Michael S. Greve

About Michael S. Greve


Michael S. Greve is a professor at George Mason University School of Law. From 2000 to August, 2012, Professor Greve was the John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he remains a visiting scholar. Before coming to AEI, Professor Greve cofounded and, from 1989 to 2000, directed the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in government from Cornell University, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Hamburg. Currently, Professor Greve also chairs the board of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and is a frequent contributor to the Liberty Law Blog. Professor Greve has written extensively on many aspects of the American legal system. His publications include numerous law review articles and books, including most recently The Upside-Down Constitution (Harvard University Press, 2012). He has also written The Demise of Environmentalism in American Law (1996); Real Federalism: Why It Matters, How It Could Happen (1999); and Harm-less Lawsuits? What's Wrong With Consumer Class Actions (2005). He is the coeditor, with Richard A. Epstein, of Competition Laws in Conflict: Antitrust Jurisdiction in the Global Economy (2004) and Federal Preemption: States' Powers, National Interests (2007); and, with Michael Zoeller, of Citizenship in America and Europe: Beyond the Nation-State? (2009).

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The Rise of Adversarial Corporatism

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Timothy F. Geithner, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and savior of the free world,[1] has lamented the intractable paradox of financial crises: government must lend freely to actors who by all rights should bear the price of their own


District Court Upholds Obamacare Exchanges

The NLRB Goes Down

Recess Appointments: A Final Quick Pre-Argument Note

Little Sisters, Don’t You Like What Your Big Sister Done?

The Government is Us. Let’s Unionize!

Our Polarized States: Two Cheers

Public Pensions and Social Security: Dinosaurs and Debt

Climate Change, the Sequel: How the Supreme Court Created Free-Form Government

Obamacare’s Unforeseen Barriers

Federalism in the Weeds

Quick Update

Don’t Pay No Union Dues

Healthcare.gov is Working Fine!

JPM Settles For Corruption

Baer-ish Sentiments

Bail Out the Cities

Dodd-Frank: Adversarial Corporatism

Class Action Update

Bond v. U.S.: Government Tells Court to Bug Out

Obamacare: The Impending Collapse