern California Law Review 741 (2000) (with Emerson H. Tiller).
  • What's Not to Like (About Being a Lawyer)?, 109 Yale Law Journal 1443 (2000) (essay reviewing Lawyer: A Life of Counsel and Controversy, by Arthur L. Liman) (with Charles Silver).
  • A Public Choice Case for the Administrative State, 89 Georgetown Law Journal 97 (2000) (with David B. Spence).
  • Institutions and Enforcement of the Bill of Rights, 85 Cornell Law Review 1529 (2000).
  • In Praise of Irrational Plaintiffs, 86 Cornell Law Review 1 (2000).
  • Incorporating Hormesis in Risk Regulation, 30 Environmental Law Reporter 10778 (2000).
  • Comparative Judicial Databases, 83 Judicature 11 (2000).
  • Pragmatic Pathologies of Judicial Review of Adminstrative Rulemaking, 78 North Carolina Law Review 1013 (2000).
  • Shattering the Fragile Case for Judicial Review of Administrative Rulemaking, 85 Virginia Law Review 1243 (1999).
  • The Relevance of Law in Human Rights Protection, 19 International Review of Law & Economics 87 (1999).
  • Realism About Federalism, 74 New York University Law Review 1304 (1999).
  • The Judiciary and Public Choice, 50 Hastings Law Review 359 (1999).
  • A Modest Reply to Judge Wald, 99 Columbia Law Review 262 (1999) (with Emerson H. Tiller).
  • A Modest Proposal for Improving American Justice, 99 Columbia Law Review 215 (1999) (with Emerson H. Tiller).
  • Common Law Conceits: A Comment on Meirs & Yandle, 7 George Mason Law Review 965 (1999).
  • Facts and Values in Risk Assessment, 59 Reliability Engineering & System Safety 27 (1998).
  • Judicial Partisanship and Obedience to Legal Doctrine, 107 Yale Law Journal 2155 (1998) (with Emerson H. Tiller).
  • Lawyers, the Economy, and Society, 35 American Business Law Journal 477 (1998).
  • The Puzzle of Environmental Politics, 9 Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 1 (1998) (with J. Wiener).
  • The Justices of Strategy, 48 Duke Law Journal 511 (1998).
  • The Subtle Vices of Environmental Values, 8 Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 151 (1997).
  • International Determinants of Human Rights and Welfare: Law, Wealth, or Culture, 7 Indiana International & Comparative Law Review 265 (1997).
  • Political Science and the New Legal Realism, 92 Northwestern Law Review 251 (1997).
  • The Consequences of Compromise, 75 Washington University Law Quarterly 1155 (1997).
  • Paradoxical Perils of the Precautionary Principle-The Role of Lawyers in Positive Theories of Doctrinal Evolution, 45 Emory Law Journal 523 (1996).
  • A Different Perspective on Environmental Racism, 1 Planning Forum 71 (1995).
  • When Environmental Regulations Kill: The Role of Health/Health Analysis, 22 Ecology Law Quarterly 728 (1995).
  • Shouldn't We Regulate the Worst Things First?: Environmentalism's Strange Fear of Science, 4 New York University Environmental Law Journal 312 (1995).
  • The Public Role in Risk Control, 24 Environmental Law 887 (1994).
  • Establishing Environmental Innocence, 23 Real Estate Law Journal 332 (1994).
  • Economic Determinants of Environmental Compliance, 8 Industrial and Environmental Crisis Quarterly 227 (1994).
  • And the Meek Shall Inherit Cleaner Earth, 9 Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law 269 (1994) (with S. Segal).
  • Law Versus Economics, 17 Law & Social Inquiry 301 (1993).
  • Restoring Restoration for Natural Resource Damages, 24 University of Toledo Law Review 319 (1993).
  • The Risk of Reliance on Risk Perception, 3 Risk: Issues in Health and Safety 59 (1992).
  • Realistic Control of Indoor Rn: A Response to Mossman and Sollitto, 61 Health Physics 913 (1992).
  • The First Thing We Do Let's Kill All the Economists: An Empirical Evaluation of the Effect of Lawyers on the United States Economy and Political System, 70 Texas Law Review 645 (1992).
  • The Case for a Texas Compulsory Unitization Statute, 23 St. Mary's Law Journal 1099 (1992) (with P. Murray).
  • Author's Response, 29 Amerian Business Law Journal 529 (1992).
  • A Syncretic Perspective on Economic Growth and Environmental Protection, 2 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 53 (1992).
  • The Weaning of the Green: Environmentalism Comes of Age in the 1990s, 33 Business Horizons 40 (1990).
  • Discernible Risk: A Proposed Standard for Significant Risk in Carcinogen Regulation, 43 Administrative Law Review 61 (1990) (with L. Lave & D. Byrd).
  • The Surviving Significance of the Unitary Executive, 27 Houston Law Review 599 (1990).
  • Natural Resource Damage Valuation, 42 Vanderbilt Law Review 269 (1989).
  • Rethinking Environmental Citizen Suits, 8 Temple Journal of Environmental Law & Technology 55 (1989).
  • Executive Orders 12291 and 12498: A Test Case in Presidential Control of Executive Agencies, 4 Journal of Law & Politics 583 (1988).
  • Liability for Toxic Radon Gas in Residential Home Sales, 88 North Carolina Law Review 201 (1988) (with P. Murray).
  • The Constitutional Legitimacy and Significance of Presidential Signing Statements, 40 Administrative Law Review 209 (1988).
  • Dimensions of a Private Right of Action Under Superfund, 19 Connecticut Law Review 193 (1987).
  • "Export Death": Ethical Issues and the International Trade in Hazardous Products, 25 American Business Law Journal 47 (1987) (with B. Winslett).
  • The Global Environment: A Proposal To Eliminate Marine Oil Pollution, 27 Natural Resources Journal 157 (1987) (with B. Shaw & B. Winslett).
  • A Right of Press Access to U.S. Military Operations, 21 Suffolk University Law Review 801 (1987) (with S. Griffin).
  • Settlement Under the 1986 Superfund Amendments, 66 Oregon Law Review 517 (1987).
  • Asbestos in Schools: A Remonstrance Against Panic, 11 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 73 (1986).
  • Beyond Benzene: Establishing Principles for a Significance Threshold on Regulatable Risks of Cancer, 35 Emory Law Journal 1 (1986).
  • Procedural Due Process Under Superfund, 1986 Brigham Young Law Journal 919 (1986).
  • Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act: A New Approach to the Control of Airborne Carcinogens, 13 Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 215 (1986).
  • The Reagan Administration's Nonproliferation Nonpolicy, 33 Catholic Law Review 633 (1984) (with C. Smith).

