Josh Blackman

Associate Professor of Law

George Mason University School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Intersection of Law and Technology
  • United States Supreme Court

jblackman@stcl.edu

713-646-1829

Office: 623T

Josh is an Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare.

Josh was selected by Forbes Magazine for the “30 Under 30” in Law and Policy. Josh has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of executive action on immigration. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Josh is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS, the Internet’s Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at JoshBlackman.com. Josh leads the cutting edge of legal analytics as Director of Judicial Research at LexPredict. Josh is the author of over two dozen law review articles, and his commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, and other national publications.

Josh clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Josh is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.


ARTICLES

Collective Liberty, 67 Hastings L.J. 623 (2016).

Popular Constitutionalism After Kelo, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 255 (2016).

The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016).

Immigration Inside The Law, 55 Washburn L.J. 31 (2015).

The Legality Of Executive Action After King v. Burwell, 16 Engage: J. Federalist Soc’y Prac. Groups 8 (2015).

The Constitutionality Of DAPA Part II: Faithfully Executing The Law, 19 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 213 (2015).

The Constitutionality of DAPA Part I: Congressional Acquiescence to Deferred Action, 103 Geo. L.J. Online 96 (2015).

Obamacare & Man at Yale, 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1241.

The Shooting Cycle, 46 Conn. L. Rev. 1513 (2014) (with Shelby Baird).

The Burden of Judging, 9 NYU J. L. & Liberty 1105 (2014).

What Happens if Data is Speech?, 16 U. Pa. J. Const. L. Heightened Scrutiny 25 (2014).

The 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, and 3D Printed Guns, 81 Tenn. L. Rev. 479 (2014).

Popular Constitutionalism and the Affordable Care Act, 27 Pub. Aff. Q. 179 (2013) (Peer-Reviewed).

Back To The Future Of Originalism, 16 Chap. L. Rev. 325 (2013).

Justice John Marshall Harlan: Professor of Law, 81 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1063 (2013). (with Bryan Frye and Michael McCloskey)

Originalism at the Right Time?, 90 Tex. L. Rev. See Also. 269 (2012).

Fantasy SCOTUS Crowdsourcing A Prediction Market for the Supreme Court, 10 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 125 (with Adam Aft & Corey Carpenter).

The Constitutionality of Social Cost, 34 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 951 (2011).

Original Citizenship, 159 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNUMBRA 95 (2010).

Outfoxed: Pierson v. Post and The Natural Law, 51 Am. J. Legal Hist. 417 (2011). Nominated by The Green Bag for “Exemplary Legal Writing” in long articles category for 2011.

Keeping Pandora’s Box Sealed: Privileges or Immunities, The Constitution in 2010, and Property Extending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to the States, 8 Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2010). (with Ilya Shapiro)

Equal Protection From Eminent Domain: Protecting The Home Of Olech’s Class Of One, 55 Loy. L. Rev. 697 (2010).

Youngstown’s Fourth Tier. Is There A Zone of Insight Beyond the Zone of Twilight?, 40 Memphis L. Rev. 541 (2010). (with Elizabeth Bahr)

The Tell-Tale Privileges or Immunities Clause, 2010 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 163. (with Alan Gura and Ilya Shapiro)

This Lemon Comes as a Lemon. The Lemon Test and the Pursuit of a Statute’s Secular Purpose, 20 Geo. Mason U. C.R. L.J. 351 (2010).

Omniveillance, Google, Privacy in Public, and the Right to Your Digital Identity: A Tort for Recording and Disseminating an Individual’s Image Over the Internet, 49 Santa Clara L. Rev. 313 (2009).

BOOK REVIEWS

The Supreme Court’s New Battlefield, 90 Tex. L. Rev. 1207 (2012)(reviewing Adam Winkler, Gunfight: the Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (2011)).

BOOKS

Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare, (New York: PublicAffairs, 2013).

CHAPTERS

From Being One L to Teaching One L, in One L. (FORTHCOMING 2016).

The Path of Big Data and the Law, in Big Data and the Law (West Academic Press FORTHCOMING 2014).

Popular Constitutionalism and the Affordable Care Act, in The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications (Fritz Allhoff and Mark Hall, Eds) (New York: Routledge, 2014).

COMMENTARIES, PRESENTATIONS & PROCEEDINGS

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