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Steven Schwinn

Steven  Schwinn

Associate Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 865
Email: 7schwinn@jmls.edu

BA, Michigan State University
JD, American University Washington College of Law

Blog: Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Scholarship | Full-Text Publications | SSRN Publications | Presentations

Professor Schwinn earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law. He previously taught at the University of Maryland School of Law and George Washington University Law School. He practiced full time in the Office of the General Counsel at the Peace Corps.

Professor Schwinn is a frequent commenter on issues related to constitutional law and human rights. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the Constitutional Law Prof Blog and an occasional contributor to other blogs and publications. He regularly writes for the ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, and he directs the ABA Media Alerts project for the Seventh Circuit. His scholarship has appeared in a variety of law journals.

Professor Schwinn is also an active practitioner. He litigates cases pro bono in the federal courts, and he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Professor Schwinn teaches Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights, and Lawyering Skills I. He also coordinates the Constitutional Law in the Classroom program, in which JMLS students teach constitutional law lessons to students in the Chicago Public Schools and surrounding school districts, and he is the faculty supervisor for the African Human Rights Project.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Scholarship

The Strange Politics of Medicaid Expansion, __ J. Marshall L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014)

Cholera As A Grave Violation of the Right to Water in Haiti (2014) (submitted to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation)(with Sarah Davila-Ruhaak and Deatrice Lindstrom)

Concerning the Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigrant Detention Facilities in the United States of America (2014) (with Sarah Davila-Ruhaak and the JMLS International Human Rights Clinic)

Civil Rights: Enduring and Revolutionary, 14 Insights on Law & Society 4 (2014)

Fourth Amendment: Riley v. California, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 294 (2014)

Fourth Amendment: United States v. Wurie, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 290 (2014)

Religious Freedom and Free Exercise: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 247 (2014)

Qualified Immunity: Plumhoff v. Rickard, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 222 (2014)

Eighth Amendment: Hall v. Florida, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 212 (2014)

First Amendment: Harris v. Quinn, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 192 (2014)

Recess Appointments: NLRB v. Noel Canning, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 169 (2014)

Federal Jurisdiction: Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 135 (2013)

Immigration Law: Mayorkas v. De Osario, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 121 (2013)

Preemption: Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 116 (2013)

Congressional Authority: Bond v. United States, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 93 (2013)

Criminal Procedure: Burt v. Titlow, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 51 (2013)

Campaign Finance: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, 41 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 28 (2013)

The Roberts Court's Rule on Racial Equality, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 342 (2013)

Voting Rights Act: Shelby County v. Holder, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 219 (2013)

Fourth Amendment: Maryland v. King, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 214 (2013)

Federal Preemption: Hillman v. Maretta, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 320 (2013)

Congressional Authority: United States v. Kebodeaux, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 312 (2013)

Federal Preemption: American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. Los Angeles, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 304 (2013)

Preemption: Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 263 (2013)

Preemption: Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 254 (2013)

Equal Protection: United States v. Windsor, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 238 (2013)

Takings Clause: Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 176 (2013)

Fourth Amendment: Missouri v. McNeely, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 172 (2013)

Preemption: Delia v. E.M.A., 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 152 (2013)

Basic Legal Research Workbook (4th Ed. Aspen 2012)(with Amy E. Sloan)

Basic Legal Research Workbook: Teachers' Manual (4th Ed. Aspen 2012)(with Amy E. Sloan)

The Founders' Federalism and the Affordable Care Act, 44 U. Conn. L. Rev. 1071 (2012)

Session II: Historical Perspectives on Privacy in American Law, 29 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 319 (2012) (with Alberto Bernabe, Kathryn Kolbert, Adam D. Moore & Marc Rotenberg)

What's Left for Campaign Finance Reform, JURIST (Dec. 11, 2012)

Justiciability: Chafin v. Chafin, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 133 (2012)

Environmental Law: Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center and Georgia-Pacific West v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 124 (2012)

Standing: Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 82 (2012)

Federal Jurisdiction: Already LLC v. Nike, Inc., 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 82 (2012)

Equal Protection: Fisher v. University of Texas, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 42 (2012)

Takings Clause: Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States, 40 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 30 (2012)

Review, 127 Pol. Sci. Q. 496 (2012) (reviewing Lawrence B. Solum & Robert W. Bennett, Constitutional Originalism: A Debate (2011))

Minimum Coverage Provision Issue, ABA Preview Special Edition on Health Care and the High Court 29 (2012)

The Ebbs and Flows of Federalism at the High Court, 2011-2012 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 36 (2012)

Equal Protection, Armour v. City of Indianapolis, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 208 (2012)

Voting Rights, Perry v. Perez, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 180 (2012)

Qualified Immunity, Filarsky v. Delia, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 172 (2012)

First Amendment, Knox v. SEIU, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 168 (2012)

