Cheh, Mary M.

GW Law Faculty Publications

November 29, 2021

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Exam Pro on Criminal Procedure (4th ed. 2020).
     Fourth edition published in 2015.     
     Third edition published in 2012. 

Constitutional Law [Audiobook] (10th ed. 2020).
     Ninth edition published in 2016.     
     Eighth edition published in 2013.
     Seventh edition published in 2008.
     Sixth edition published in 2005.
     Fifth edition published in 2002.
     Fourth edition published in 2000.

Criminal Procedure. 3rd ed. St. Paul: West, 2012.
     First edition published in 2001.
     Second edition published in 2005.

(As a member of the Commission). Report of the Commission on the 50th Anniversary of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Washington, DC: National Institute of Military Justice, 2001. 

(with Relyea, Harold). Striking a Balance: National Security and Scientific Freedom: First Discussions. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, 1985. 

How to Read and Analyze a Financial Statement. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Bar, 1981. 



A Proposal to Win the District of Columbia:  A Partial Vote in the House of Representatives, 21 UDC L. Rev. 1 (2019).

The Power to Exercise Authority over the District of Columbia and Federal Property, in The Powers of the U.S. Congress: Where Constitutional Authority Begins and Ends 185 (Brien Hallett ed., 2016)

"Theories of Representation: For the District of Columbia, Only Statehood Will Do," 23 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 65-87 (2014).

"Threading the Needle: Constitutional Ways for Local Governments to Refuse Cooperation with Civil Immigration Policies," 16 University of the District of Columbia Law Review 123-140 (2012).

"Making Freedom of Information Laws Actually Work: The Case of the District of Columbia," 13 University of the District of Columbia Law Review 335-358 (2010).

"Legislative Oversight of Police: Lessons Learned from an Investigation of Police Handling of Demonstrations in Washington, D.C." 32 Journal of Legislation 1-21 (2005).

"Should Lawyers Participate in Rigged Systems: The Case of the Military Commissions." 1 Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 375-408 (2005).
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"Demonstrations, Security Zones, and First Amendment Protection of Special Places." 8 University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Law Review 53-76 (2004).

"When Congress Commands a Thing to be Done: An Essay on Marbury v. Madison, Executive Inaction, and the Duty of the Courts to Enforce the Law." 72 The George Washington Law Review 253-288 (2004).

"Are Lawsuits an Answer to Police Brutality." in Police Violence: Understanding and Controlling Police Abuse of Force, edited by William A. Geller and Hans Toch. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.

"Sex and the Family Car: Does a Wife Forfeit Her Interest when, Without Her Knowledge, Her Husband Uses the Car to Commit a Lewd Act." West Legal News, March 1996.

"Women and Men in Criminal Justice." in Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias Task Force Project in the D.C. Circuit. U.S. Court of Appeals. District of Columbia Circuit Task Force of the District of Columbia Circuit on Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias. Washington, D.C.: The Task Force, 1995.

"Can Something this Easy, Quick, and Profitable also be Fair? Runaway Civil Forfeiture Stumbles on the Constitution." 39 New York Law School Law Review 1-48 (1994).

"An Essay on VMI and Military Service: Yes, We Do Have to be Equal Together." 50 Washington and Lee Law Review 49-61 (1993).

"Constitutional Limits on Using Civil Remedies to Achieve Criminal Law Objectives: Understanding and Transcending the Criminal-Civil Law Distinction." 42 Hastings Law Journal 1325-1413 (1991).

"Spies, Leakers, Whistle-Blowers, and Burglars: Real and Imagined Threats to National Security." in National Security: Surveillance and Accountability in a Democratic Society, edited by Peter Hanks and John D. McCamus. Les Editions Yvon Blais, Inc., 1989.

"Systems and Slogans: The American Clear and Present Danger Doctrine and South African Publications Control." 2 South African Journal of Human Rights 29-48 (1986).

"Government Control of Private Ideas." in Striking a Balance Between National Security and Scientific Freedom, edited by Harold C. Relyea. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1985.

"Interview and Report, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele." 6 Clearinghouse Report (October 1984). South Africa, 1984.

"Judicial Supervision of Executive Secrecy" 69 Cornell Law Review 690-734 (1984).

"Global Newspaper Co. v. Superior Court." Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases (May 13, 1982).

"Government Control of Private Ideas--Striking a Balance between Scientific Freedom and National Security." 23 Jurimetrics Journal 1-32 (1982).

"Secrecy: Why is it Still with Us?" The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (December 1982).

"Richmond Newspapers Inc. v. Commonwealth of Virginia." Preview of the United States Supreme Court Cases (April 10, 1980).

"The Progressive Case and the Atomic Energy Act: Waking to the Dangers of Government Information Controls." 48 George Washington Law Review 163-210 (1980).

"Note on Municipal Regulatory Fees." 27 Rutgers Law Review 592 (1974).



Review of Free Speech and National Security, edited by Shimon Shetreet. 25 The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics 555-570 (1991).



Constitutional Law Sum and Substance. 5th ed. St. Paul: West Group, 2002. (Cassettes).
     First edition published in 1995.
     Second edition published in 1996.
     Third edition published in 1998.
     Fourth edition published in 2000.

First Year Constitutional Law. Washington DC: West Bar Review, 1996.

"Sandra Day O'Connor and the Swing-vote Myth." (U.S. Supreme Court Year in Review). 124 New Jersey Law Journal 23 (August 10, 1989).

"The Myth of the Swing Vote." (Sandra Day O'Connor)(Special Report: The U.S. Supreme Court). 12 Legal Times 56 (August 7, 1989).

"Mostly for the Prosecution." (Special Report: The U.S. Supreme Court). Legal Times S11 (August 29, 1988).