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Dawn Johnsen

Faculty bibliography for Professor Johnsen


Dawn Johnsen

Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law


Toward Restoring Rule-of-Law Norms97 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1205 (2019). [HeinOnline]

The Constitutionality of a National Wealth Tax (with Walter Dellinger), 93 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 111 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Foreword: The Future of the U.S. Constitution Symposium, 93 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1 (2018). [HeinOnline]

The Lawyers' War: Counterterrorism From Bush to Obama to Trump, FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Nov. 22, 2016). [HeinOnline]

When Responsibilities Collide: Humanitarian Intervention, Shared War Powers, and the Rule of Law, 53 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 1065 (2016). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Respecting Intent and Dispelling Stereotypes by Reducing Unintended Pregnancy, 43 JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS 341 (2015). [HeinOnline]

State Court Protection of Reproductive Rights: The Past, the Perils, and the Promise, 29 COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF GENDER AND LAW 41 (2015). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Windsor, Shelby County, and the Demise of Originalism: A Personal Account 89 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 3 (2014). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]. First published as an Issue Brief in 7 ADVANCE: THE JOURNAL OF THE ACS ISSUE BRIEFS 5 (2013). [HeinOnline]

"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] [SSRN]

The Obama Administration’s Decision to Defend Constitutional Equality Rather Than the Defense of Marriage Act, 81 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 599 (2012). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

"TRAP"ing Roe in Indiana and A Common-Ground Alternative, 118 YALE LAW JOURNAL 1356 (2009). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

All the President's Lawyers: How to Avoid Another "Torture Opinion" Debacle2 ADVANCE: THE JOURNAL OF THE ACS ISSUE BRIEFS 5 (2008). [HeinOnline]

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]

All the President's Lawyers: How to Avoid Another "Torture Opinion" Debacle, Issue Brief for the American Constitution Society (July 2007).

Faithfully Executing the Laws: Internal Legal Constraints on Executive Power, 54 UCLA LAW REVIEW 1559 (2007). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Lessons from the Right: Progressive Constitutionalism for the Twenty-First Century, 1 HARVARD LAW & POLICY REVIEW 239 (2007). [HeinOnline]

The Progressive Political Power of Balkin’s “Original Meaning,”24 CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY 417 (2007). [HeinOnline]

Foreword: War, Terrorism, and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power for the 21st Century, 81 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1139 (2006). [HeinOnline]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Webster and Women's Equality (with Marcy J. Wilder), 15 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LAW & MEDICINE 178 (1989). [HeinOnline]

Will Roe v. Wade Survive the Rehnquist Court? (with Marcy Wilder), 13 NOVA LAW REVIEW 457 (1989). [HeinOnline]

A New Threat to Pregnant Women's Autonomy, 17 HASTINGS CENTER REPORT 33 (Aug./Sept. 1987).

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]

Book Chapters

The Supreme Court's Legitimacy Crisis and Constitutional Democracy's Future, in DEMOCRACY UNCHAINED: HOW TO REBUILD GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE (David W. Orr, et al., eds.). New York: The New Press, (2020). 

Maternal-Fetal Relationship: Legal and Regulatory Issues in BIOETHICS, 4th ed. (Stephen G. Post, Ed.). New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014.

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.

A Progressive Reproductive Rights Agenda for 2020, in THE CONSTITUTION IN 2020 (Jack M Balkin and Reva V. Siegel, Eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

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.

Abortion: A Mixed and Uncertain Legacy, in THE REHNQUIST LEGACY (Craig Bradley, Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2006).

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.

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.

Book Reviews

Book Review. Justice Brennan: Legacy of a Champion, Stern, S. and Wermiel, S., Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, 111 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 1151 (2013). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Book Review. Powell, H.J., A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics, 101 INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY 310 (Sept. 2005).

Editorials & Commentaries

VOTE - What's at Stake: The Courts, BLOOM MAGAZINE (Oct. 24, 2020).

Yes, A Wealth Tax Would Be Constitutional (with Walter Dellinger), WASHINGTON POST (Jan. 11, 2020).

Stakes Couldn't Be Higher with Court Selection (with John Hamilton), HERALD-TIMES (July 9, 2018).

Engagement by Citizens Must Follow MarchesHERALD-TIMES (Jan. 25, 2017).

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

Blog Posts

Take Care Blog -- Take Care: Ensuring the President "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed"

Trump's Advisors Need to Step Up, Or Step Out (May 24, 2017).

Dark Money and Judicial Nominations Under Trump (And Beyond) (May 9, 2017).

Judicial Deference to President Trump (May 8, 2017).

We Need a National Debate on a Federal Tax on Wealth (with Walter Dellinger) (Apr. 14, 2017).

Symposium on "The Future of the U.S. Constitution" (Apr. 13, 2017).

Other Publications

A Progressive's Agenda for Women's Reproductive Health and Liberty on Roe v. Wade's Thirty-Fifth Anniversary, Issue Brief for the American Constitution Society (Jan. 2008).