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Albert Alschuler : Publications

Books

Law without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes. University of Chicago Press, 2000.

The Privilege against Self-Incrimination: Its Origins and Development. University of Chicago Press, 1997 (with R. H. Helmholz, Charles M. Gray, John H. Langbein, Eben Moglen, and Henry E. Smith).

Book Sections

"Teaching Intelligent Design Is Not Teaching Religion." In Issues on Trial: Education, edited by Robert Winters. Greenhaven Press, 2008.

"A Place for Mercy." In Doing Justice to Mercy: Religion, Law, and Criminal Justice, edited by Jonathan Rothchild, Matthew Myer Boulton, and Kevin Jung. University of Virginia Press, 2007.

"Jury Trial." In The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, edited by Edwin Meese, Matthew Spalding, and David Forte. Heritage Foundation, 2005.

Foreword to Double Jeopardy: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution, by David Rudstein. Praeger, 2004.

"A Century of Skepticism." In Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought, edited by Michael McConnell, Robert Cochrane, and Angella Carmella. Yale University Press, 2002 (also published in First Things, February 2002).

"Jury: Legal Aspects." In vol. 2 of Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, 2nd ed., 2002.

"Criminal Justice." In Common Law, Common Values, Common Rights: Essays on Our Common Heritage. American Bar Association; West Group, 2000.

"Our Faltering Jury." In Postmortem: The O. J. Simpson Case, edited by Jeffrey Abramson. Basic Books, 1996 (also published in 122 The Public Interest 28 (1996) and The University of Chicago Law School Record [Fall 1995]).

"Racial Quotas and the Jury." In Race and the Criminal Justice System: How Race Affects Criminal Trials, edited by Gerald A. Reynolds. Center for Equal Opportunity, 1996.

"The Sentencing Guidelines Evaluation on the Basis of Experience." In vol. 145 of Proceedings of the Fifty-Third Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit. West's Federal Rules Decisions, 1993.

"Bail." In The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Supplement I, edited by Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst, and Jr. John G. West. MacMillan, 1992.

"Guilty Pleas: Plea Bargaining." In vol. 2 of Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, 2nd ed., 2002.

"Third Party Consent." In The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Supplement I, edited by Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst, and Jr. John G. West. MacMillan, 1992.

"Action, Inaction, and the Injunction Not to Kill." In Active Euthanasia, Religion, and the Public Debate. Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics, 1991 (also published in Choosing Death, edited by Ron Hamel, Trinity Press 1991).

"Fourth Amendment Remedies: The Current Understanding." In The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and the Current Understanding, edited by Eugene W. Hickok Jr. University of Virginia Press, 1991.

"Reflection." In Choosing Death, edited by Ron Hamel. Trinity Press, 1991.

"The Selling of the Sentencing Guidelines: Some Correspondence with the U.S. Sentencing Commission." In The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines: Implications for Criminal Justice, edited by Dean J. Champion. Praeger, 1989.

"Statement of Albert W. Alschuler." In Sentencing Guidelines: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives, 100th Congress, 1st Session. U.S. GPO, 1988.

"Blighted Trees in a Benighted Forest: The Police Officer's Cases, the Prosecutor's Screening and Bargaining Practices, and the Social Scientist's Numbers." In Police Leadership in America: Crisis and Opportunity, edited by William A. Geller. Praeger, 1985.

"Guilty Pleas and Plea Bargaining." In vol. 2 of Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, edited by Sanford H. Kadish. Free Press, 1983.

Journal Articles

"From Blackstone to Holmes: The Revolt Against Natural Law." 36 Pepperdine Law Review 491 (2009).

"Herring v. United States: A Minnow or a Shark?" 7 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 463 (2009).

"Plea Bargaining and the Death Penalty." 58 DePaul Law Review 671 (2009).

"Two Ways to Think About the Punishment of Corporations." 46 American Criminal Law Review 1359 (2009).

"Demisesquicentennial: Studying the Exclusionary Rule: An Empirical Classic." 75 University of Chicago Law Review 1365 (2008).

"The Upside and Downside of Police Hunches and Expertise." 4 Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy 115 (2007).

"Celebrating Great Lawyering." Review of Litigating in the Shadow of Death: Defense Attorneys in Capital Cases, by Welsh S. White. 4 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 223 (2006).

"The Mail Fraud and RICO Racket: Thoughts on the Trial of George Ryan." 9 Green Bag 2d 113 (2006).

"Welsh S. White: Dedicated Scholar, Devoted Colleague, and Dear Friend." 68 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 1 (2006).

"Disparity: The Normative and Empirical Failure of the Federal Guidelines." 58 Stanford Law Review 85 (2005).

"In Memoriam: Norval Morris (1923-2004)." 72 University of Chicago Law Review 455 (2005) (with James B. Jacobs, James R. Coldren Jr., Franklin E. Zimring, and Kathleen Hawk Sawyer).

