Faculty Publications

Rory K. Little

Books

Journal Articles

  • Hating Hate Speech: Why Current First Amendment Doctrine Does Not Condemn a Careful Ban, 45 Hastings Const. L.Q. 577 (2018). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Cross-Cultural Challenges, Consensus, and Opportunities for Advancing the Professional Ethical Integrity of Legal System Actors, 39 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 95 (2016). FULLTEXT
  • Merit-Based Sentencing Reductions: Moving Forward on Specifics, and Some Critique of the New Model Penal Code, 66 Hastings L.J. 1535 (2015). FULLTEXT
  • Guns Don’t Kill People, 3D Printing Does? Why the Technology is a Distraction from Effective Gun Controls, 65 Hastings L.J. 1505 (2014). FULLTEXT URL
  • Merit-Based Sentencing Reductions: Moving Forward on Specifics, and Some Critique of the New Model Penal Code, 66 Hastings L.J. 1535 (2014). FULLTEXT
  • Speech: Perspectives on Criminal Litigation Ethics: James Cole & Jeffrey Adachi, 65 Hastings L.J. 1145 (2014). FULLTEXT URL
  • ABA's Project to Revise the Criminal Justice Standards for the Prosecution and Defense Functions, 62 Hastings L.J. 1111 (2011). FULLTEXT
  • The Role of Reporter for a Law Project, 38 Hastings Const. L.Q. 747 (2011). FULLTEXT
  • "It's Not my Problem?" Wrong: Prosecutors Have an Important Ethical Role to Play, 7 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 685 (2010). FULLTEXT
  • Heller and Constitutional Interpretation: Originalism's Last Gasp, 60 Hastings L.J. 1415 (2009). FULLTEXT
  • Addressing the Evidentiary Sources of Wrongful Convictions: Categorical Exclusion of Evidence in Capital Statutes, 37 Sw. L. Rev. 965 (2008). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Role of the Prosecution and Defense in Causing and Correcting Wrongful Convictions, 37 Sw. L. Rev. 943 (2008) (with Laurie Levenson, Dino Amoroso, Susan Gaertner, & Kenneth Williams) (panel discussion). WL
  • ABA Files Amicus Brief in Actual Innocence Case, 20 Crim. Just. 18 (Winter 2006). FULLTEXT
  • Advice Authored, 8 Green Bag 2d 343 (2005).
  • The Lost History of Apprendi and the Blakely Petition for Rehearing, 17 Fed. Sent. R. 69 (2004) (with Teresa Chen). FULLTEXT
  • What Federal Prosecutors Really Think: The Puzzle of Statistical Race Disparity Versus Specific Guilt, and the Specter of Timothy McVeigh, 53 DePaul L. Rev. 1591 (2004). FULLTEXT
  • Good Enough For Government Work? The Tension Between Uniformity and Differing Regional Values in Administering the Federal Death Penalty, 14 Fed. Sent. R. 7 (2001). FULLTEXT
  • Law Professors as Lawyers: Consultants, Of Counsel, and the Ethics of Self-Flagellation, 42 S. Tex. L. Rev. 345 (2001). FULLTEXT
  • Why a Federal Death Penalty Moratorium?, 33 Conn. L. Rev. 791 (2001). FULLTEXT
  • From Watergate to Generation Next: Opening Remarks, 51 Hastings L.J. 599 (2000). FULLTEXT
  • Pledged to Public Service, 51 Hastings L.J. 781 (2000). FULLTEXT
  • The Future of the Federal Death Penalty, 26 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 529 (2000). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Proportionality as an Ethical Precept For Prosecutors in Their Investigative Role, 68 Fordham L. Rev. 723 (1999). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Reading Justice Brennan: Is There a "Right" to Dissent?, 50 Hastings L.J. 683 (1999). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Federal Death Penalty: History and Some Thoughts About the Department of Justice's Role, 26 Fordham Urb. L.J. 347 (1999). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Who Should Regulate the Ethics of Federal Prosecutors?, 65 Fordham L. Rev. 355 (1996). FULLTEXT
  • Guilt, Reasonable Doubt and the Reasonable Woman, 6 Hastings Women's L.J. 275 (1995). FULLTEXT
  • Myths and Principles of Federalization, 46 Hastings L.J. 1029 (1995). FULLTEXT
  • The Case for Parallel Importation, 11 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 205 (1986) (with Jamie S. Gorelick). FULLTEXT
  • The Generosity of Justice Stewart, 32 Yale L. Rep. 12 (Spring 1986).
  • Tribute to Arthur Allan Leff, 1935–1981, 28 Yale L. Rep. 12 (Spring 1982).
  • Protecting Privacy Under the Fourth Amendment, 91 Yale L.J. 313 (1981). FULLTEXT
  • Who Must Take the Cases When the LSC Crunch Hits?, 1 Cal. Law. 43 (1981).
Chapters In Books

  • U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Criminal Law and Related Topics, in The State of Criminal Justice Ch. 2 (ABA Criminal Justice Section 2006 - 2015). CATALOG
Book Reviews

  • The Eyes of the Beholders, 4 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 237 (2006) (reviewing Scott Sundby, A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty (2005)). HEIN WL URL
Newspaper & Magazine Articles

  • Playing Tug–of–War with Mens Rea and Law, L.A. Daily J., May 6, 2014, at 1. CATALOG
  • Saving Obamacare, Cal. Law., May, 2014, at 35. CATALOG
  • Bill McGivern: A Complete Portrayal, L.A. Daily J., Mar. 5, 2012, at 6. CATALOG
  • Prosecution Politics, L.A. Daily J., Mar. 22, 2007, at 8. CATALOG
  • Let's Wait to See What Result From Sentencing–Guidelines Decision, L.A. Daily J., Jan. 14, 2005, at 6. CATALOG
  • Supreme Court Decisions on Sentencing Ignore Intentions of Constitution's Framers, L.A. Daily J., Oct. 4, 2004, at 6. CATALOG
  • Accountability Will Ensure Protection of Civil Liberties, L.A. Daily J., Oct. 12, 2001, at 6. CATALOG
  • Out of Class: Class Action by Federal Attorneys Seeking Overtime, N.J.L.J., Sept. 27, 1999, at 25.
  • Why I Won't Join the Class, The Recorder, Sept. 15, 1999, at 5 (reprinted as Not All Rewards Are Made in Cash, Nat'l L.J., Sept. 20, 1999, at A22). CATALOG
  • Scaling Justice: Executive Branch Retains Discretion to Correct 'Mandatory' Sentences, L.A. Daily J., Sept. 21, 1998, at 6. CATALOG
  • Hijacking Public Opinion, The Recorder, Feb. 26, 1997, at 4. CATALOG
  • The Continuing Debate Over Cameras in the Courtroom, Fed. Law., July, 1995, at 28 (with Steven Brill). HEIN
  • The Emperors Have No Rules, The Recorder, July 20, 1995, at 6. CATALOG
  • Race–Conscious Remedies? Affirmative!, Nat'l L.J., July 28, 1986, at 13.
Other Publications

  • Annual Review of Supreme Court Decisions — Criminal Cases, Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association (2010 - 2018) (published annually by the ABA since 1999). URL
  • SCOTUSblog: Analyses and Previews of Criminal Cases in the Supreme Court of the United States (2010 - 2018). URL

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