Professor Mazzone specializes in constitutional law and history and in intellectual
property law. 

Professor Mazzone's scholarship in constitutional law involves a close look at how
constitutional provisions have operated in particular historical circumstances in order
to generate lessons about constitutional interpretation and institutional design. He is
involved in an ongoing project on the role state courts played historically in
interpreting the federal Constitution. Professor Mazzone's publications include
"When the Supreme Court is Not Supreme," forthcoming in the Northwestern
University Law Review; "The Bill of Rights in the Early State Courts," in the
Minnesota Law Review; and "The Security Constitution" in the UCLA Law Review.
He is also writing a book, based on his dissertation, on how societies create the
cultural conditions necessary for the success of written constitutions. Professor Mazzone
is a frequent speaker at public events, conferences, and government hearings, and he
writes often in the popular press on constitutional law issues. 

In intellectual property law, Professor Mazzone's particular interest is in the
problem of overreaching: uses of intellectual property law to assert rights beyond those
the law actually confers. His article on this problem, "Copyfraud," was
published in the NYU Law Review. Professor Mazzone’s book, Copyfraud and Other Abuses of
Intellectual Property, will be published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. 

Before entering academia, Professor Mazzone was a law clerk to Judge Robert Sack of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge John Koeltl of the
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Books

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Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property, Stanford University Press (2010)
 

Articles

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The Commandeerer in Chief, 83 Notre Dame L. Rev. 265 (2007)
 

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Copyfraud, 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1026 (2006)
 

Essays and Shorter Works

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Federal Commandeering in Times of Emergency, 29 National Security Law Report 7 (2007)
 

Book Chapters and Contributions

The Security Constitution, Terrorism, Government, and the Law (2008)
 

Bakke Decision, Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (2007)
 

Brown v. Board of Education, Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (2007)
 

Constitutional Amendments, Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (2007)
 

New Federalism, Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (2007)
 

Popular Press

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Audit Them All, Legal Times (2009)
 

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Too Quick to Copyright, Legal Times (2003)
 

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The Dying Voices of Jurors, Nat’l L.J. (2003)
 

What Congress Owes New York, N.Y. Times (2003)
 

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