Congressional Authority, Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 165 (2012)

Foreword: The Impact of Citizens United: Corporate Speech in the 2010 Elections, 44 J. Marshall L. Rev. iii (2011)

Qualified Immunity, Messerschmidt v. Millender, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 133 (2011)

Privacy Act, Federal Aviation Administration v. Cooper, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 129 (2011)

Official Immunity, Rehberg v. Paulk, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 70 (2011)

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Missouri v. Frye, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 58 (2011)

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Lafler v. Cooper, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 52 (2011)

Separation of Powers, Zivotofsky v. Clinton, 12 Insights on L. & Soc'y 20 (2011)

Constitutional Enforcement, Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 31 (2011)

Standing, Reynolds v. United States, 39 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 35 (2011)

The Preemption Docket, 38 A.B.A. Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 337 (2011)

Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 309 (2011)

American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 304 (2011)

Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett and McComish v. Bennett, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 276 (2011)

PLIVA, Inc., et al. v. Mensing - Actavis Elizabeth v. Mensing - Actavis, Inc. v. Demahy, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 272 (2011)

Bond v. United States, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 203 (2011)

General Dynamics Corp. v. United States and Boeing Company v. United States, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 152 (2011)

The State Secrets Privilege in the Post-9/11 Era, 30 Pace L. Rev. 778 (2010)

American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, 11 Insights on L. & Soc'y 24 (2010)

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Stewart, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 128 (2010)

Los Angeles County v. Humphries, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 19 (2010)

Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 15 (2010)

Cullen v. Pinholster, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 95 (2010)

Sossamon v. Texas, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 82 (2010)

Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, 38 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 64 (2010)

Does a Private Action by a Private Person (and Not by the Government) for Criminal Contempt in a Congressionally Created Court Violate the Defendant's Due Process Rights and Separation of Powers, 37 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 267 (2010)

Can a Defendant Government Contractor Remove a State Tort Case to Federal Court When a contractor Provides Services under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act, 37 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 210 (2010)

Does Congress Have the Power to Authorize the Civil Commitment of Sexually Dangerous Persons by the Federal Government, 37 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 156 (2010)

Trade Adjustment Assistance at the U.S. Court of International Trade: The Year in Review, 41 Geo. J. Int'l L. 137 (2009)

Developmental Learning Theory and the American Law School Curriculum, 3 J. Marshall (Atlanta) L.J. 33 (2009)

Trade Adjustment Assistance at the U.S. Court of International Trade: The Year in Review, 41 Geo. J. Int'l L. 137 (2009)

A Road Map for Challenging Voter Restriction Laws after Crawford, 43 Clearinghouse Rev. 49 (2009)

Can Congress Create an Independent Board under the Independent SEC to Regulate Public Accounting Firms, 37 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 116 (2009)

More Publications

Presentations

Speaker: 12th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium: The Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, "Policy and Political Implications of States Declining to Expand Medicaid Under the ACA," The Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits (April 2014)

Speaker: "ICE's New Standards on Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention," The JMLS International Human Rights Clinic Forum (February 2014) (with Sarah Davila-Ruhaak and Jennifer Chan)

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "The Right to Access to Justice," (February 2014)

Speaker: Advancing Justice Education Through Global Commitments and Connections, Global Alliance for Justice Education Seventh Worldwide Conference, "Integrating Actual Legal Work Into Traditional Classes (with Attention to First-Year and Large Classes)," Delhi, India (December 2013)

Speaker: Open Courts and Access to Justice, Fourth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago School of Law – Chicago, IL (November 2013)

Speaker: 2013 Illinois Law-Related Education Conference, "United States Supreme Court Preview: October Term 2013," Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago (October 2013)

Speaker, The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "Aftermath of the Supreme Court's DOMA Decisions," (October 2013) (with Kathryn Kennedy)

Speaker: Association Of American Law Schools (AALS) Conference On Legal Education, "First-Year Live-Clinic Curricula: Collaborations Among Clinics, Skills Faculty, and Public Interest Organizations," San Juan, PR (May 2013)

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "The Vanishing Value of Access to Justice" (April 2013)

Speaker: Loyola's Constitutional Law Colloquium, "The New Separation of Powers and the Vanishing Value of Access to Justice," Loyola University Chicago School of Law – Chicago, IL (November 2012)

Speaker: American Judges Association Annual Conference, "Plenary Session: Supreme Court's 2012-2013 Term," New Orleans, LA (October 2012)

Moderator, 20th Belle R. And Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium: The Development Of Privacy Law From Brandeis To Today, "Session II: Historical Perspectives on Privacy in American Law," The John Marshall Law School (September 2012)

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "The Founders' Federalism and Health Care," (April 2012)

Speaker, The University of Connecticut Law Review Symposium, "The Founders' Federalism and the ACA" (November 2011)

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