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Claus, Laurence


Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • Vindicating Judicial Supremacy” in Moral Puzzles and Legal Perplexities: Essays on the Influence of Larry Alexander (Heidi M. Hurd, ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
  • “Separation of Powers and Parliamentary Government” in Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law (Amar, and Tushnet, eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Journal Articles

Presentations and Conferences

  • "Separation, Enumeration, and the Implied Bill of Rights" at Constitutional Studies Faculty Colloquium at University of Texas at Austin School of Law (February 11, 2020)
  • "A Republic, If the Courts Can Keep It?" at Symposium for Andrew Coan's Rationing the Constitution at University of Wisconsin Law School (October 25, 2019)
  • "Authority and Meaning" at Symposium Honoring Richard Kay at University of Connecticut School of Law (September 13, 2019)
  • "Deciding Distribution" as presenter at The National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars at Tucson, Arizona (March 9, 2019)
  • "Deciding Distribution" as presenter at Third International Biennial Public Law Conference at Melbourne Law School (July 13, 2018)
  • "The Divided Executive" as presenter at Amending the Constitution Symposium at Duke University School of Law (February 2, 2018)
  • "Vindicating Judicial Supremacy" at Legacy of Larry Alexander Conference at Yale Law School (May 15, 2017)
  • "Enumeration and the Silences of Constitutional Federalism" as presenter at International Symposium on Constitutional Silence at Trinity College Dublin (September 1, 2016)

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