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H. Jefferson Powell

Professor of Law
School of Law
Duke Box 90362, Duke Law School, Durham, NC 27708-0362
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Room 4190 Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708-0362

Selected Publications


History, Rights, and Constitutional Law

Other Fifteeneightyfour Blog · 2022 Cite

Imagining the United States: Reflections From Constitutional Law

Journal Article Law and Contemporary Problems · 2022 Link to item Cite

Law as a Language, Law as an Art: Reflections on James Boyd White’s Keep Law Alive

Journal Article British Journal of American Legal Studies · 2021 Link to item Cite

The United States as an Idea: Constitutional Reflections

Journal Article Loyola University Chicago Law Journal · 2018 Link to item Cite

The State of the Judiciary

Other Judicature · 2017 Cite

Professor Greenawalt's Unfashionable Idea

Journal Article Columbia Law Review · 2015 Link to item Cite

In Praise of Eternal Youth

Other Duke Law Magazine · 2015 Cite

History, Rights, and Constitutional Law

Other Fifteeneightyfour Blog · 2022 Cite

Imagining the United States: Reflections From Constitutional Law

Journal Article Law and Contemporary Problems · 2022 Link to item Cite

Law as a Language, Law as an Art: Reflections on James Boyd White’s Keep Law Alive

Journal Article British Journal of American Legal Studies · 2021 Link to item Cite

The United States as an Idea: Constitutional Reflections

Journal Article Loyola University Chicago Law Journal · 2018 Link to item Cite

The State of the Judiciary

Other Judicature · 2017 Cite

Professor Greenawalt's Unfashionable Idea

Journal Article Columbia Law Review · 2015 Link to item Cite

In Praise of Eternal Youth

Other Duke Law Magazine · 2015 Cite

The Humanity of Law

Chapter · 2013 Cite

A Dialogue Between a Theologian and a Lawyer

Journal Article Law & Contemporary Problems · 2012 Link to item Cite

The Conflicted Assumptions of Modern Constitutional Law

Journal Article Journal of Law, Philosophy & Culture · 2011 Link to item Cite

Humanity of Law

Journal Article Villlanova Law Review · 2010 Link to item Cite

On Not Being "Not an Originalist"

Journal Article University of Saint Thomas Law Journal · 2010 Link to item Cite

Further Reflections on Not Being "Not an Originalist"

Journal Article University of Saint Thomas Law Journal · 2010 Link to item Cite

Book Review

Journal Article Journal of American History · 2010 Cite

Law as a Tool

Chapter · 2009 Cite

Foreword

Chapter · 2007 Cite

A Teacher

Journal Article Michigan Law Review · 2007 Link to item Cite

Constitutional Virtues

Journal Article Green Bag · 2006 Cite

For Lash: Who Asks the Right Questions

Journal Article Washington & Lee Law Review · 2006 Link to item Cite

Preface

Chapter · 2006 Cite

The Executive and the Avoidance Canon

Conference Indiana Law Journal · 2006 Link to item Cite

Grand Visions in an Age of Conflict

Journal Article Yale Law Journal · 2006 Link to item Cite

The Constitutional Importance of Books

Journal Article Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues · 2004 Cite

The Three Independences

Journal Article University of Richmond Law Review · 2004 Link to item Cite

Reflections on a Conversation

Journal Article Georgia State University Law Review · 2003 Link to item Cite

Overcoming Democracy: Richard Posner and 'Bush v. Gore'

Journal Article Journal of Law & Politics · 2002 Link to item Cite

The Desirability of Politics

Journal Article Green Bag 2d · 2002 Cite

The Judge

Journal Article North Carolina Law Review · 2000 Link to item Cite

Marshall's Question

Journal Article Green Bag 2d · 1999 Link to item Cite

Who's Afraid of Thomas Cromwell?

Journal Article Chicago-Kent Law Review · 1999 Link to item Cite

The Lawfulness of Romer v. Evans

Journal Article North Carolina Law Review · 1998 Link to item Cite

The Province and Duty of Political Departments

Journal Article University of Chicago Law Review · 1998 Cite

The Attorney General's First Separation of Powers Opinion

Journal Article Constitutional Commentary · 1996 Link to item Cite

Book Review

Journal Article American Journal of Legal History · 1996 Cite

Book Review

Journal Article Journal of American History · 1996 Cite

Enumerated Means and Unlimited Ends

Journal Article Michigan Law Review · 1995 Link to item Cite

Joseph Story

Chapter · 1994 Cite

Constitutional Investigations

Journal Article Texas Law Review · 1994 Link to item Cite

The Political Grammar of Early Constitutional Law

Journal Article North Carolina Law Review · 1993 Link to item Cite

Book Review

Journal Article Journal of American History · 1993 Cite

Book Review

Journal Article William & Mary Quarterly · 1993 Cite

Enslaved to Judicial Supremacy?

Journal Article Harvard Law Review · 1993 Cite

The Oldest Question of Constitutional Law

Journal Article Virginia Law Review · 1993 Link to item Cite

Book Review

Journal Article Journal of American History · 1993 Cite

Transparency, Opacity and Openness in Narrative

Journal Article Journal of Legal Education · 1990 Link to item Cite

Social Theory as Exegetical Tool

Journal Article Forum · 1989 Cite

Rationality of the Common Law

Journal Article Notre Dame Law Review · 1989 Cite

Book Review

Journal Article William & Mary Quarterly · 1989 Cite

Reimagining the Marshall Court

Journal Article Michigan Law Review · 1989 Cite

Faith in the Republic: A Francis Lewis Law Center Conversation

Journal Article Washington & Lee Law Review · 1988 Cite

Reviving Republicanism

Journal Article Yale Law Journal · 1988 Link to item Cite

The Ambiguities of Pledging Faith

Journal Article William & Mary Law Review · 1987 Link to item Cite

Rules for Originalists

Journal Article Virginia Law Review · 1987 Link to item Cite

The Modern Misunderstanding of Original Intent

Journal Article University of Chicago Law Review · 1987 Cite

The Rehnquist Court: A Dissenting Opinion

Journal Article Iowa Advocate · 1986 Cite

Book Note

Journal Article Law and History Review · 1986 Cite

The Original Understanding of Original Intent

Journal Article Harvard Law Review · 1985 Link to item Cite

The Byzantine Army

Journal Article Miniature Parade · 1969 Cite