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Faculty name: Victoria F. Nourse

Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Victoria F. Nourse, Power, in Justice Scalia: Rhetoric and the Rule of Law (Brian Slocum & Francis J. Mootz III eds., University of Chicago Press forthcoming 2018).   


  • Victoria F. Nourse, William N. Eskridge, Jr. & Abbe R. Gluck, Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation: Legislation and Administration in the Republic of Statutes (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2014 & Supp. 2016-2017).    [BOOK]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Misreading Law, Misreading Democracy (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near Triumph of American Eugenics (New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Mary Becker, Cynthia Grant Bowman & Kimberly A. Yuracko, Cases and Materials on Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking Women Seriously (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 3d ed. 2007).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Victoria F. Nourse, Reclaiming the Constitutional Text from Originalism: The Case of Executive Power, 106 Cal. L. Rev. 1-44 (2018).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Underwrites, Overrides, and Recovered Precedents, 104 Va. L. Rev. Online 89-100 (2018).    [W] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Picking and Choosing Text: Lessons for Statutory Interpretation from the Philosophy of Language, 69 Fla. L. Rev. 1409-1437 (2017).    [W] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, When Eugenics Became Law, 530 Nature 418 (2016) (reviewing Adam Cohen, Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck (2016)).    [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Response, Overrides: The Super-Study, 92 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 205-216 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Elementary Statutory Interpretation: Rethinking Legislative Intent and History, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 1613-1658 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse & Gregory Shaffer, Empiricism, Experimentalism, and Conditional Theory, 67 SMU L. Rev. 141-184 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, The Constitution and Legislative History, 17 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 313-363 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Akhil Reed Amar, David Barron, Hon. C. Boyden Gray & John O. McGinnis, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies: 2012 National Lawyers Convention: Showcase Panel II: Separation of Powers, 59 Loy. L. Rev. 573-621 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Decision Theory and Babbitt v. Sweet Home: Skepticism About Norms, Discretion, and the Virtues of Purposivism, 57 St. Louis U. L.J. 909-929 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, A Decision Theory of Statutory Interpretation: Legislative History by the Rules, 122 Yale L.J. 70-152 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Misunderstanding Congress: Statutory Interpretation, the Supermajoritarian Difficulty, and the Separation of Powers, 99 Geo. L.J. 1119-1177 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse & John P. Figura, Toward a Representational Theory of the Executive, 91 B.U. L. Rev. 273-303 (2011) (reviewing Steven G. Calabresi & Christopher S. Yoo, The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush (2008)).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Two Kinds of Plain Meaning, 76 Brook. L. Rev. 997-1005 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Buck v. Bell: A Constitutional Tragedy from a Lost World, 39 Pepp. L. Rev. 101-117 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Irasema Garza, Lynn Hecht Schafran, Sally Goldfarb, Patricia Reuss, Hilary Shelton & Helen Neubourne, Panel One: Present at the Creation: Drafting and Passing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 11 Geo. J. Gender & L. 511-531 (2010).    [HEIN]
  • Victoria F. Nourse & Sarah A. Maguire, The Lost History of Governance and Equal Protection, 58 Duke L.J. 955-1012 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse & Greg Shaffer, Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory?, 95 Cornell L. Rev. 61-137 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, A Tale of Two Lochners: The Untold History of Substantive Due Process and the Idea of Fundamental Rights, 97 Cal. L. Rev. 751-799 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, After the Reasonable Man: Getting Over the Subjectivity/Objectivity Question, 11 New Crim. L. Rev. 33-50 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Equality's Future: An Introduction, 23 Wis. J.L. Gender & Soc'y 161-167 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Howard Erlanger, Bryant Garth, Jane Larson, Elizabeth Mertz, & David Wilkins, Foreword, Is It Time for a New Legal Realism?, 2005 Wis. L. Rev. 335-363.    [HEIN] [W]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Rethinking Crime Legislation: History and Harshness, 39 Tulsa L. Rev. 925-939 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Toward a New Constitutional Anatomy, 56 Stan. L. Rev. 835-900 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Upending Status: A Comment on Switching, Inequality, and the Idea of the Reasonable Person, 2 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 361-375 (2004) (reviewing Cynthia Lee, Murder and the Reasonable Man: Passion and Fear in the Criminal Courtroom (2003)).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Reconceptualizing Criminal Law Defenses, 151 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1691-1746 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Hearts and Minds: Understanding the New Culpability, 6 Buff. Crim. L. Rev. 361-388 (2002).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Law's Constitution: A Relational Critique, 17 Wis. Women's L.J. 23-56 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse & Jane S. Schacter, The Politics of Legislative Drafting: A Congressional Case Study, 77 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 575-624 (2002).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Self-Defense and Subjectivity, 68 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1235-1308 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, The "Normal" Successes and Failures of Feminism and the Criminal Law, 75 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 951-978 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Victoria F. Nourse, Self-Defense, in The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law 607-628 (Markus D. Dubber & Tatjana Hörnle eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, The Accidental Feminist, in Transcending the Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory 339-351 (Martha Albertson Fineman ed., New York: Routledge 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Victoria F. Nourse, Feminism: Legal Aspects, Entry, in 2 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice 707-714 (Joshua Dressler ed., New York: Macmillan Reference USA 2d ed. 2002).    [BOOK]

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