Stephen R. McAllister

School of Law - Law School
E.S. & Tom Hampton Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9236
Green Hall
Room 422
University of Kansas
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Expertise and Current Research Activity

McAllister engaged in a variety of scholarly activities and service to Kansas during 2013. Among his scholarly activities, McAllister participated in or moderated programs that addressed campaign finance and free speech, Roe v. Wade, and the effect of elections on the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law. He also presented eight programs on recent and pending U.S. Supreme Court decisions in various Kansas venues and to the Colorado state judges’ annual meeting. McAllister serves as an invited Adviser on two important American Law Institute projects – the Restatement of American Indian Law and the Restatement of Election Law – attending substantive meetings periodically in Philadelphia.

In 2013 he was appointed to the Planning Subcommittee of the Appellate Practice Committee of the American Bar Association. For KU, McAllister served as Chair of the Judicial Board during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Notably, McAllister led the litigation team for the Attorney General’s office in Kansas v. Cheever (decided Dec. 16, 2013) in which the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Kansas Supreme Court on an important Fifth Amendment question, giving the Attorney General a significant legal victory. He also led the state’s litigation team in the successful defense of a 2011 insurance coverage law, a case that concluded in 2013 (ACLU v. Praeger, (D. Kan.)), and he advises the state litigation teams in three other pending constitutional challenges to recently enacted state laws. In October, McAllister argued for the state in the school finance case before the Kansas Supreme Court (Gannon v. Kansas). At the request of Kansas Senator Jeff King, he served on a special committee (with former Judge Deanell Tacha and Washburn law professor Reginald Robinson) to compile a questionnaire for the Kansas Senate to use in considering the confirmation of judicial nominees to the Kansas Court of Appeals (August 2013).

Education

J.D., GPA: 3.87 (4.00 Scale), Class Rank: 1/174, Order of the Coif, University of Kansas

Teaching Interests

  • Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Torts, State Constitutional Law

Research Interests

  • Constitutional Law, Supreme Court History

Selected Publications

McAllister, S. (2017). State Constitutional Law

. In . (Ed.), NAAG Handbook for Attorneys General.

McAllister, S. (2017). Modern Post-Sentence Restrictions on Convicted Sex Offenders, Part II
. Sex Offender Law Report, 18(3).

McAllister, S. (2017). Modern Post-Sentence Restrictions on Convicted Sex Offenders, Part I

. Sex Offender Law Report, 18(2), 17.

McAllister, S. (2017). Prof. Barack Obama Needs a New Job, So We Sent Around His Academic Resume. The Chronicle of Higher Education

McAllister, S. (2016). Staying the Course but losing Eloquence and Fire: How a Conservative Replacement for Justice Scalia might affect the Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Jurisprudence

. Symposium on the replacement of Justice Scalia. www.scotusblog.com

McAllister, S. (2016). The Court after Scalia: Staying the Course but losing Eloquence and Fire. www.scotusblog.com

McAllister, S. R. (2015). State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience, Thomson-West.

McAllister, S. R. (2015). Teacher's Manual to State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience. Thomson-West.

McAllister, S. R. (2015). Teacher's Manual to State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience.(2nd) Thomson-West.

McAllister, S. R. (2015). Federalism and Retroactivity in State Post-Conviction Proceedings. Green Bag 2D, 18, 271.

McAllister, S. R. (2015). The Kansas Justice, David Josiah Brewer. Green Bag 2D, 19, 37.

McAllister, S. R. (2014). Congress and Procedures for the Supreme Court’s Original Jurisdiction Cases – Revisiting the Question. Green Bag 2D, 18, 49.

McAllister, S. R. (2014). Turkey and the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States. In . (Ed.), Festschrift.

McAllister, S. R. (2012). Justice Byron White and The Brethren. Green Bag 2D, 15, 173.

McAllister, S. R. (2011). A Marbury v. Madison Moment on the Eve of the Civil War: Chief Judge Roger Taney and the Kentucky v. Dennison Case. Green Bag 2D, 14, 405.

McAllister, S. R. (2011). Individual Rights Under a System of Dual Sovereignty: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms. University of Kansas Law Review, 59, 867.

McAllister, S. R. (2011). Standing Up for Mrs. Bond. Green Bag 2d, 15, 3.

McAllister, S. R. (2010). State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience, Thomson-West.

McAllister, S. R. (2010). Teacher's Manual to State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience. Thomson-West.

McAllister, S. R. (2010). Teacher's Manual to State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience.(2nd) Thomson-West.

McAllister, S. R. (2010). Ask the State Solicitor General: Can the State File a “Reply” Brief When It Takes an Exception in an Original Jurisdiction Case in the Supreme Court of the United States? Review of Litigation, 29, 538.

McAllister, S. R. (2010). Would Other Countries Protect the Phelpses' Funeral Picketing? Cardozo Law Review de novo, 408.

McAllister, S. R. (2010). The Supreme Court’s (Disparate?) Treatment of Sovereigns as Amicus Curiae. Green Bag 2d, 13, 289.

McAllister, S. R. (2009). Can Congress Create Procedures for the Supreme Court’s Original Jurisdiction Cases? Green Bag 2d, 12, 281.

McAllister, S. R. (2007). Funeral Picketing Laws and Free Speech. University of Kansas Law Review, 55, 575.

