John M. Rogers

Hon. John M. Rogers
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Address: 540 Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988
Phone: (513) 564-7000
Fax: (513) 564-7097
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Position Education Honors
Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):

The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Order of the Coif

Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1970

Published Works:
Administrative Law (casebook), with Michael P. Healy and Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Aspen Publishers, 2003

Applying the International Law of Sovereign Immunity to the States of the Union, 1981 Duke Law Journal 449, 1981

Apportionment in Kentucky after Comparative Negligence, 75 Kentucky Law Journal 103, 1986-1987

The Alien Tort Statute and How Individuals 'Violate' International Law, 21 Vanderbilt Jounral of Transnational Law 47, 1988

Anticipating Hong King's Constitution from a U. S. Legal Perspective, 30 Vanderbilt Jounral of Transnational Law 449, 1997

Applying the International Law of Sovereign Immunity to the States of the Union, 1981 Duke Law Journal 449, 1981

Book Review. Corporate Frist Amendment Rights and the SEC, by Nicholas Wolfson and Freedom of Expression in American Military, 8 Constitutional Commentary 551, 1991

Book Review. Enforcing International Law through U. S. Legislation, by Elisabeth Zoller, 9 Human Rights Quarterly 436, 1987

Book Review. Foreign State Immunity in Commercial Transactions, by Gordon, 87 American Journal International Law 365, 1993

Book Review. Hong Kong's New Constitutional Order: The Resumption of Chinese Sovereignty and the Basic Law, by Yash P. Ghai, 27 Hong Kong Law Journal 288, 1997

Book Review. Women in the Military, by Jeanne Holm; Women and War, by Jean Bethke Elshtain; Weak Link, by Brian Mitchell; Arms and the Enlisted Woman, by Judith Hicks Stiehm, 7 Constitutional Commentary 447, 1990

Class Participation: Random Calling and Anonymous Grading, 47 Jounral of Legal Education 73, 1997

Comparative Negligence Checklist to Avoid Future Unnecessary Litigation (with Randy D. Shaw), 72 Kentucky Law Journal 25, 1984

Domestic Legal Challenges to U. S. Policy in Nicaragua, 6 St. Louis University Public Law Review 77, 1987

Foreword-- The Internet and Public International Law, 88 Kentucky Law Jounral 803, 2000

A Fresh Look at Agency Discretion, 57 Tulane Law Review 776, 1983

I Vote This Way Because I'm Wrong: The Supreme Court Justice as Epimenide, 79 Kentucky Law Journal 439, 1990-1991

International Human Rights Law and U. S. Law," in World Justice?: U.S. Courts and International Human Rights, ed. Mark Gibney, 1991

Intensional Contexts' and the Rule that Statutes should be Interpreted as Consistent with International Law, 73 Notre Dame Law Review 637, 1998

International Law and United States Law, Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate/Dartmouth, 1999

Issue Voting' by Multimember Appellate Courts: A Response to Some Radical Proposals, 49 Vanderbilt Law Review 997, 1996

Kentucky Law Survey--Administrative Law (with Michael H. Sims), 69 Kentucky Law Journal 489, 1981

Lower Court Application of the 'Overruling Law' of Higher Courts, 1 Legal Theory 179, 1995

Note--Extraterritoral Jurisdiction and Jurisdiction Following Forcible Abduction, 72 Michigan Law Review 1087, 1974

On the Exclusivity of the Hague Evidence Convention, 21 Texas International Law Journal (441), 1986

Prosecuting Terrorists: When Does Apprehension in Violation of International Law Preclude Trial, 42 University of Miami Law Review 447, 1987

A Response to Professor Tushnet, 7 St. John's Journal of Law Commentary 257, 1991

Some Lessons About the Law from Self-Referential Problems in Mathematics," with Robert E. Molzon, 90 Michigan Law Review 776, 1983

A Way of Thinking About International Law." Chapter 41 of Essays in Honour of Wang Tieya, London: Martinus Nijhoff, 1994

A Way Out of the Social Security Jurisdiction Tangle, 21 Arizona Law Review 689, 1980

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1978 - 2002

Honors and Awards:
Special Commendation for Outstanding Service, U. S. Department of Justice, Civil Division

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Kentucky Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

American Law Institute

Council on Foreign Relations

Past Employment Positions:
Impeachment Committee, Kentucky House of Representatives, Special Counsel

U. S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff, 1983 - 1985

U. S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Lawyer, 1974 - 1978

United States Army Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel, 1970 - 1998

Birth Information:
1948, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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