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THE GENIUS OF AMERICA: How the Constitution Saved Our Country and Why It Can Again, with Michael Oreskes, Bloomsbury USA (2007).


THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, with Abner J. Mikva, Aspen Law & and Business (1st ed. 1995, 2nd ed. 2002) (3rd ed. 2009).

COUNCIL MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT, editor, Baruch College School of Public Affairs (2001).

Articles and Reports

On Madison, Muslims, and the New York City Police Department, 40 HOFSTRA L. REV. 689 (2012).

A Report Card on New York’s Civic Literacy (with Meg Barnette), Brennan Center for Justice (2011).

The Real Politik of Writing and Reading Statutes, 76 BROOK. L. REV. 967 (2011).

Civil Ignorance and the Rise of the President King, 10 WHITE HOUSE STUDIES 163 (Fall 2010).

More Voice for the People? (with Laura Seago), 12 THE GOVERNMENT, LAW AND POLICY JOURNAL, NYSBA 40 (2010).

Too Big a Canon in the President’s Arsenal: Another Look at United States v. Nixon (with Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Emily Berman), 17 GEO. MASON L. REV. 737 (2010).

Albany’s Dysfunction Denies Due Process (with Laura Seago), 30 PACE L. REV. 965 (2010).

May It Please the Country (with Aziz Huq), DEMOCRACY: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS (Summer 2009).

America 101, DEMOCRACY: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS (Fall 2008).

Are We Still Americans, 36 HOFSTRA L. REV. 13 (2007).

The Impact of Term Limits on Lawmaking in the City of New York, 3 ELECTION LAW JOURNAL 670 (2004).

Due Process in Problem Solving Courts, 30 FORDHAM UR B. L. J. 955 (2003) (invited symposium).

The Muzak of Justice Scalia’s Revolutionary Call to Read Unclear Statutes Narrowly, 53 SMU L. REV. 121 (2000) (with Abner J. Mikva) (invited symposium).

How to Read a Statute in New York: A Reply to Judge Kaye and More, 28 HOFSTRA L. REV. 85 (1999).

Men Are Not Angels: The Realpolitik of Direct Democracy, 34 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 579 (1998) (invited symposium).

The Policy and Politics of Charter Making: The Story of New York City’s 1989 Charter, 42 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV. 2 (1998, with Frederick A. O. Schwarz) (invited symposium).

Albany’s Travesty of Democracy, 7 CITY JOURNAL 48 (Spring 1997).

Legislative Process and Its Judicial Renderings: A Study in Contrast, 48 U. PITT. L. REV. 639 (1987).

Legislative Oversight of an Executive Budget Process: Impoundments in New York, 5 PACE L. REV. 211 (1985).

Human Rights Within The World Legal Order: A Reply to Sohn and McDougal, 10 HOFSTRA L. REV. 747 (1982).

Mass Killing by Governments: Lawful in the World Legal Order? 12 N.Y.U. J. INT’L L. & POL. 199 (1979) (with published responses from Louis Sohn and Myres McDougal appearing in 9 HOFSTRA L. REV.).

Political Surveillance in New York — An Administrative Challenge to Democratic Values, 55 U. DET. J. URB. L. 1079 (1977-78).

Demanding Human Rights: A Change in the World Legal Order, 6 HOFSTRA L. REV. 269 (1978).