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The Conscientious Congressman’s Guide to the Electoral Count Act of 1887: Professor Stephen Siegel's Work

Exploring Professor Stephen Siegel's 2004 article on the Electoral Count Act of 1887.

Bio

Professor Siegel's long-standing research interest is American legal history, although he also is highly regarded in the areas of property and constitutional law. Over the past decade, his articles have appeared in leading law journals, including law reviews published by Texas, Virginia and Southern California, and recently, he published major studies of jurisprudence and affirmative action as lead articles in the law reviews of Iowa and Northwestern and in the Law & History Review. Professor Siegel served as associate dean for research, scholarship and faculty development from 2001 to 2009.

Bibliography

Textualism on Trial: Article III’s Jury Trial Provision, the 'Petty Offense' Exception, and Other Departures from Clear Constitutional Text, 51 Hous. L. Rev. 89 (2013).

The Constitution on Trial: Article III's Jury Trial Provision, Originalism, and the Problem of Motivated Reasoning, 52 Santa Clara L. Rev. 373 (2012).
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Injunctions for Defamation, Juries, and and the Clarifying Lens of 1868, 56 Buff. L. Rev. 655 (2008).
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The Origin of the Compelling State Interest Test and Strict Scrutiny, 48 Am. J. Legal Hist. 355 (2006).
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Justice Holmes, Buck V. Bell, and the History of Equal Protection, 90 Minn. L. Rev. 106 (2005-2006).

Francis Wharton’s Orthodoxy: God, Historical Jurisprudence, and Classical Legal Thought, 46 Am. J. Legal Hist. 422 (2004).
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The Conscientious Congressman’s Guide to the Electoral Count Act of 1887, 56 Fla. L. Rev. 541 (2004).

The Revision Thickens, 20 Law & Hist. Rev. 631 (2002).
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John Chipman Gray and the Moral Basis of Classical Legal Thought, 86 Iowa L. Rev. 1513 (2000-2001).

Federal Government’s Power to Enact Color—Conscious Laws: An Originalist Inquiry, 92 Nw. U. L. Rev. 477 (1997-1998).
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Joel Bishop's Orthodoxy, 13 Law & Hist. Rev. 215 (1995).
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Lochner Era Jurisprudence and the American Constitutional Tradition, 70 N.C. L. Rev. 1 (1991-1992).

Historism in Late Nineteenth Century Constitutional Thought, 1990 Wis. L. Rev. 1431 (1990).

Understanding the Nineteenth Century Contract Clause: The Role of the Property-Privilege Distinction and Takings Clause Jurisprudence, 60 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1 (November 1986).
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The Aristotelian Basis of English Law, 1450-1800, 56 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 18 (April 1981).

The Future of Classified Real Property Taxation in Illinois: The Wake of Hoffman v. Clark, 11 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 21 (1979-1980).

Illinois Zoning: On the Verge of a New Era, 25 DePaul L. Rev. 616 (1975-1976).

Is The Modern Lease a Contract or a Conveyance?–A Historical Inquiry, 52 J. Urb. L. 649 (1974-1975).

A Student’s Guide to Easements, Real Covenants and Equitable Servitudes (LexisNexis 3d ed. 2012).

A Student’s Guide to Easements, Real Covenants and Equitable Servitudes (Matthew Bender 2d ed. 1999).

A Student’s Guide to Easements, Real Covenants and Equitable Servitudes (Matthew Bender ed. 1988).

The Death and Rebirth of the Clear and Present Danger Test, in Transformations in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz (Daniel W. Hamilton & Alfred L. Brophy eds. Harv L. Sch. 2010).

Book Review, 32 Law & Hist. Rev. 451 (2014) (reviewing James R. Hackney, Jr., Legal Intellectuals in Conversation: Reflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory (2012)).
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Book Review, 30 Law & Hist. Rev. 639 (2012) (reviewing Kunal M. Parker, Common Law, History, and Democracy in America, 1790–1900: Legal Thought before Modernism (2011)).
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Book Review, 29 Law & Hist. Rev. 644 (2011) (reviewing Victoria F. Nourse, In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near Triumph of American Eugenics (2008)).
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Book Review, 28 Law & Hist. Rev. 1094 (2010) (reviewing Matthew W. Finkin and Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (2009)).
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Book Review, 28 Law & Hist. Rev. 282 (2010) (reviewing Stuart Banner, Who Owns the Sky?: The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On (2008)).
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How Many Critiques Must Historians Write?, 45 Tulsa L. Rev. 823 (reviewing Edward A. Purcell, Jr., Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise: A Historical Inquiry (2007)).
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Book Review, 26 Law & Hist. Rev. 213 (2008) (reviewing Daniel W. Hamilton, The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War (2007)).
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Book Review, 25 Law & Hist. Rev. 404 (2007) (reviewing Amy Dru Stanley, From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation (1998); Ariela J. Gross, Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom (2000); Karin L. Zipf, Labor of Innocents: Forced Apprenticeship in North Carolina (2005)).
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Book Review, 25 Law & Hist. Rev. 684 (2007) (reviewing Ken I. Kersch, Constructing Civil Liberties: Discontinuities in the Development of American Constitutional Law (2004)).
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Book Review, 24 Law & Hist. Rev. 238 (2006) (reviewing Mark Warren Bailey, Guardians of the Moral Order: The Legal Philosophy of the Supreme Court, 1860–1910 (2004)).
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Book Review, 23 Law & Hist. Rev. 213 (2005) (reviewing Paul O. Carrese, The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism (2003)).
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Book Review, 17 Law & Hist. Rev. 410 (1999) (reviewing Jack Rakove, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (1996)).
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The First Amendment’s New Standard History, 26 Reviews Am. Hist. 743 (1998) (reviewing David M. Rabban, Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years (1997)).
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Let Us Now Praise Infamous Men, 73 Tex. L. Rev. 661 (1995) (reviewing Owen M. Fiss, History of the Supreme Court of the United States: Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, 1888-1910 (1993)).