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Faculty Publications

David Williams
John S. Hastings Professor of Law; Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy
  1. Asymmetrical Federalism in Burma in SOCIAL DIFFERENCE AND CONSTITUTIONALISM IN PAN-ASIA (Susan H. Williams, Ed.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

  2. Changing Burma from Without: Political Activism Among the Burmese Diaspora, 19 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 121 (2012).

  3. Ethnicity, Elections, and Reform in Burma, 12 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 99 (Winter/Spring 2011). [HeinOnline]
  4. Book Review. Halliday, T. C. et. al. (Eds.) , Fighting for Political Freedom: Comparative Studies of the Legal Complex and Political Liberalism. 8 PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS 911 (2010). [PDF]
  5. LIBERIAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: A TREATISE (with Jallah Barbu). Published electronically, 2010.
  6. Constitutionalism Before Constitutions: Burma’s Struggle to Build a New Order, 87 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1657 (2009). [HeinOnline]

  7. Death to Tyrants: District of Columbia v. Heller and the Uses of Guns, 69 OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL 641 (2008). [HeinOnline]
  8. In Praise of Guilt: How the Yearning for Moral Purity Blocks Reparations for Native Americans, in REPARATIONS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES (F. Lenzerini, Ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  9. The Supreme Court and Indiana's Voter ID Law, 104 INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY 379 (2008).
  10. Don't Worry, Be Guilty, 31 CULTURAL SURVIVAL QUARTERLY 32 (2007).
  11. Book Review. Williams, Robert A., Jr., Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America, 4 PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS 604 (2006). [PDF]
  12. La Situation Juridique Amerindiens des Etats-Unis, in LES COLLECTIVITES FRANCAISES D'AMERIQUE AU CARREFOUR DES INSTITUTIONS (Jean-Yves Faberon, Ed.). Paris: La Documentation Francaise, 2006.
  13. American Constitutional Fantasies: Escape from Difference Through Escape from Government, 12 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 415 (2005). [HeinOnline]

  14. FEDERALISM BY DISSENT. Bloomington, IN: Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, 2005.
  15. Foreword, Notes on Burmese Constitutionalism I, Notes on Burmese Constitutionalism II, in DESIGNING FEDERALISM FOR BURMA. National Reconciliation Program, 2005.
  16. Civic Constitutionalism, the Second Amendment, and the Right of Revolution, 79 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 379 (2004). [HeinOnline]


  18. Violence and the American Legal Landscape, BILL OF PARTICULARS 3 (Spring 2002).

  19. THE COURT-MARTIAL OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER (edited with Fred H. Cate and Dennis H. Long). Bloomington: Indiana University School of Law, 2001.

  20. Introduction -- Trying Custer and The Sentence, in THE COURT-MARTIAL OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER (edited with Fred H. Cate and Dennis H. Long). Bloomington: Indiana University School of Law, 2001.
  21. Radical Populist Constitutional Interpretation, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION, 2nd ed. (Adam Winkler, Ed.) New York: Macmillan Reference, 2000.

  22. The Right of Revolution and Radical Populist Constitutional Interpretation, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION, 2nd ed., Supplement II, (L. W. Levy, et al, Eds.). New York: Macmillan Reference, 2000.

  23. Constitutional Tales of Violence: Populists, Outgroups, and the Multicultural Landscape of the Second Amendment, 74 TULANE LAW REVIEW 387 (1999). [HeinOnline]
  24. Sense and Sensibility: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Mentoring Style as a Blend of Rigor and Compassion (with Susan H. Williams), 20 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII LAW REVIEW 589 (1998). [HeinOnline]

  25. The Unitary Second Amendment, 73 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 822 (1998). [HeinOnline]

  26. Civil Society, Metaphysics, and Tolerance, 72 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 489 (1997). [HeinOnline]

  27. The Constitutional Right to “Conservative” Revolution, 32 HARVARD CIVIL RIGHTS-CIVIL LIBERTIES LAW REVIEW 413 (1997). [HeinOnline]

  28. A Feminist Theory of Malebashing (with Susan H. Williams), 4 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF GENDER AND LAW 35 (1997). [HeinOnline]

  29. THE TRIAL OF RICHARD III: INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW - BLOOMINGTON (with Fred H. Cate). Bloomington: Indiana University School of Law, 1997.

  30. Militia Claims Baseless (with Morris Dees), THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL A13 (May 13, 1996).

  31. The Militia Movement and Second American Revolution: Conjuring With the People, 81 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 879 (1996). [HeinOnline]

  32. Book Review. Clark, B., Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock: Treaty Rights and Indiana Law at the End of the Nineteenth Century, 43 ETHNOHISTORY 540 (1996). [JSTOR]

  33. To Keep and Bear Arms: An Exchange (with Sanford Levinson, et al.), 42 NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS 61 (Nov. 16, 1995).

  34. European and American Perspectives on Civil Republicanism, 2 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 71 (1994). [HeinOnline]

  35. Legitimation and Statutory Interpretation: Conquest, Consent, and Community in Federal Indian Law, 80 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 403 (1994). [HeinOnline]

  36. Book Review. Pragmatism and Faith: Selznick's Complex Commonwealth, Selznick, P., The Moral Commonwealth: Social Theory and the Promise of Community, 19 LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY 775 (1994).

  37. Book Review. Sinopoli, R., The Foundations of American Citizenship: Liberalism, the Constitution, and Civic Virtue, 50 WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY 191 (1993). [JSTOR]

  38. Civic Republicanism and the Citizen Militia: The Terrifying Second Amendment, 101 YALE LAW JOURNAL 551 (1991). [HeinOnline]

  39. “Sometimes Suspect”: A Reply to Professor Goldberg-Ambrose, 39 UCLA LAW REVIEW 191 (1991). [HeinOnline]

  40. The Borders of the Equal Protection Clause: Indians as Peoples, 28 UCLA LAW REVIEW 759 (1991). [HeinOnline]

  41. Volitionalism and Religious Liberty (with Susan H. Williams), 76 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 769 (1991). [HeinOnline]

  42. Personal Authority and Individual Power, 30 INQUIRY 5 (Spring 1987).

  43. Booknote. Indian Country, 98 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 1104 (1985). [HeinOnline]

  44. Comment. Right Against Self-Incrimination—“Public Safety” Exception, 98 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 140 (1984). [HeinOnline]

  45. Note. Toward a Reform of the Six-Year Bar to Discharge in Bankruptcy, 97 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 759 (1984). [HeinOnline]