Publications - Ian Bartrum


Book Contributions

Ian Bartrum, The Modalities of Constitutional Argument, in Readings in Persuasion: Briefs that Changed the World (Linda Edwards ed., Wolters Kluwer 2012).



Ian Bartrum, The People's Court: On the Intellectual Origins of American Judicial Power, 125 Dickinson L. Rev. 283 (2021).

Ian Bartrum, Searching for Cliven Bundy: The Constitution and Public Lands, 2 Nev. L.J. Forum 67 (2018).

Ian Bartrum et al., Justice as Fair Division, 45 Pepp. L. Rev. 531 (2018).

Ian Bartrum, Wittgenstein's Poker: Contested Constitutionalism and the Limits of Public Meaning Originalism, 10 Wash. U. Juris. Rev. 29 (2017).

Ian Bartrum, James Wilson in the State House Yard: Ratifying the Structures of Popular Sovereignty, 64 Buff. L. Rev. 225 (2016).

Ian Bartrum, Two Dogmas of Originalism, 7 Wash. U. Juris. Rev. 157 (2015).

Ian Bartrum, The Ninth Circuit’s Treatment of Sexual Orientation: Defining “Rational Basis Review with Bite", 112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 142 (2014).

Ian Bartrum, The Curious Case of Legislative Prayer: Town Of Greece v. Galloway, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 218 (2014).

Ian Bartrum, Religion and the Restatements, 79 Brook. L. Rev. 579 (2014).

Ian Bartrum, Constitutional Value Judgments and Interpretive Theory Choice, 40 Fla. St. U.L. Rev. 259 (2013).

Ian Bartrum, Originalist Ideology and the Rule of Law, 15 U. Pa. J. Const. L Height. Scrutiny 1 (2012).

Ian Bartrum, The Ministerial Exception and the Limits of Religious Sovereignty, Where Law & Religion Meet - Online Journal of the Emory Center for the Study of Law and Religion (July 22, 2012).

Ian Bartrum, Nonpublic Reasons and Political Paradigm Change, 85 St. John’s L. Rev. 473 (2011).

Ian Bartrum, Religion and Race: The Ministerial Exception Reexamined, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. Coll. 191 (2011).

Ian Bartrum, Constitutional Rights and Judicial Independence: Lessons from Iowa, 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1047 (2011).

Ian Bartrum, Constructing the Constitutional Canon: The Metonymic Evolution of Federalist 10, 27 Const. Comment. 9 (2010).

Ian Bartrum, The Constitutional Canon As Argumentative Metonymy, 18 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 327 (2009).

Ian Bartrum, Of Historiography and Constitutional Principle: Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury Baptists, 51 J. Church & St. 102 (2009).

Ian Bartrum, Metaphors and Modalities: Meditations on Bobbitt’s Theory of the Constitution, 17 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 157 (2008).

Ian Bartrum, The Political Origins of Secular Public Education: The New York School Controversy 1840-1842, 3 N.Y.U. J. L. & Liberty 267 (2008).

Ian Bartrum, The Constitutional Structure of Disestablishment, 2 N.Y.U. J. L. & Liberty 311 (2007).

Ian Bartrum, Note, Paradise Lost: Good News Club, Charitable Choice, and the State of Religious Freedom, 27 Vt. L. Rev. 177 (2002).


Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Ian Bartrum, Book Review, 57 J. Church & St. 173 (2015) (reviewing Marc DeGirolami, The Tragedy of Religious Freedom (2013)).

Ian Bartrum, Health Care Reform Act is Constitutional and Necessary, The Des Moines Register, Mar. 23, 2011.

Ian Bartrum, Essay, Salazar v. Buono: Sacred Symbolism and the Secular State, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1653 (2011).

Ian Bartrum, Response, Thoughts on The Divergence of Contract and Promise, 24 Can. J. L. & Juris. 225 (2011).

Ian Bartrum, Don’t Simply Dismiss O’Donnell’s Point on Church and State, The Des Moines Register, Nov. 8, 2010.

Ian Bartrum, Same-Sex Marriage in the Heartland: The Case for Legislative Minimalism in Crafting Religious Exemptions, 108 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 8 (2009).

Ian Bartrum, Essay, Pleasant Grove v. Summum: Losing the Battle to Win the War, 95 Va. L. Rev. Brief 43 (2009).


Ian Bartrum on the Scholarly Commons