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Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis

Judge Donald L. Smith Professor in Constitutional and Public Law

336.758.5714
curtismk@wfu.edu
Worrell 3332

Books

2018 Supplement to Constitutional Law in Context (2018) (with James Parker).

Constitutional Law in Context, 4th ed. with annual supplements since 2001 (Carolina Academic Press 2018) (with J. Parker, William Ross, Davison Douglas, Paul Finkelman).

Constitutional Law in Context (Carolina Academic Press 2011) (with James Parker, Davison Douglas, Paul Finkelman, William Ross).

Constitutional Law in Context, 2011 supplement (Carolina Academic Press 2011).

Constitutional Law in Context vol. 1 (2010).

Constitutional Law in Context (Carolina Academic Press 2006) (with James Parker, Davison Douglas, Paul Finkelman).

Constitutional Law in Context (Carolina Academic Press 2003) (with James Parker, Davison Douglas, Paul Finkelman).

Free Speech: The People's Darling Privilege: Struggles for Freedom of Expression in American History (Duke University Press 2000).

The Constitution and the Flag: Vol. 1, The Flag Salute Cases, Vol. 2, Flag Burning (Garland Press 1993).

No State Shall Abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights (Duke University Press 1986).

Book Chapters

Lincoln and Executive Power During the Civil War: A Case Study, in Extra Legal Power and Legitimacy 139-165 (Clement Fatovic and Benjamin A. Kleinerman 2013).

Alien and Sedition Acts, in Milestone Documents in American History (2008).

Saenz v. Roe, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (2008).

Barron v. Baltimore, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 131-132 (David S. Tanenhaus 2008).

The Alien and Sedition Acts, in 357-366 (Paul Finkelman & Bruce A. Lesh 2008).

Fourteenth Amendment, in Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court (2005).

Incorporation Doctrine, in Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court (2005).

Democratic Ideas and Media Realities: A Puzzling Free Press Paradox, in Free Speech (Paul, Miller, and Paul, eds. 2004).

Barron v. Baltimore, in Encyclopedia of Law and Religion 25-27 (Paul Finkelman, ed. 2000).

Fourteenth Amendment, Section 5, in Encyclopedia of American Constitution 1087 (2000).

Incorporation Doctrine and Original Intent, in Encyclopedia of American Constitution 1356 (2000).

Incorporation of the Bill of Rights and the Religion Clauses, in Encyclopedia of Law and Religion 236-39 (Paul Finkelman, ed. 2000).

Slavery and Civil Liberties, in Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 2424 (2000).

Albion Tourgee, in American National Biography 769 (1999).

The Fourteenth Amendment (Enactment), in The Constitution and Its Amendments (1999).

The 1859 Crisis over Hinton Helper's Book The Impending Crisis: Slavery, Free Speech, and the Meaning of the First Section of the Fourteenth Amendment, in The Law of Slavery (1997).

Fourteenth Amendment, in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1993).

Reading the First Amendment by the Light of the Burning Flag, in The Constitution and the Flag (1993).

The Incorporation Doctrine, in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1993).

Articles

North Carolina's Sick Democracy: Racial Gerrymanders, Political Gerrymanders, and Voting Rules as Tools for Partisan Entrenchment, draft available on SSRN, forthcoming.

Using the Voting Rights Act to Discriminate, North Carolina's Use of Racial Gerrymanders: Racial Gerrymanders, Two Racial Quotas, Safe Harbors, Shields, and Inoculations To Undermine Multiracial Coalitions and Black Political Power, 51 Wake Forest Law Review 421.

Campaign Finance and the Ecology of Democratic Speech, 103 Kentucky Law Journal 529 (2015).

Race as a Tool in the Struggle for Political Mastery: North Carolina's 'Redemption' Revisited 1870-1905 and 2011-2013, 33 Law & Inequality 53-142 (2015).

Reflections on Albion Tourgee's 1896 view of the Supreme Court: A "cosnsistent enmeny of personal libety and equal right"?, 5 law review symposium: Albion Tourgee, A Radical Vision of Democracy 19-87 (2013).

Review, Pamela Brandwein, Rethinking the Judicial Settlement of Reconstruction., 1 American Journal of Political Thought 161 (2012).

Review, Phillip I. Blumberg, Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic:c: The First Amendment and the Legacy of English Law, 99 Journal of American History 583-584 (2012).

Review, Undaunted Radical: The Selected Writings of Albion Tourgee, 78 Journal of Southern History 194 (2012).

The Fraying Fabric of Freedom, 44 Texas Tech Law Review 89 (2012).

A Unique Religious Exemption from Anti-discrimination Laws in the Case of Gays? Putting the Call for Exemptions For Those Who Discriminate Against Married or Marrying Gays In Context, Wake Forest Law Review.

Citizens United, Davis v. FEC, and Arizona Free Enterprise in Context: Lochner on Steroids and Democracy on Life Support (34,917 words) [July, 2011 draft], (2011).

Constitutional Law of Speech and Press: Politics, Rhetoric, and Dialogue, 103 Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture 1863-1896 (2010).

Review Essay: Constitutional Law of Speech and Press: Politics, Dialogue, and Rhetoric, an extended review of Robert Tsai, Eloquence and Reason: Creating A First Amendment Culture, 103 Northwestern University Law Review 1863 (2009).

The Bill of Rights and the States Revisited After Heller, 60 Hastings Law Jouranl Symposium on The 2nd Amendment After Heller 1445-1490 (2009).

The Klan, The Congress, and the Court: Congressional Enforcement of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments & the State Action Syllogism, a brief Historical Overview, 11 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1381 (2009).

Be Careful What You Wish For: Gays, Dueling High School T-Shirts, and Perils of Suppression, 44 Wake Forest Law Review 431 (2009).

