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JOHN O. MCGINNIS

2021

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Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

Working Papers

2020

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Working Papers

2019

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Working Papers

2018

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Working Papers

2017

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2016

Articles

  • Dworkinian Antitrust, 102 Iowa Law Review 1 (2016) (Co-authored by: Andrew R. Meerkins).
  • Scalia’s Final Vote, City Journal (Nov. 16, 2016).
  • Neutral Principles and Some Campaign Finance Problems, 57 William And Mary Law Review 841 (2016).
  • How Innovation Makes Us More Equal, 39 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 47 (2016).

2015

Articles

  • Originalism, Hypothesis Testing, and Big Data, Proceedings of 15th Annual Conference of The International Association of Artificial Intelligence & Law 201 (2015) (Co-authored by: Branden Stein).
  • John Roberts’s Principled Mistake, City Journal (June 29, 2015).
  • Staging Scalia, City Journal (May 25, 2015).
  • Public Choice Originalism: Bork, Buchanan, and the Escape from the Progressive Paradigm, 10 Journal of Law, Economics and Policy 669 (2014).
  • Why Progressives Mislead, 25 No. 1 City Journal (Winter 2015).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • College Tenure Has Reached Its Sell-By Date, Wall Street Journal (Aug. 11, 2015) (Co-authored by: Max M. Schanzenbach).
  • Law and Innovation, Washington Times (July 26, 2015).

2014

Articles

  • An Originalist Future, 15 Engage: Journal of The Federalist Society Practice Groups 34 (2014) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).
  • Law’s Algorithm, 66 Florida Law Review 991 (2014) (Co-authored by: Steven Wasick).
  • The Great Disruption: How Machine Intelligence Will Transform the Role of Lawyers in the Delivery of Legal Services, 82 Fordham Law Review 3041 (2014) (Co-authored by: Russell G. Pearce).
  • Machines v. Lawyers, City Journal (Spring 2014).
  • Robert Bork: Intellectual Leader of the Legal Right, 80 The University of Chicago Law Review Dialogue 235-242 (2014).
  • John O. McGinnis, Akhil Reed Amar, David Barron, Hon. C. Boyden Gray, and Victoria Nourse are the panelistss for The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies: 2012 National Lawyers Convention, Showcase Panel II: Separation of Powers, 59 Loyola Law Review 573-621 (2013) (Co-authored by: Akhil Reed Amar, David Barron, Hon. C. Boyden Gray, and Victoria Nourse).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

Working Papers

  • Public Choice Originalism: Bork, Buchanan and the Escape from the Progressive Paradigm.

2013

Books

  • Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard University Press 2013) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).
  • Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology (Princeton University Press 2013).
  • Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard University Press 2013) (Co-authored by: M. Rappaport).

Articles

  • The Constitution and Information Politics, 61 Drake Law Review 1055-1084 (2013).

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Working Papers

2012

Articles

  • Federalism as a Discovery Process and a Catalyst for Humility, 35 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 115-120 (2012).
  • A Politics of Knowledge, National Affairs (Winter 2012).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Law Schools, Wall Street Journal, 15 (January 17, 2012) (Co-authored by: Russell D. Mangas).

2011

Articles

  • Laws for Learning in an Age of Acceleration, 53 William and Mary Law Review 305-350 (2011).
  • Accelerating AI, 104 Northwestern University Law Review 1253-1269 (2010).
  • Originalism and Precedent, 34 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 121-127 (2011) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

2010

Articles

  • Originalism and the Good Constitution, 98 Georgetown Law Journal 1693 (2010) (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport).
  • The Case Against Public Sector Unions, 162 Policy Review 3 (2010) (Co-authored by: Max Schanzenbach).
  • In Praise of Supreme Court Filibusters, 33 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 39-46 (2010) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • When Justice Comes Naturally , Wall Street Journal (August 27, 2010 ).
  • David Souter’s Bad Constitutional History, Wall Street Journal, A15 (June 14, 2010) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).
  • Confidential Conundrum, Wall Street Journal, 15 (May 28, 2010).

2009

Articles

  • Medellín and the Future of International Delegation , 118 Yale Law Journal 1712-1760 (2009).
  • Losing the Law War: The Bush Administration’s Strategic Errors, 25 Georgia State University Law Review 377-396 (2008).
  • Reconciling Originalism and Precedent , 103 Northwestern University Law Review 803-856 (2009) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).
  • Original Methods Originalism: A New Theory of Interpretation and the Case Against Construction, 103 Northwestern University Law Review 751-802 (2009) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).
  • Democracy and International Human Rights Law, 84 Notre Dame Law Review 1739-1798 (2009) (Co-authored by: Ilya Somin ).
  • Judging Facts Like Law, 25 Constitutional Commentary 69-130 (2008) (Co-authored by: Charles W. Mulaney ).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • Power Grabs (reviewing Harvey Silverglate’s Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent), National Review (October 5, 2009).
  • The Decider: One Justice Routinely Tips the Supreme Court into a Majority. What Principles Guide His Thinking, Wall Street Journal (August 27, 2009).

2008

Articles

  • The Condorcet Case for Supermajority Rules , 16 Supreme Court Economic Review 39-115 (2008) (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport ).
  • A Pragmatic Defense of Originalism , 31 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 917-935 (2008) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).
  • Original Interpretive Principles as the Core of Originalism, 24 Constitutional Commentary 371-382 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport ).
  • The Federalist Approach to the First Amendment , 31 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 127-132 (2008).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • McCain and the Supreme Court , Wall Street Journal, page A14 (February 4, 2008) (Co-authored by: Steven G. Calabresi).

