Hugh Spitzer

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Acting Professor of Law
Visiting Professor of Law

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Representative Publications

Books or Treatises

Robert F. Utter & Hugh D. Spitzer, The Washington State Constitution (2d ed. Oxford University Press 2013). 309 pages.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Hugh D. Spitzer, " Home Rule vs. "Dillon's Rule" for Washington Cities, 38 Seattle U. L. Rev. 809-60 (2015).

Adam Sherman & Hugh Spitzer, Washington State's Mandate: The Constitutional Obligation to Fund Post-Secondary Education, 89 Wash. L. Rev. Online 15-46 (2014).

Hugh Spitzer, Pivoting to Progressivism: Justice Stephen J. Chadwick, the Washington Supreme Court, and Change in Early 20th-Century Judicial Reasoning and Rhetoric, 104 Pac. Nw. Q. 107-21 (2013).

Hugh D. Spitzer, New Life for the "Criteria Tests" in State Constitutional Jurisprudence: "Gunwall Is Dead--Long Live Gunwall", 37 Rutgers L.J. 1169-1201 (2006).

Hugh D. Spitzer, Taxes vs. Fees: A Curious Confusion, 38 Gonz. L. Rev. 335-65 (2003).

Hugh D. Spitzer, Municipal Police Power in Washington State, 75 Wash. L. Rev. 495-518 (2000).

Hugh D. Spitzer, Which Constitution? Eleven Years of Gunwall in Washington State, 21 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1187-1215 (1998).

Hugh D. Spitzer, A Washington State Income Tax--Again?, 16 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 515-70 (1993).

Hugh Spitzer, An Analytical View of Recent "Lending of Credit" Decisions in Washington State, 8 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 195-219 (1985).

Hugh Spitzer, Court Rulemaking in Washington State, 6 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 31-73 (1982).

Book Chapters

Hugh D. Spitzer, Washington: The Past and Present Populist State, in The Constitutionalism of American States 771-84 (George E. Connor & Christopher W. Hammons eds., 2008).

Professional Publications

Hugh D. Spitzer, Ethics Issues in Representing Intergovernmental Entities, in Proceedings of the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Spring Conference 5-1 (2014).

Hugh D. Spitzer, Revisiting the Client Conundrum: Whom Does Lawyer for a Government Represent, and Who Gives Direction to That Governmental Lawyer? (Univ. of Wash. Sch. of Law Research Paper No. 25-10).

Scandal Rocks Washington's Supreme Court, NW Law., Apr.-May 2015, at 48-50 (Hugh Spitzer ed.).

Hugh Spitzer & Doug Ende, On Law and Life in Cuba: The Cuban Legal System and Culture Offer Contrasts and Surprises, Wash. St. B. News, Jan. 2012, at 24-28.

Hugh Spitzer, A Local Government by Any Other Name, in Proceedings of the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Fall Conference 7-1 to 7-84 (2009).

Hugh Spitzer, Take the Initiative on Constitutionality, Wash. St. B. News, Oct. 2000, at 17-18.

Hugh Spitzer, Why Lawyers Have Often Worn Strange Clothes, Claimed to Work for Free--and Been Hated, Wash. St. B. News, Sept. 20, 2000, at 20, 22, 24, 26, 28-29.

Hugh Spitzer, Bearing Arms in Washington State, in Proceedings of the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, Spring Conference (1997). 17 pages.

Hugh Spitzer, Rules Blues: Resurrecting the Judicial Council, Wash. St. B. News, Jan. 1983, at 10-11, 13-15.

William S. Bailey & Hugh D. Spitzer, Is Washington Ready for Merit Selection of Judges?, Wash. St. B. News, June 1981, at 66-67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79.

Hugh Spitzer, Does Rome Have a Lesson for Us?, 66 A.B.A. J. 1226-29 (1980).

Hugh Spitzer, Law Libraries Losing to "Double Inflation," Wash. St. B. News, Nov. 1980, at 31-35.

Book Reviews

Hugh D. Spitzer & Charles W. Johnson, Theme and Variations, 21 Seattle U. L. Rev. 997-1001 (1998) (reviewing Robert F. Williams, State Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 1993)).

Works in Progress

Hugh D. Spitzer, Ethics Issues in Representing Intergovernmental Entities (Univ. of Wash. Sch. of Law Research Paper 2014-15).

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