Jeffrey D. Jackson Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity
Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"Be Careful What You Wish For: Why McDonald v. City of Chicago's Rejection of the Privileges or Immunities Clause May Not Be Such a Bad Thing for Rights," 115 Penn State Law Review 561 (2011).
"Putting Rationality Back into the Rational Basis Test: Saving Substantive Due Process and Redeeming the Promise of the Ninth Amendment," 45 University of Richmond Law Review 491 (2011) [505 KB PDF].
"Blackstone's Ninth Amendment: A Historical Common Law Baseline for the Interpretation of Unenumerated Rights," 62 Oklahoma Law Review 167 (2010).
"Socrates and Langdell in Legal Writing: Is the Socratic Method a Proper Tool for Legal Writing Courses," 43 California Western Law Review 267 (2007) [2.2 MB PDF].
"Beyond Quality: First Principles in Judicial Selection and Their Application to a Commission-Based Selection System," 34 Fordham Urban Law Journal 125 (2007) [166 KB PDF].
» Cited in: Kirk v. Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, September 30, 2010, p.16663).
"The Modalities of the Ninth Amendment: Ways of Thinking About Unenumerated Rights Inspired by Philip Bobbitt's Constitutional Fate," 75 Mississippi Law Journal 495 (2006) [2.5 MB PDF].
"The Power to Suspend Habeas Corpus: An Answer from the Arguments Surrounding Ex Parte Merryman," 34 University of Baltimore Law Review 11 (2004) [2.6 MB PDF].
"The Daubert Trilogy in the States," 44 Jurimetrics Journal 351 (2004) (co-author with David E. Bernstein) [395 KB PDF].
"The Dog of War as a Puppy: The Constitutional Power to Initiate Hostilities as Answered by the Framing," 1 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 361 (2003) [1.2 MB PDF].
"The Selection of Judges in Kansas: A Comparison of Systems," 69 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 32 (January 2000) [2.8 MB PDF].
Chapters in Books
"McReynolds, James Clark: 1862-1946," Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David S. Tanenhaus, editor in chief) (Detroit : Macmillan Reference USA, 2008).
"Man Fights Death Penalty with Bike Pedals," Kansas First News, June 18, 2013 (appears at 1:08).
Quoted, "Supreme Court decision pending on Defense of Marriage Act, Prop 8," Kansas State Collegian, April 4, 2013.
Panelist, "Meow! Meow!: Ways to Herd Cats and Coordinate in a Directorless Program," Association of Legal Writing Directors' 2013 Biennial Conference, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 27, 2013 (with Joseph Mastrosimone, Emily Grant and Tonya Kowlaski).
Moderator, "Teaching Legal Writing to Students with Physical and Learning Disabilities," Student Populations: Diversity Matters (Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop), Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 1, 2012.
"Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases," Selected Topics and Miscellany 2012 CLE Program, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 21, 2012.
Panelist, "Views from the Tenure Track," The 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Palm Desert, California, May 31, 2012.
"Gender Diversity in the Kansas Judiciary," Safeguarding U.S. Democracy: The Quest for a More Diverse Judiciary, The League of Women Voters of Kansas Meeting, Topeka, Kansas, March 24, 2011.
"Why the Supreme Court's Rejection of Privileges or Immunities in McDonald v. City of Chicago might not be a Bad Thing for Rights," University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, March 3, 2011.
"Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2009.
"Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 27, 2008.
"Just the Facts: Writing a Persuasive Fact Statement," The Art of Advocacy: Not-So-Secret Tips for Writing Effective, Persuasive and Ethical Legal Briefs, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, March 10, 2007.
Forum Panelist, "What Does Freedom of the Press Mean When the Press is the Internet?", Washburn University Constitution and Citizenship Forum, September 18, 2006.
Symposium Panelist, "Rethinking Judicial Selection: A Critical Appraisal of Appointive Selection for State Court Judges," Fordham Law School, April 7, 2006.
Planning Committee Co-chair, "Student Populations: Diversity Matters," Legal Writing Institute (one-day workshop), Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 1, 2012.
Testified on behalf of the Kansas Judicial Council Death Penalty Advisory Committee before the Kansas Senate Judiciary (the Committee is considering SB 208 and SB 375, which would repeal the death penalty in Kansas), January 19, 2010.
Associate Editor, Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, 2009-.
Testified in support of the Kansas Equal Rights Amendment (Senate Concurrent Resolution 1608) before the Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, February 25, 2009.