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JOHN O. MCGINNIS

2019

Periodical Articles

April 2019

2018

Papers

December 2018

July 2018

Periodical Articles

August 2018

June 2018

April 2018

February 2018

2017

Newspaper Articles

June 2017

Other

July 2017

Papers

March 2017

Periodical Articles

August 2017

June 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

Periodical Articles

November 2016

  • Dworkinian Antitrust, 102 Iowa Law Review 1 (2016) (Co-authored by: Andrew R. Meerkins).
  • Scalia’s Final Vote, City Journal (Nov. 16, 2016).

May 2016

April 2016

  • Neutral Principles and Some Campaign Finance Problems, 57 William And Mary Law Review 841 (2016).

March 2016

February 2016

  • How Innovation Makes Us More Equal, 39 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 47 (2016).

2015

Newspaper Articles

August 2015

  • College Tenure Has Reached Its Sell-By Date, Wall Street Journal (Aug. 11, 2015) (Co-authored by: Max M. Schanzenbach).

July 2015

  • Law and Innovation, Washington Times (July 26, 2015).

June 2015

  • John Roberts’s Principled Mistake, City Journal (June 29, 2015).

May 2015

  • Staging Scalia, City Journal (May 25, 2015).

Periodical Articles

July 2015

  • 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).

April 2015

  • Public Choice Originalism: Bork, Buchanan, and the Escape from the Progressive Paradigm, 10 Journal of Law, Economics And Policy 669 (2014).

March 2015

February 2015

  • Why Progressives Mislead, 25 No. 1 City Journal (Winter 2015).

2014

Newspaper Articles

December 2014

Periodical Articles

December 2014

  • An Originalist Future, 15 Engage: Journal of The Federalist Society Practice Groups 34 (2014) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

October 2014

  • Law’s Algorithm, 66 Florida Law Review 991 (2014) (Co-authored by: Steven Wasick).

May 2014

  • 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).

April 2014

  • Machines v. Lawyers, City Journal (Spring 2014).

February 2014

  • Robert Bork: Intellectual Leader of the Legal Right, 80 The University of Chicago Law Review Dialogue 235-242 (2014).

January 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).

SSRN

February 2014

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

2013

Books and other Monographs

October 2013

  • Originalism And The Good Constitution (Harvard University Press 2013) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

January 2013

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

Other

October 2013

September 2013

Periodical Articles

November 2013

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

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June 2013

2012

Newspaper Articles

January 2012

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

Periodical Articles

June 2012

February 2012

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

January 2012

  • A Politics of Knowledge, National Affairs (Winter 2012).

2011

Periodical Articles

December 2011

  • Laws for Learning in an Age of Acceleration, 53 William And Mary Law Review 305-350 (2011).

January 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

Newspaper Articles

October 2010

  • When Justice Comes Naturally , Wall Street Journal (August 27, 2010 ).

June 2010

  • David Souter’s Bad Constitutional History, Wall Street Journal, A15 (June 14, 2010) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).

May 2010

  • Confidential Conundrum, Wall Street Journal, 15 (May 28, 2010).

Periodical Articles

October 2010

  • 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).

May 2010

January 2010

  • In Praise of Supreme Court Filibusters, 33 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 39-46 (2010) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).

2009

Newspaper Articles

October 2009

  • Power Grabs (reviewing Harvey Silverglate’s Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent), National Review (October 5, 2009).

September 2009

  • The Decider: One Justice Routinely Tips the Supreme Court into a Majority. What Principles Guide His Thinking, Wall Street Journal (August 27, 2009).

Periodical Articles

September 2009

  • 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).

July 2009

  • 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 ).
  • Reconciling Originalism and Precedent , 103 Northwestern University Law Review 803-856 (2009) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport ).

June 2009

  • Democracy and International Human Rights Law, 84 Notre Dame Law Review 1739-1798 (2009) (Co-authored by: Ilya Somin ).

April 2009

  • Judging Facts Like Law, 25 Constitutional Commentary 69-130 (2008) (Co-authored by: Charles W. Mulaney ).

2008

Newspaper Articles

July 2008

February 2008

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

Periodical Articles

September 2008

  • The Condorcet Case for Supermajority Rules , 16 Supreme Court Economic Review 39-115 (2008) (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport ).

