Introducing Guest Blogger Joseph Blocher
I am delighted to introduce Professor Joseph Blocher who will be guest blogging with us this month. Professor Blocher is an assistant professor at Duke Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law and Capital Punishment. His primary scholarly interests include the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and state constitutional law. Prior to joining the Duke faculty, Joseph received his J.D. from Yale Law School, clerked for Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also practiced in the appellate group of O’Melveny & Myers.
Professor Blocher’s recent publications include:
Categoricalism and Balancing in First and Second Amendment Analysis, 84 N.Y.U. L. Rev 375 (2009)
Reputation as Property in Virtual Economies, 119 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 120 (2009)
Schrödinger’s Cross: The Quantum Mechanics of the Establishment Clause, 96 Va. L. Rev. In Brief 51 (2010)
Government Property and Government Speech, 52 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2011)
Government Viewpoint and Government Speech, 52 B.C. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2011)
Reverse Incorporation of State Constitutional Law, 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2011)
He is currently working on papers addressing the influence of state constitutional law on federal constitutional doctrine, the relationship between commercial speech doctrine and the rights of corporate speakers, and the Second Amendment right not to bear arms in self-defense.