William P. Marshall

William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago (1977)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1972)

William (Bill) Marshall is currently the Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina. Marshall was Deputy White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States during the Clinton Administration.  He has also served as the Solicitor General of the State of Ohio.  Marshall has published extensively on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, federal courts, presidential power, federalism, and judicial selection matters. He teaches civil procedure, constitutional law, election law, first amendment, federal courts, freedom of religion, the law of the presidency, and media law. Marshall received his law degree from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a native of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Selected Publications

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  • Actually We Should Wait: Evaluating the Obama Administration's Commitment to Unilateral Executive-Branch Action, 2014 UTAH L. REV. 773 (2014). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis]
  • Abstention, Separation of Powers, and Recasting the Meaning of Judicial Restraint, 107 Nw. U. L. Rev. 881 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • Book Review Lessons From the Nineteenth Century Controversies Over Bible Reading and Aid to Religious Schools (reviewing Steven K. Green, THE BIBLE, THE SCHOOL AND THE CONSTITUTION: THE CLASH THAT SHAPED MODERN CHURCH-STATE DOCTRINE) 49 TULSA L. REV. 457 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Document Link KF4162 .G74 2012]
  • The Constitutionality of Campaign Finance Regulation: Should Differences in a State's Political History and Culture Matter?, 74 MONT. L. REV. 79 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein, BEPress]
  • The Lautsi Decision and the American Establishment Clause Experience: A Response to Professor Weiler, 65 ME. L. REV. 769 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • CASES AND MATERIALS ON FEDERAL COURTS,  (with M. Wells, G. Nichol and L. Yackle) (West American Casebook Series 2nd ed. 2012) (Teacher's manual).
  • National Healthcare and American Constitutional Culture, 35 HARV. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 131 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • Judicial Takings, Judicial Speech, and Doctrinal Acceptance of the Model of the Judge as Political Actor, 6 DUKE J. CONST. L. & PUB. POL'Y 1 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress, Document Link]
  • Not a Winn-Win: The Establishment Clause and Taxpayer Standing, 2011 SUP. CT. REV. 215 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN]
  • Smith, Christian Legal Society, and Speech-Based Claims for Religious Exemptions from Neutral Laws of General Applicability, 32 CARDOZO L. REV. 1937 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
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