August 2008

  • A Pragmatic Defense of Originalism , 31 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 917-935 (2008) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

May 2008

  • Original Interpretive Principles as the Core of Originalism, 24 Constitutional Commentary 371-382 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport ).

February 2008

  • The Federalist Approach to the First Amendment , 31 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 127-132 (2008).

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April 2008

2007

Newspaper Articles

April 2007

book review

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

Periodical Articles

December 2007

  • Executive Power in the War on Terror , 146 Policy Review 63-75 (December 2007/January 2008).
  • It’s the Spending, Stupid , National Review Online (December 19, 2007) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

June 2007

  • Originalism and Supermajoritarianism: Defending the Nexus, 102 Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy 18 (2007) (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport ).

May 2007

  • 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 ).

March 2007

  • 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).

January 2007

  • 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 ).

2006

Newspaper Articles

November 2006

  • 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).

January 2006

book review

  • A Justice Is Weighed in the Balance, Wall Street Journal, page D8 (January 31, 2006).

Periodical Articles

September 2006

  • Contemporary Foreign and International Law in Constitutional Construction, 69 Albany Law Review 801-808 (2006).

July 2006

  • The Judicial Filibuster, The Median Senator, and the Countermajoritarian Difficulty, 2005 Supreme Court Review 257-306 (Co-authored by: Michael Rappaport).

June 2006

January 2006

  • Foreign to Our Constitution, 100 Northwestern University Law Review 303-329 (2006).

2005

Contributions to Books etc.

November 2005

  • 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).

Newspaper Articles

July 2005

book review

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

Periodical Articles

October 2005

  • 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).

roundtable discussion

  • Judges in the Culture Wars Crossfire, Aba Journal (October 2005) (Co-authored by: Erwin Chemerinsky, Christine Durham, Tom Feeney, Michael Tigar, and Robert Utter) .

March 2005

  • Supermajority Rules and the Judicial Confirmation Process, 26 Cardozo Law Review 543-578 (2005) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

February 2005

  • 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).

January 2005

  • 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).

2004

Contributions to Books etc.

July 2004

  • 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).

June 2004

  • Calvin Coolidge in Presidential Leadership, edited by James Taranto and Leonard Leo (Free Press 2004).

Newspaper Articles

November 2004

book review

  • More Than a Penny for Their Thoughts (reviewing Richard Vedder's Going Broke by Degrees), Wall Street Journal (November 17, 2004) .

August 2004

  • Whose Constitution Is It, Anyway? Judicial Review Has Its Limits, Wall Street Journal (August 11, 2004).

February 2004

  • Hey, Big Spenders: Here's a Law That Could Stop You!, Wall Street Journal (February 3, 2004) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

Periodical Articles

August 2004

  • Response: Against Global Governance in the WTO, 45 Harvard International Law Journal 353-365 (2004) (Co-authored by: Mark L. Movsesian).

July 2004

  • The World Trade Constitution (2004) (Co-authored by: Mark Movsesian) .

April 2004

  • Decentralizing Constitutional Provisions Versus Judicial Oligarchy: A Reply to Professor Koppelman, 20 Constitutional Commentary 39-59 (2003).

March 2004

  • The Limits of International Law in Protecting Dignity, 27 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 137-144 (2003).

January 2004

  • The Political Economy of International Antitrust Harmonization, 45 William And Mary Law Review 549-594 (2003).

2003

Periodical Articles

December 2003

  • The Appropriate Hierarchy of Global Multilateralism and Customary International Law: The Example of the WTO, 44 Virginia Journal of International Law 229-284 (2003).

July 2003

  • From Bad to Worse: Affirmative Action and Prescription Drugs and What They Have to Do With Each Other, National Review (July 28, 2003).

June 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).

May 2003

  • Symmetric Entrenchment: A Constitutional and Normative Theory, 89 Virginia Law Review 385-445 (2003) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

2002

Newspaper Articles

December 2002

op-ed piece

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

Periodical Articles

April 2002

  • Our Supermajoritarian Constitution, 80 Texas Law Review 703-806 (2002) (Co-authored by: Michael B. Rappaport).

March 2002

  • 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).