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Faculty Publications

Dawn Johnsen
Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law
  1. State Court Protection of Reproductive Rights: The Past, the Perils, and the Promise, 28 COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF GENDER & LAW (Forthcoming 2015).
  2. Windsor, Shelby County, and the Demise of Originalism: A Personal Account, 89 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 3 (2014).
  3. Book Review. Justice Brennan: Legacy of a Champion, Stern and Wermiel, Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, 111 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 1151 (2013). [HeinOnline]
  4. "The Essence of a Free Society": The Executive Powers Legacy of Justice Stevens and the Future of Foreign Affairs Deference, 106 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 467 (2012). [HeinOnline]

  5. The Obama Administration’s Decision to Defend Constitutional Equality Rather Than the Defense of Marriage Act, 81 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 599 (2012). [HeinOnline]
  6. Department of Justice: Restoring Integrity and the Rule of Law, in CHANGE FOR AMERICA: A PROGRESSIVE BLUEPRINT FOR THE 44TH PRESIDENT (Mark Green and Michele Jolin, Eds.). New York: Basic Books, 2009.
  7. The Story of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Trying Enemy Combatants by Military Commission, in PRESIDENTIAL POWER STORIES (Christopher Schroeder and Curtis Bradley, Eds.). New York: Foundation Press, 2009.
  8. "TRAP"ing Roe in Indiana and A Common-Ground Alternative, 118 YALE LAW JOURNAL 1356 (2009). [HeinOnline]
  9. What’s a President to Do? Interpreting the Constitution in the Wake of the Bush Administration’s Abuses, 88 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 395 (2008). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
  10. Faithfully Executing the Laws: Internal Legal Constraints on Executive Power, 54 UCLA LAW REVIEW 1559 (2007). [HeinOnline][SSRN]

  11. Lessons from the Right: Progressive Constitutionalism for the Twenty-First Century, 1 HARVARD LAW & POLICY REVIEW 239 (2007). [HeinOnline]
  12. The Progressive Political Power of Balkin’s “Original Meaning,” 24 CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY 417 (2007). [HeinOnline]

  13. Abortion: A Mixed and Uncertain Legacy, in THE REHNQUIST LEGACY (Craig Bradley, Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2006).
  14. Foreword: War, Terrorism, and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power for the 21st Century, 81 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1139 (2006). [HeinOnline]

  15. Guidelines for the President’s Legal Advisors, 81 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1345 (2006). [HeinOnline]

  16. Book Review. Powell, A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics, 101 INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY 310 (September 2005). [PDF]

  17. Should Ideology Matter in Selecting Federal Judges?: Ground Rules for the Debate, 26 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 463 (2005). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  18. Functional Departmentalism and Nonjudicial Interpretation: Who Determines Constitutional Meaning?, 67 LAW & CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS 105 (2004). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  19. Judicial Supremacy Two Centuries After Marbury: The President and Congress and the Determination of Constitutional Meaning, in MARBURY V. MADISON 1803-2003: UN DIALOGUE FRANCO-AMERICAIN: ACTES DU COLLOQUE 28 FEVRIER - 1ER MARS 2003 (Elisabeth Zoller, Ed.). Paris: Dalloz, 2003.

  20. Ronald Reagan and the Rehnquist Court on Congressional Power: Presidential Influences on Constitutional Change, 78 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 363 (2003). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  21. Tipping the Scale, 34 THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY 1519 (July 2002).

  22. Presidential Non-Enforcement of Constitutionally Objectionable Statutes, 63 LAW & CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS 7 (2000). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  23. Executive Privilege Since United States v. Nixon: Issues of Motivation and Accommodation, 83 MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW 1127 (1999). [HeinOnline]

  24. Maternal-Fetal Relationship: Legal and Regulatory Issues, in 3 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOETHICS, Rev. Ed., (W. T. Reich, Ed.). New York: Macmillan, 1995. Reprinted in 3 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOETHICS, 3rd ed., (Stephen Post, Ed.). New York: Macmillan Reference, 2004.
  25. Shared Interests: Promoting Healthy Births without Sacrificing Women’s Liberty, 43 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 569 (1992). [HeinOnline]. Reprinted in ABORTION, MEDICINE, AND THE LAW, 4th Ed. (J.D. Butler and D.F. Walbert, Eds.). New York: Facts on File Publications, 1992.

  26. From Driving to Drugs: Governmental Regulation of Pregnant Women’s Lives After Webster, 138 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW 179 (1989). [HeinOnline]

  27. A New Threat to Pregnant Women's Autonomy, 17 HASTINGS CENTER REPORT 33 (Aug./Sept. 1987). [PDF]
  28. Note. The Creation of Fetal Rights: Conflicts with Women’s Constitutional Rights to Liberty, Privacy, and Equal Protection, 95 YALE LAW JOURNAL 599 (1986). [HeinOnline]