Reviews

  • Law as Courtesy?, 47 Tulsa Law Review 219 (2011) (reviewing All Judges are Political Except When They are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law, by Keith J. Bybee).
  • Collegial Ideology in the Courts, 103 Northwestern University Law Review 1399 (2009) (reviewing Are Judges Political? by Cass R. Sunstein, David Schkade, Lisa M. Ellman & Andres Sawicki, & Judging on a Collegial Court by Virginia A. Hettinger, Stefanie A. Lindquist, & Wendy L. Martinek). <http://www.law.northwestern.edu/lawreview/v103/n3/1399/LR103n3Cross.pdf>
  • What Do Judges Want?, 87 Texas Law Review 183 (2008) (reviewing How Judges Think, by Richard A. Posner).
  • Gay Politics and Precedents, 103 Michigan Law Review 1186 (2005) (reviewing Gay Rights and American Law, by Daniel R. Pinello).
  • Gay Rights and American Law, by Daniel R. Pinello, 18 Law & Politics Book Review No. 8 (2003).
  • The Politics of Judges, Court Review, Summer 2000, at 18 (reviewing In Defense of a Political Court, by Terry Jennings Peretti).

Contributions

  • Law Is Politics in What’s Law Got to Do With It? 92 (Charles Geyh, ed.; Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2011).
  • Judicial Independence, in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics 557 (Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen & Gregory A. Caldeira, eds.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • Rethinking Joint and Several Liability, in A Mandate For Change: Lawsuit Reform in Texas 1995 1 (Texans for Lawsuit Reform, 1995).
  • Indoor Air Pollution, in Environmental Issues in Real Estate (Chicago: American Bar Association 1995).
  • Legal Aspects of Radon Gas in Residential Home Sales, in Environmental Radon: Occurrence, Control and Health Hazards 352 (S.K. Majumdar, R.E. Schmalz & E.W. Miller eds; Eaton, PA: Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 1990).
  • Forms of Business Ownership, in Understanding Business in the 80s and Beyond (Blanchard ed.; New York: Prentice-Hall, 1987).
  • Government, Law and Business, in Understanding Business (Blanchard & Nelson eds.; New York: Prentice-Hall, 1987).
  • Business Organizations and Taxation, in Financial Management and Strategy 12 (Levy ed.; New York: Prentice-Hall, 1987).
  • Employment Law, in Business Law: Text and Cases 1119 (Howell, Allison & Prentice eds.; New York: Dryden Press, 1987).

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