The Bill of Rights and the States: An Overview From One Perspective, 18 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 3 (2009).

The Fourteenth Amendment: Recalling What the Court Forgot, 56 Drake Law Review 911 (2008).

Transforming Teenagers Into Oral Sex Felons, 43 Wake Forest Law Review 155 (2008).

Lincoln, The Constitution of Necessity, and the Necessity of Constitutions: A Reply to Professor Paulsen, 59 Maine Law Review 1 (2007).

Review of Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American Literature, 1852-1867, by Deak Nabers, Civil War Book Review (2007).

Review of Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction, and the Fourteenth Amendment, by Ronald M. Labbe and Jonathan Lurie (2003), 37 Journal of Interdisciplinary History 143 (2006).

St. George Tucker and the Legacy of Slavery, 47 William and Mary Law Review 1157 (2006).

Democratic Ideals and Media Realities: A Puzzling Free Press Paradox, 21 Social Philosophy and Policy 385 (2004).

Review of Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime, by Geoffrey Stone, 21 Constitutional Commentary 757 (2004).

Review of The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty (1640-1800), by Robert Martin, 46 American Journal of Legal History 1087 (2004).

John A. Bingham and the Story of American Liberty, 36 Akron Law Review 617 (2003).

Judicial Review and Populism, 38 Wake Forest Law Review 313 (2003).

"The Court and the Empire," A review of The Imperial Republic by James G. Wilson, 20 Constitutional Commentary 163 (2003).

Review of Marbury v. Madison: The Origins of Judicial Review, by William Nelson, 5 The Green Bag 329 (2002).

Historical Linguistics, Inkblots, and Life After Death: The Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, 78 North Carolina Law Review 1071 (2000).

Teaching Free Speech from an Incomplete Fossil Record, 34 Akron Law Review 231 (2000).

Lincoln, Vallandigham, and Anti-War Speech in the Civil War, 7 William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 105 (1998).

Review of We the People: Transformations, by Bruce Ackerman, 42 American Journal of Legal History 417 (1998).

Two Textual Adventures, 66 George Washington Law Review 1269 (1998).

The 1837 Killing of Elijah Lovejoy by an Anti-Abolition Mob: Free Speech, Mobs, Republican Government, and the Privileges of American Citizens, 44 University of California at Los Angeles Law Review 1109 (1997).

Free Speech and Its Discontents: The Rebellion against General Propositions and the Danger of Discretion, 31 Wake Forest Law Review 419 (1996).

Remembering Albion Tourgee on the 100th Anniversary of Plessy v. Ferguson, 13 Constitutional Commentary 187 (1996).

Resurrecting the Privileges or Immunities Clause and Revising the Slaughter-House Cases Without Exhuming Lochner: Individual Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment, 38 Boston College Law Review (1996).

Monkey Trials: Science Defamation, and the Suppression of Dissent, 4 William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 507 (1995).

The Critics of Free Speech and the Uses of the Past, 12 Constitutional Commentary 29 (1995).

The Curious History of Attempts to Suppress Anti-slavery Speech, Press, and Petition in 1835-1837, 89 Northwestern University Law Review 785 (1995).

Review of The Constitution, Law, and American Life: Critical Aspects of the Nineteenth Century Experience, 11 Constitutional Commentary 425 (1994).

The 1859 Crisis over Hinton Helper's Book The Impending Crisis: Slavery, Free Speech, and the Meaning of the First Section of the Fourteenth Amendment, 68 Chicago Kent Law Review 1113 (1993).

In Pursuit of Liberty: The Levellers and the American Bill of Rights, 8 Constitutional Commentary 359 (1991).

Review of The Fourteenth Amendment: From Political Principle to Judicial Doctrine, by William Nelson, 26 Willamette Law Review 3 (1990).

Privileges or Immunities, Individual Rights and Federalism, 12 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 53 (1989).

Review of Corporate Crime and Violence, by Russell Mokihber, 25 Willamette Law Review 733-38 (1989).

Conceived in Liberty: The Fourteenth Amendment and The Bill of Rights, 65 North Carolina Law Review 889 (1987).

Review of The Politics of Judicial Interpretation: Courts, the Department of Justice, and Civil Rights, 1866-76, 56 University of Cincinnati Law Review 551 (1987).

Obscenity: The Justices' (Not So) New Robes, 8 Campbell Law Review 387 (1986).

The End of Obscenity (Book Review), 1 New Law Books Review 84 (1986).

Still Further Adventures of the Nine Lived Cat: A Rebuttal to Raoul Berger's Reply on Application of the Bill of Rights to the States, 62 North Carolina Law Review 517 (1984).

Judge Hand's History: An Analysis of History and Method in Jaffree v. Board of School Commissioners, 86 West Virginia Law Review 109 (1983).

Further Adventures of the Nine Lived Cat: A Response to Mr Berger on Incorporation of the Bill of Rights, 43 Ohio State Law Journal 89 (1982).

The Fourteenth Amendment and The Bill of Rights, 14 Connecticut Law Review 237 (1982).

The Bill of Rights as a Limitation on State Authority: A Reply to Professor Berger, 16 Wake Forest Law Review 45 (1980).

Ads on Buses, 46 North Carolina Law Review 900 (1968).

Other

A TV Ad, Racial Gerrymanders and Racial Quotas, Huffington Post (November 7, 2016).

The Anti-Edmunds ad and the N.C. Racial Gerrymanders, Greensboro News-Record (November 7, 2016).

A Welcome Defeat for the North Carolina Legislature's Effort to Hobble Black Voting, Huffington Post (August 2, 2016).

Free Speech Matters, Huffington Post (August 20, 2015).

Our Debt to the Abolitionists, Huffington Post (February 20, 2015).

Justice Rousseau A. Burch, Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (January 2009).