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Brian C. Kalt
Brian C. Kalt is an American professor of law. He has taught at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing since July 2000. He received tenure in 2006, and has been a full professor and the Harold Norris Faculty Scholar since 2010. He teaches Torts and Administrative Law. His research focuses on structural constitutional law and juries.
His 2005 article "The Perfect Crime" argues that it is impossible to properly try major crimes committed in the Idaho portion of Yellowstone National Park because of the Constitution's Vicinage Clause.
Kalt, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, earned his juris doctor from Yale Law School, where he was an editor on the Yale Law Journal. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He has occasionally written op-eds for national newspapers.
- Constitutional Cliffhangers: A Legal Guide for Presidents and Their Enemies (Yale University Press 2012).
- Sixties Sandstorm: The Fight over Establishment of a Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Michigan State University Press 2001).
- The Application of the Disqualification Clause to Congress: A Response to Benjamin Cassady, "You've Got Your Crook, I've Got Mine": Why the Disqualification Clause Doesn't (Always) Disqualify, 33 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 7 (2014).
- The Ninth Amendment in Congress, 40 PEPPERDINE L. REV. 75 (2012).
- Tabloid Constitutionalism: How a Bill Doesn't Become a Law, 96 GEO. L.J. 1971 (2008).
- Keeping Recess Appointments in Their Place, 101 NW. U. L. REV. COLLOQUY 88 (2007), http://www.law.northwestern.edu/lawreview/colloquy/2007/3/
- Crossing Eight Mile: Juries of the Vicinage and County-Line Criminal Buffer Statutes, 80 WASH. L. REV. 271 (2005).
- The Perfect Crime, 93 GEO. L.J. 675 (2005), reprinted in THE GREEN BAG ALMANAC AND READER 2006 in the category of "Exemplary Legal Writing 2005."
- The Exclusion of Felons from Jury Service, 53 AM. U. L. REV. 65 (2003).
- The Constitutional Case for the Impeachability of Former Federal Officials: An Analysis of the Law, History, and Practice of Late Impeachment, 6 TEX. REV. L. & POL. 13 (2001).
- Note, Pardon Me?: The Constitutional Case Against Presidential Self-Pardons, 106 YALE L.J. 779 (1996).