Galston, Miriam

GW Law Faculty Publications

July 27, 2020

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Politics and Excellence: The Political Philosophy of Alfarabi. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. 



Buckley 2.0: Would the Buckley Court Overrule Citizens United?, 22 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 687 (2020).

The Origin of Primary Principles: The Role of Nature and Experience, in The Pilgrimage of Philosophy:  A Festschrift for Charles E. Butterworth (René M. Paddags, Waseem El-Rayes & Gregory A. McBrayer eds., 2019).

Polarization at the Supreme Court? Substantive Due Process Through the Prism of Legal Theory, 11 Wash. U. Jur. Rev. 255 (2019).

Parens on Strauss’s Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy, 79 Rev. Pol. 478 (2017).

"The Puzzle of Alfarabi's Parallel Works," 77 Review of Politics 519-543 (2015).

"Navigating the Space Between Dueling Sovereigns," 29 Touro Law Review 263-273 (2013).
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(With Roady, Celia A.) "Advocacy by 501(c) Organizations: Playing within the Rules," Tax Exempt Organizations: An Advanced Course, ALI-ABA Course of Study Materials, Oct. 13-14, 2011. Chicago: ALI-ABA, 2011.

"When Statutory Regimes Collide: Will Citizens United and Wisconsin Right to Life Make Federal Tax Regulation of Campaign Activity Unconstitutional?," 13 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 867-930 (2011).

"Theocracy in America: Should Core First Amendment Values Be Permanent?" 37 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 65-127 (2009).

"Campaign Speech and Contextual Analysis," 6 First Amendment Law Review 100-141 (2007).

"Emerging Constitutional Paradigms and Justifications for Campaign Finance Regulation: The Case of 527 Groups." 95 Georgetown Law Journal 1181-1245 (2007).

"Fundamentals of the Law: Medieval and Modern," in Adaptations and Innovations: Studies on the Interaction between Jewish and Islamic Thought and Literature from the Early Middle Ages to the Late Twentieth Century, Dedicated to Professor Joel L. Kraemer, pages 109-135. Ed. by Y. Tzvi Langermann and Josef Stern. Leuven, Belgium : Peeters Pub., 2007.

"Vision Service Plan v. U.S.: Implications for Campaign Activities of 501(c)(4)s." 53 Exempt Organization Tax Review, no. 2, p. 165-173 (August, 2006).

"The Moral Status of Teaching and Writing." in Enlightening Revolutions: Essays in Honor of Ralph Lerner, 3-21, edited by Svetozar Minkov. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006.

"Civic Renewal and the Regulation of Nonprofits." 13 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 289-404 (2004).

"The Middle Way: What Contemporary Liberal Legal Theorists can Learn from Aristotle." in Aristotle and Modern Politics: The Persistence of Political Philosophy 233. Edited by Aristide Tessitore. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002.

"Back to the Future: Ralph Lerner's Political Thought."  In Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regime 283. Edited by Kenneth L. Deutsch & John A. Murley. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.

(With Greg Colvin.)  “Position Paper on Proposals for Evaluating Voter Guides under Section 501(c)(3),” 24 Exempt Organizations Tax Review 539 (1999).
     Reprinted in 53 Tax Analysts, Highlights and Documents 1081 (April 23, 1999).

(With Greg Colvin.)  “Election Year Issues,” 11 Exempt Organizations Tax Review 854 (1995). 
     Reprinted in 95 Tax Notes Today 53-11 (Mar. 17, 1995).

(With Greg Colvin.) “Plain Language Outline: Lobbying and Political Activities of Exempt Organizations,” 12 Exempt Organizations Tax Review 153 (1995). 
     Reprinted in 95 Tax Analysts, Highlights and Documents 117-24 (June 19, 1995).

"Simpson's Lobbying Provision: More Bark than Bite." 13 Exempt Organization Tax Review 45-46 (1995).

(With Colvin, Greg). "ABA Members Suggest Guidance on Political Activity by Exempts." Tax Analysts' Daily Tax Highlights and Documents 5210-5211 (Dec. 29, 1995).

"Activism and Restraint: The Evolution of Harlan Fiske Stone's Judicial Philosophy." 70 Tulane Law Review 137-186 (1995).

"Rawlsian Dualism and the Autonomy of Political Thought." (Symposium on 'Political Liberalism'). 94 Columbia Law Review 1842-1859 (1994).

(with Galston, William). "Reason, Consent and the U.S. Constitution: Bruce Ackerman's We the People." 104 Ethics 446-466 (1994).

"Taking Aristotle Seriously: Republican-Oriented Legal Theory and the Moral Foundation of Deliberative Democracy." 82 California Law Review 329-388 (1994).

"Lobbying and the Public Interest: Rethinking the Internal Revenue Code's Treatment of Legislative Activities." 71 Texas Law Review 1269-1354 (1993).

"The Theoretical and Practical Dimensions of Happiness as Portrayed in the Political Treatises of Al-Farabi." In The Political Aspects of Islamic Philosophy 95. Edited by Charles E. Butterworth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

(with Schwarz, Stephan, et al.). "Exempt Organizations." 43 Tax Lawyer 1201-1220 (1990).

"Al-Farabi et la Logique Aristotelicienne Dans la Philosophie Islamique." In Aristote Aujourd'hui 192. Edited by Allal Sinaceur. Toulouse: Eres ; Paris: Unesco, 1988.

(with Chiechi, Carolyn P.). "Impact of the 1986 Tax Reform Act on Exempt Organizations." 66 Journal of Taxation 344-348 (1987).

"Public Policy Constraints on Charitable Organizations." 3 Virginia Tax Review 291-322 (1984).

"Aristotle's Dialectic, Refutation, and Inquiry." 21 Dialogue (Canadian Philosophical Review) 79 (1982).

"Al-Farabi on Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration." In Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism 23. Edited by Parviz Morewedge. Delmar, NY: Caravan Books, 1981.

"Realism and Idealism in Avicenna's Political Philosophy." 41 Review of Politics 561 (1979).

"Maimonides: Philosopher-King v. Prophet." 8 Israel Oriental Studies 150 (1978).

"The Purpose of the Law According to Maimonides." 69 Jewish Quarterly Review 27 (1978).
     Reprinted in Maimonides: A Collection of Critical Essays 215. Edited by Joseph A. Buijs. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988.

"A Re-examination of Al-Farabi's Neoplatonism." 15 Journal of the History of Philosophy 13 (1977).



Morality and Human Development in Student Rights’ Constitutional Decisions, 100 B.U. L. Rev. Online 75 (2020) (reviewing Justin Driver, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind (2018)),

Absolute Certainty and Human Understanding, Syndicate (April 4, 2018), (reviewing Anthony Booth, Islamic Philosophy and the Ethics of Belief (2016)),  



"527 Groups and Campaign Finance: The Language, Logic, and Landscape of Campaign Finance Regulation." GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 156. (Sept. 2005). Available at SSRN: