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University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law is a scholarly journal focusing on issues of constitutional law published in print and electronically by an organization of second- and third-year J.D. students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The journal covers the interdisciplinary study and analysis of constitutional law. The journal publishes five issues each volume, including an issue or issues devoted to its multi-day symposium. It is one of six law journals at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and one of the top fifty law journals in the United States based on citations and impact.[1] Additionally, it is the third most cited non-Law Review Journal.[2]

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law  
DisciplineConstitutional law
LanguageEnglish
Edited byCharles S. Nary
Publication details
Publication history
1998-present
Publisher
FrequencyFive times per academic year
Standard abbreviations
U. Pa. J. Const. L.
Univ. Pa. J. Const. Law
Indexing
ISSN1521-2823
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The journal is published in Philadelphia (home of the Liberty Bell, which is depicted on the journal's cover).

Articles published in the Journal have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, including Justice Anthony Kennedy in his dissent in Carpenter v. United States[3]; Justice Clarence Thomas in his concurrence in Town of Greece v. Galloway[4]; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her opinion in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius[5]; and Chief Justice John Roberts in his dissent in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.[6]

The current editor-in-chief is Charles S. Nary.

Contents

SymposiaEdit

Each year the Journal of Constitutional Law hosts a symposium focusing on popular topics in constitutional scholarship and featuring notable constitutional law scholars. Past topics include "The Judiciary and the Popular Will" (January 29–30, 2010) and "Presidential Power in Historical Perspective: Reflections on Calabresi and Yoo's The Unitary Executive" (February 6–7, 2009).

Notable articlesEdit

  • Levinson, Sanford (2000). "Diversity" (PDF). University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 2 (3): 573–608. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  • David C. Baldus et al., The Use of Preemptory Challenges in Capital Murder Trials: A Legal and Empirical Analysis, 3 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 3 (2001)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor, The Supreme Court and the Family, 3 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 573 (2001)
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Original Meaning of the Necessary and Proper Clause, 6 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 183 (2003)[1]
  • Adam Raviv, Unsafe Harbors: One Person, One Vote and Partisan Redistricting, 7 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1001 (2005)
  • Louis H. Pollak, "Liberty": Enumerated Rights? Unenumerated Rights? Penumbral Rights? Other?, 8 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 905 (2006)
  • Brian R. Decker, "The War of Information": The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and the President's Warrantless-Wiretapping Program, 9 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 291 (2006)[2]
  • Laurence H. Tribe, Reflections on Unenumerated Rights, 9 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 483 (2007)
  • Benjamin P. O'Glasser, "Constitutional, Political, and Philosophical Struggle: Measure 37 and the Oregon Urban Growth Boundary Controversy", V9 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 595 (2007)
  • Paul F. Figley, The Judgment Fund: America's Deepest Pocket and Its Susceptibility to Executive Branch Misuse, 18 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 145 (2015) (cited by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in Keepseagle v. Perdue, 856 F.3d 1039 (2017) (Edwards, J.)
  • Stephen E. Henderson, Fourth Amendment Time Machines (and What They Might Say About Police Body Cameras), 18 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 933 (2016) (cited by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. Ganias, 824 F.3d 199, 220 n. 42 (2016) (Livingtson, Lynch JJ))
  • Louis S. Rulli, Seizing Family Homes from the Innocent: Can the Eighth Amendment Protect Minorities and the Poor from Excessive Punishment in Civil Forfeiture?, 19 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1111 (2017) (cited heavily in the briefing in Timbs v. Indiana)

Editors-in-ChiefEdit

  • Vol. 1 - Mike N. Gold (as Coordinating Editor)
  • Vol. 2 - David Liebowitz
  • Vol. 3 - Jeremy A. Blumenthal
  • Vol. 4 - Andrew C. von S. Smith
  • Vol. 5 - Jason A. Abel
  • Vol. 6 - Carlos S. Montoya
  • Vol. 7 - Akua E. Asare
  • Vol. 8 - Maura E. McKenna
  • Vol. 9 - Ellen C. Hu
  • Vol. 10 - Nabeel A. Yousef
  • Vol. 11 - Jeremy T. Adler
  • Vol. 12 - Jonathan P. Adams
  • Vol. 13 - Emily S. Stopa
  • Vol. 14 - Vivian Lee
  • Vol. 15 - Megan E. Barriger
  • Vol. 16 - Brandon Harper
  • Vol. 17 - Zachary C. Ewing
  • Vol. 18 - Barron M. Flood
  • Vol. 19 - Joseph F. Camp
  • Vol. 20 - Katherine J. King
  • Vol. 21 - Charles S. Nary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking". Washington and Lee University School of Law. Archived from the original on 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. ^ "W&L Law Journal Rankings". April 8, 2016. Archived from the original on March 7, 2006.
  3. ^ Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206, 2265 (2018) (citing Blumenthal, Adya, & Mogle, The Multiple Dimensions of Privacy: Testing Lay “Expectations of Privacy,” 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 331, 352-353 (2009))
  4. ^ Town of Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway, 134 S.Ct. 1811, 1836 (2014)(citing Muoz, The Original Meaning of the Establishment Clause and the Impossibility of Its Incorporation, 8 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 585, 605 (2006))
  5. ^ National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 41 (2011), https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf.
  6. ^ Ariz. State Legis. v. Ariz. Indep. Redistricting Comm'n, 135 S. Ct. 2652, 2684 (2015).

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