Ofer Raban: Publications
Capitalism, Liberalism, and the Right to Privacy (Tulane Law Review, forthcoming 2012).
Conflicts of Rights: When the Federal Constitution Restricts Civil Liberties (Rutgers Law Review, forthcoming 2012).
“The Fallacy of Legal Certainty: Why Vague Legal Standards May be Better for Capitalism and Liberalism”, 19 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 175 (2010).
“On Necessary and Suggestive Identification Procedures”, article to 37 Am. J. Crim. L. 53
“A Ratchet That Can Get Stuck: On the Relationship Between the Federal and States’ Constitutions”, in Between Complexity of Law and Lack of Order: Philosphy of Law in Era of Globalization (M. Zirk-Sadowski, B. Wojciechowski, and M. Golecki eds., 2009).
“Real and Imagined Threats to the Rule of Law,” 15 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 478 (2008).
“Be They Fish Or Not Fish: The Fishy Registration of Nonsexual Offenders,” 16 Am. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 497 (2007).
“The Supreme Court’s Endorsement of a Politicized Judiciary: A Philosophical Critique,” 8 J.L. Soc’y 114 (2007).
“The Embarrassing Saga of New York’s Derivative Right to Counsel,” 80 St. John’s L. Rev. 389 (2006).
“Legislation, Adjudication, and Public Justification,” Schriften zur Rechtstheorie, Volume 215/II (2006) [Germany].
“Judicial Impartiality and the Regulation of Judicial Election Campaigns,” 15 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 205 (2004).
“Dworkin’s ‘Best Light’ Requirement and the Proper Methodology of Legal Theory,” 23 Oxford J. Legal Stud. 243 (2003).
Books and Book Chapters
A Ratchet That Can Get Stuck: On the Relationship Between the Federal
and States’ Constitutions, in “BETWEEN COMPLEXITY OF LAW AND LACK OF
ORDER: PHILOSOPHY OF LAW IN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION” (eds. M. Zirk-
Sadowski, B. Wojciechowski, M. Golecki) (2009) (solicited).
Gerrymandering, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT (Macmillan
Reference, USA) (2008).
MODERN LEGAL THEORY AND JUDICIAL IMPARTIALITY (Routledge-Cavendish,
Capitalism, Liberalism, and Substantive Due Process (Loyola University, Chicago) (Forthcoming).
Political Liberalism and the Right to Privacy (IVR World Congress) (Forthcoming).
Supreme Court Review/Preview (Lane County Bar Association) (Forthcoming).
Citizens United and Judicial Elections (Democracy, Inc?, Law Review Symposium) (University of San Francisco) (2011).
Capitalism, Liberalism, and the Right to Privacy (Lectures & Awards) (Univ. of Oregon) (2011).
The Federal Constitution As a Ceiling, Not Just a Floor (Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola Univ. School of Law, Chicago) (2010)
Federal Constitutional Limitations on State Constitutional Right (O’Connell Conference for Appellate Judges) (Portland, OR) (2010).
2010 The Gun Debate (A debate with Supreme Court litigator Alan Gura, The Federalist Society) (Univ. of Oregon)
2010 On Suggestive and Necessary Identification Procedures (CLE, Public Defenders Services of Lane County) (Eugene, OR).
2009 Supreme Court Review/Preview (American Constitution Society) (Univ. of Oregon)
2009 On Bright-Line Rules and Vague Standards (Wayne Morse Center Politics and Policy Colloquium) (Univ. of Oregon).
2009 Capitalism, Liberalism, Democracy, and Legal Certainty (24th IVR World Congress) (Beijing).
2009 Dual Systems of Civil rights Protection (Symposium: Rethinking the Philosophy of Law: Legal Theory, Human Rights and Constitutions) (Istanbul).
2009 Democracy and the Rule of Law (Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference) (Chicago).
2009 The Natural Law Foundations of the Constitution: Antiquated or More Needed than Ever? (A debate with Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute) (Univ. of Oregon).
2008 Who Cares About Legal Theory, and Why? (International Law Society) (Univ. of Oregon).
2008 On the Relation between Law and Politics (A debate with Professor Mark Graber, American Constitution Society) (Univ. of Oregon).
2008 Judicial elections and the Supreme Court’s Misguided Legal Theory (O’Connell Conference) (Univ. of Oregon).
2008 Law and Moral Reasons (International Congress on the Philosophy of Law, Bar Association of Ankara and the Philosophical Society of Turkey) (Ankara, Turkey).
2007 Politicized Legal Interpretation, XXIII World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (Krakow. Poland).
2007 What is Legal Theory? (International Law Society) (Detroit).
2006 Is President Bush’s Surveillance Program Constitutional? (Constitution Week Lecture) (Detroit).
2006 The U.S. Supreme Court and the Notion of Judicial Impartiality (Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, Annual Conference) (Dublin).
2006 Textualism and Judicial Independence (American Constitution Society, Symposium on Judicial Independence) (Detroit).
2003 Reason and Legislative Intent (Oxford Jurisprudence Colloquium) (Oxford, England).
2002 Law and Justification, (2nd Euroconference in Legal Philosophy: The Judiciary and the European Construction Process) (Gerona, Spain).
The Supreme Court Continues to dismantle campaign finance reform (op-
ed, The Oregonian, July 8, 2011).
Supreme Court’s ruling in religion case makes little sense (The
Register Guard, April 12, 2011).
A modest decision about child pornography (The Oregonian, January
Cloak of National Security Obscures Logic (op-ed, The Oregonian, September 12, 2010).
High court’s support of ‘free speech’ comes at a steep price (op-ed, Register Guard, May 3, 2010).
State’s high court uses hazy reasoning in medical pot ruling (op-ed, Register Guard, April 25, 2010).
Court within its right in ruling on mandatory sentencing, Eugene Register-Guard, Oct. 5, 2009.
‘Actual innocence’ as a constitutional right, The Oregonian, Aug. 28, 2009.
Dissecting the Torture Memos, The Oregonian, Apr. 28, 2009. Full version available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1404105.
Nude Dancers’ Expression Should Be Protected by State Constitution (op-ed, Register Guard, March 30, 2009).
Weighing the Rule of Law (op-ed, The Oregonian, March 12, 2009).
Free-speech Ruling May Add to Friction (op-ed, The Oregonian, August 22, 2008).
Bring Constitution into the 21st Century (op-ed, Register Guard, June 26, 2008).