McAllister, S. R., Dinh, V. Chemerinsky, E. Stone, C. & Rosen, J. (2003). Life After 9/11: Issues Affecting the Courts and the Nation. University of Kansas Law Review, 51, 219.

McAllister, S. R., & Henry, R. H. (2003). Maximizing Intellectual Engagement Between Bench, Bar, and Academia: An Introduction to the 2002 Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference. University of Kansas Law Review, 51, 207.

McAllister, S. R. (2002). Remembering Justice Byron R. White. University of Kansas Law Review, 50, 1077.

McAllister, S. R. (2002). Some Reflections on the Constitutionality of Sex Offender Civil Commitment Laws. University of Kansas Law Review, 50, 1011.

McAllister, S. R. (2002). “Insider” Deaning. University of Toledo Law Review, 34, 121.

Westerbeke, W. E., & McAllister, S. R. (2001). Kansas Tort Law Survey, Part I. University of Kansas Law Review, 49, 1037.

McAllister, S. R. (2001). Supreme Court Grants Review of “Inability to Control” Behavior Issue in Sex Predator Proceedings. Sex Offender Law Report, 2, 49.

McAllister, S. R. (2001). Sex Offender Civil Commitment and Lack of Volitional Control: What Does Kansas v. Hendricks Require? Sex Offender Law Report, 2, 33.

McAllister, S. R. (2000). Kansas v. Hendricks: Three Main Challenges Remain. Sex Offender Law Report, 1, 10.

McAllister, S. R. (2000). Federal Environmental Law in the "New" Federalism Era. Environmental Law Report, 30, 11122.

McAllister, S. R., & Westerbeke, W. E. (2000). Tort Law. In . (Ed.), 2000 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey of Developments in Kansas Law (pp. 247).

McAllister, S. R. (1999). Wheaton v. Greenleaf: A (Story)Tale of Three Reporters. Journal of Supreme Court History, 1998(2), 53.

McAllister, S. R. (1999). State Liability for Environmental Violations: The Supreme Court’s "New" Federalism. Environmental Law Report, 29, 10655.

McAllister, S. R., & Westerbeke, W. E. (1999). Tort Law. In . (Ed.), 1999 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey of Developments in Kansas Law (pp. 257).

McAllister, S. R. (1998). Sex Offenders and Mental Illness: A Lesson in Federalism and the Separation of Powers. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 4(1/2), 268.

McAllister, S. R. (1998). The Constitutionality of Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification/Public Access Laws. Texas Tech Law Review, 29, 97.

McAllister, S. R. (1998). The Potential Civil Liability of Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 67, 14.

Levy, R. E., & McAllister, S. R. (1998). Constitutional Law. In . (Ed.), 1998 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey of Developments in Kansas Law (pp. 75).

McAllister, S. R. (1998). Megan’s Laws: Wise Public Policy or Ill-Considered Public Folly? Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 7, 1.

McAllister, S. R. (1997). "Punishing" Sex Offenders. University of Kansas Law Review, 46, 27.

McAllister, S. R. (1997). An Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Reliance on Racial "Stigma" as a Constitutional Concept in Affirmative Action Cases. Michigan Journal of Race & Law, 2, 235.

Levy, R. E., & McAllister, S. R. (1997). Defining the Roles of the National and State Governments in the American Federal System: A Symposium. University of Kansas Law Review, 45, 971.

Gottlieb, D. J., Levy, R. E., McAllister, S. R., & Peck, J. C. (1997). Team Kansas Goes to Turkey. University of Kansas Law Review, 45, 671.

McAllister, S. R. (1997). The Constitutionality of Kansas Laws Targeting Sex Offenders. Washburn Law Journal, 36, 419.

Levy, R. E., & McAllister, S. R. (1997). Constitutional Law. In . (Ed.), 1997 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey of Developments in Kansas Law (pp. 63).

Westerbeke, W. E., & McAllister, S. R. (1997). Tort Law. In . (Ed.), 1997 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey of Developments in Kansas Law (pp. 253).

McAllister, S. R. (1996). Is There a Judicially Enforceable Limit to Congressional Power under the Commerce Clause? University of Kansas Law Review, 44, 217.

Levy, R. E., & McAllister, S. R. (1996). Constitutional Law. In . (Ed.), 1996 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey of Developments in Kansas Law (pp. 63).

McAllister, S. R., & Westerbeke, W. E. (1996). Tort Law. In . (Ed.), 1996 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey of Developments in Kansas Law (pp. 253).

McAllister, S. R. (1996). Lopez Has Some Merit. Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 5, 9.

McAllister, S. R. (1996). One Anglo-Irish Male's Observations on Affirmative Action. Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 5, 21.

McAllister, S. R. (1995). A Pragmatic Approach to the Eighth Amendment and Punitive Damages. University of Kansas Law Review, 43, 761.

McAllister, S. R. (1995). The Problem of Implementing a Constitutional System of Capital Punishment. University of Kansas Law Review, 43, 1039.

McAllister, S. R. (1992). Salary Arbitration and Pre-Arbitration Negotiation in Major League Baseball. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 45, 697.

McAllister, S. R. (1987). Comment, Interpreting the State Constitution: A Survey and Assessment of Current Methodology. University of Kansas Law Review, 35, 593.

McAllister, S. R. (1987). Note, The Nonstatutory Labor Exemption and Player Restraints in Professional Sports: The Promised Land or a Return to Bondage? Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 4, 283.


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