Working Papers

2007

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  • It’s the Spending, Stupid , National Review Online (December 19, 2007) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).
  • Executive Power in the War on Terror , 146 Policy Review 63-75 (December 2007/January 2008).
  • Originalism and Supermajoritarianism: Defending the Nexus, 102 Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy 18 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport ).
  • Majority and Supermajority Rules: Three Views of the Capitol , 85 Texas Law Review 1115-1183 (2007).
  • Should International Law Be Part of Our Law? , 59 Stanford Law Review 1175-1247 (2007) (Co-authored by: Ilya Somin ).
  • Remarks on the Installation of Mark Movsesian as Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law , 35 Hofstra Law Review 31-36 (2006).
  • The Comparative Disadvantage of Customary International Law , 30 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 7-14 (2006).
  • A Pragmatic Defense of Originalism, 2007 Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy 1 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).
  • A Pragmatic Defense of Originalism, 101 Northwestern University Law Review 383-397 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • Coming to Order: How the Supreme Court Really Works, Wall Street Journal (March 15, 2007).

2006

Articles

  • Contemporary Foreign and International Law in Constitutional Construction, 69 Albany Law Review 801-808 (2006).
  • The Judicial Filibuster, The Median Senator, and the Countermajoritarian Difficulty, 2005 Supreme Court Review 257-306 (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport).
  • Foreign to Our Constitution, 100 Northwestern University Law Review 303-329 (2006).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • What Happens on Election Day Day (reviewing Alan Wolfe’s Does Democracy Still Work and Sanford Levinson’s Our Undemocratic Constitution) , Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2006).
  • A Justice Is Weighed in the Balance, Wall Street Journal, page D8 (January 31, 2006).

2005

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  • The Patterns and Implications of Political Contributions by Elite Law School Faculty, 93 Georgetown Law Journal 1167-1212 (2005) (Co-authored by: Matthew A. Schwartz, and Benjamin Tisdell).
  • Judges in the Culture Wars Crossfire, Aba Journal (October 2005) (Co-authored by: Erwin Chemerinsky, Christine Durham, Tom Feeney, Michael Tigar, and Robert Utter) .
  • Supermajority Rules and the Judicial Confirmation Process, 26 Cardozo Law Review 543-578 (2005) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).
  • The World Trade Organization as a Structure of Liberty, 28 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 81-88 (2004).
  • Federalism vs. States' Rights: A Defense of Judicial Review in a Federal System, 99 Northwestern University Law Review 89-130 (2004) (Co-authored by: Ilya Somin).
  • Individualism and World Order, The National Interest 41-51 (Winter 2004/05).
  • Lawrence v. Texas and Judicial Hubris, 102 Michigan Law Review 1555-1614 (2004) (Co-authored by: Nelson Lund).

Contributions to Books

  • The Appointments Clause, in The Heritage Guide To The United States Constitution, edited by Edwin Meese, David F. Forte, and Matthew Spalding (Regnery Pub., Heritage Foundation 2005).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • At Law School, Unstrict Scrutiny, Wall Street Journal, page D10 (July 27, 2005) .

2004

Articles

  • Response: Against Global Governance in the WTO, 45 Harvard International Law Journal 353-365 (2004) (Co-authored by: Mark L. Movsesian).
  • The World Trade Constitution (2004) (Co-authored by: Mark Movsesian) .
  • Decentralizing Constitutional Provisions Versus Judicial Oligarchy: A Reply to Professor Koppelman, 20 Constitutional Commentary 39-59 (2003).
  • The Limits of International Law in Protecting Dignity, 27 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 137-144 (2003).
  • The Political Economy of International Antitrust Harmonization, 45 William And Mary Law Review 549-594 (2003).

Contributions to Books

  • The Political Economy of International Antitrust Harmonization, in Competition Laws in Conflict: Antitrust Jurisdiction in the Global Economy, edited by Richard A. Epstein and Michael S. Greve (The AEI Press 2004).
  • Calvin Coolidge, in Presidential Leadership, edited by James Taranto and Leonard Leo (Free Press 2004).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • More Than a Penny for Their Thoughts (reviewing Richard Vedder's Going Broke by Degrees), Wall Street Journal (November 17, 2004) .
  • Whose Constitution Is It, Anyway? Judicial Review Has Its Limits, Wall Street Journal (August 11, 2004).
  • Hey, Big Spenders: Here's a Law That Could Stop You!, Wall Street Journal (February 3, 2004) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

2003

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  • The Appropriate Hierarchy of Global Multilateralism and Customary International Law: The Example of the WTO, 44 Virginia Journal of International Law 229-284 (2003).
  • From Bad to Worse: Affirmative Action and Prescription Drugs and What They Have to Do With Each Other, National Review (July 28, 2003).
  • Lawyers As the Enemies of Truth, 26 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 231-234 (2003).
  • Continuity and Coherence in the Rehnquist Court, 47 Saint Louis University Law Journal 875-887 (2003).
  • Rehnquist's Court Renewed Civic Virtues, Time Magazine (June 30, 2003).
  • The Senator and the Chief Justice, National Review Online (June 17, 2003).
  • Symmetric Entrenchment: A Constitutional and Normative Theory, 89 Virginia Law Review 385-445 (2003) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

2002

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  • Our Supermajoritarian Constitution, 80 Texas Law Review 703-806 (2002) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).
  • Reviving Tocqueville's America: The Rehnquist Court’s Jurisprudence of Social Discovery, 90 California Law Review 485-571 (2002).
  • Presidential Review as Constitutional Restoration, 51 Duke Law Journal 901-961 (2001).
  • Popular Sovereignty and the Electoral College, 29 Florida State University Law Review 995-1004 (2001).
  • The Symbiosis of Constitutionalism and Technology, 25 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 3-14 (2001).

Op-Eds/Blog Posts/Popular Press

  • Now is the Time to Retool, National Law Journal, A12 (December 16, 2002) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport) .