"Narrative and Normativity: Comments on The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial." 26 Journal of Legal History 91 (2005).

"The Future of American Sentencing: A National Roundtable on Blakely." 17 Federal Sentencing Reporter 115 (2004).

"Hail Yale." 2 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 29 (2004).

"To Sever or Not to Sever? Why Blakely Requires Action by Congress." 17 Federal Sentencing Reporter 11 (2004).

"The Changing Purposes of Criminal Punishment: A Retrospective on the Last Century and Some Thoughts about the Next." 70 University of Chicago Law Review 1 (2003).

"Lawyers and Truth-Telling." 26 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 189 (2003).

"Straining at Gnats and Swallowing Camels: The Selective Morality of Professor Bibas." 88 Cornell Law Review 1412 (2003).

"It's All Relative? Origins of American Pragmatism." Nov. 20-Dec. 3 Christian Century 30 (2002).

"Racial Profiling and the Constitution." 2002 University of Chicago Legal Forum 163 (2002).

"Antiquated Procedures or Bedrock Rights? A Response to Professors Meares and Kahan." 1998 University of Chicago Legal Forum 215 (1998) (with Stephen J. Schulhofer).

"Explaining the Public Wariness of Juries." 48 DePaul Law Review 407 (1998).

"How to Win the Trial of the Century: The Ethics of Lord Broughan and the O. J. Simpson Defense Team." 29 McGeorge Law Review 291 (1998).

"Introduction: Adding a Comparative Perspective to American Criminal Procedure Classes." 100 West Virginia Law Review 765 (1998).

"Constraint and Confession." 74 Denver University Law Review 957 (1997).

"The Descending Trail: Holmes' Path of the Law One Hundred Years Later." 49 Florida Law Review 353 (1997) (Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law).

"The Descending Trial: Holmes' Path of the Law One Hundred Years Later." 49 Florida Law Review 353 (1997).

"The F.B.I. and the Olympic Park Bombing." 147 New Law Journal 1344 (1997).

"Two Guns, Four Guns, Six Guns, More Guns: Does Arming the Public Reduce Crime?" 31 Valparaiso University Law Review 365 (1997).

Review of The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom, by Steven Adler, and We the Jury: The Jury Systems and the Ideal of Democracy, by Jeffrey Abramson. 79 Judicature (1996).

"A Peculiar Privilege in Historical Perspective: The Right to Remain Silent." 94 Michigan Law Review 2625 (1996).

"Rediscovering Blackstone." 145 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1 (1996).

"The All-White American Jury." 145 New Law Journal 1005 (1995).

"Racial Quotas and the Jury." 44 Duke Law Journal 704 (1995) (revised version published as University of Chicago Law School Occasional Paper 35 [1996]).

"Equal Justice: Would Color-Conscious Jury Selection Help?". 36 American Bar Association Journal 2 (1995).

"A Brief History of the Criminal Jury in the United States." 61 University of Chicago Law Review 867 (1994) (with Andrew G. Deiss).

"Norval." 1994 University of Chicago Legal Forum 1 (1994).

"Sir William Blackstone and the Shaping of American Law." 144 New Law Journal (1994).

"Monarch, Lackey, or Judge." 64 University of Colorado Law Review 723 (1993).

"Remarks to the Fifty-Third Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit." 145 F.R.D. 222, 238 (1993).

"Three Huzzas for the Jury." 143 New Law Journal 951 (1993) (with Andrew G. Deiss).

"Willie and Bill." 5 Federal Sentencing Reporter 214 (1993).

Review of The Essential Holmes: Selections from the Letters, Speeches, and Other Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., edited by Richard A. Posner. 2Law and Politics Book Review 105 (1992).

"An Exchange of Concessions." 142 New Law Journal 937 (1992).

"The Future of Criminal Justice." University of Chicago Law School Record (1992).

"The Politics of American Criminal Justice." 26 Criminal Lawyer 5 (1992).

"Ancient Law and the Punishment of Corporations: Of Frankpledge and Deodand." 71 Boston University Law Review 307 (1991).

"The Failure of Sentencing Commissions." 141 The New Law Journal 829 (1991).

"The Failure of Sentencing Guidelines." 58 University of Chicago Law Review 901 (1991) (summarized and updated in 4 Federal Sentencing Reporter 161 [1991]).

"The Right to Die." 141 New Law Journal 1637 (1991).

"Sugar Cubes, Blotting Paper, and the Courts." 141 New Law Journal 785 (1991).

"Weighing Up the Evidence." 141 New Law Journal 1711 (1991).

"Foreword: The Vanishing Civil Jury." 1990 University of Chicago Legal Forum 1 (1990).

"Judicial Impressions of the Sentencing Guidelines." 2 Federal Sentencing Reporter 94 (1989) (with Stephen J. Schulhofer).

"The Overweight Schoolteacher from New Jersey and Other Tales: The Peremptory Challenge after Batson." 25 Criminal Law Bulletin 57 (1989).

"The Supreme Court and the Jury: Voir Dire, Peremptory Challenges, and the Review of Jury Verdicts." 56 University of Chicago Law Review 153 (1989).

"Conference Discussion Five." 19 Rutgers Law Journal 849, 851 (1988).

"Departures and Plea Agreements under the Sentencing Guidelines." 117 West's Federal Rules Decisions 459 (1988).

"Model Penal Code Conference Transcript: Discussion Five." 19 Rutgers Law Journal 849 (1988).

"Failed Pragmatism: Reflections on the Burger Court." 100 Harvard Law Review 1436 (1987).

"Preventive Pretrial Detention and the Failure of Interest-Balancing Approaches to Due Process." 85 Michigan Law Review 510 (1987).

"Getting Shortchanged in the Bargain." 1986 Compleat Lawyer (1986).

"Mediation with a Mugger: Concerning the Shortage of Adjudicative Services and the Need for a Two-Tier Trial System in Civil Cases." 99 Harvard Law Review 1808 (1986).

"Personal Failure, Institutional Failure, and the Sixth Amendment." 14 New York University Review of Law and Social Change 149 (1986).

"Walter V. Schaefer: An Appreciation." 32 University of Chicago Law School Record 62 (1986).

"Will There Be Plea Bargaining in the Year 2000?" 31 University of Chicago Law School Record 3 (1985).

"Bright Line Fever and the Fourth Amendment." 45 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 227 (1984).

"Close Enough for Government Work: The Exclusionary Rule after Leon." 1984 Supreme Court Review 309 (1984).

"Implementing the Criminal Defendant's Right to Trial: Alternatives to the Plea Bargaining System." 50 University of Chicago Law Review 829 (1983).

"Interpersonal Privacy and the Fourth Amendment." 4 Northern Illinois University Law Review 1 (1983).

"The Search for Truth Continued, the Privilege Retained: A Response to Judge Frankel." 54 University of Colorado Law Review 67 (1982).

"The Changing Plea Bargaining Debate." 69 California Law Review 652 (1981).

"The Preservation of a Client's Confidences: One Value among Many or a Categorical Imperitive?" 52 University of Colorado Law Review 349 (1981).

"Sentencing Reform and Parole Release Guidelines." 51 University of Colorado Law Review 237 (1980).

Review of Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice, by Charles L. Silberman. 46 University of Chicago Law Review 1007 (1979).

"Plea Bargaining and Its History." 79 Columbia Law Review 1 (1979) (simultaneously published in 13 Law and Society Review 211 [1979]).

"Sentencing Reform and Prosecutorial Power: A Critique of Recent Proposals for 'Fixed' and 'Presumptive' Sentencing." 126 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 550 (1978) (simultaneously published in Determinate Sentencing: Reform or Regression? [Government Printing Office, 1978]).

Review of One Just Man, by James Mills. 12 Criminal Law Bulletin 629 (1976).

"The Trial Judge's Role in Plea Bargaining." 76 Columbia Law Review 1059 (1976).

"The Defense Attorney's Role in Plea Bargaining." 84 Yale Law Review 1179 (1975).

"The Supreme Court, the Defense Attorney, and the Guilty Plea." 47 University of Colorado Law Review 1 (1975).

Review of The Quality of Justice in the Lower Criminal Courts of Metropolitan Boston: A Report by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law, by Stephen R. Bing and S. Stephen Rosenfeld. 66 Law Library Journal 122 (1973).

"Courtroom Misconduct by Prosecutors and Trial Judges." 50 Texas Law Review 629 (1972).

Review of John Marshall's Defense of McCulloch v. Maryland, edited by Gerald Gunther. 64 Law Library Journal 99 (1971).

"A Different View of Privacy." 49 Texas Law Review 872 (1971).

"The Prosecutor's Role in the Plea Bargaining." 36 University of Chicago Law Review 50 (1968).

Magazine Articles

"Introduction: Equal Access to Justice?". The World and I, June 1991, p. 456.

"Shortchanged in the Bargain." Compleat Lawyer, Winter 1986, p. 27.

Dictionary Entry

"Nicholas St. John Green." In The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law edited by Roger K. Newman, 2009.

Newspaper Articles

"Was Dewey Religious? Alschuler Replies." Christian Century, February 8, 2003.

"Making Ideology an Issue." Chicago Tribune, September 18, 2002, p. 23.

"Unequal Justice for Girtha Gulley." Chicago Tribune, January 13, 1993.

"Burger's Failure: Trying Too Much to Lead." National Law Journal, February 18, 1980.

Paper (Monograph)

"Brief of Amicus Curiae in Support of Neither Party, Weyhrauch v. United States." 2009.

Reports

"Statement of Albert W. Alschuler, Final Report, Hennepin County Attorney's Task Force on Racial Composition of the Grand Jury," 1992