Research

My publications are available on SSRN.

Solar Trade Wars (work in progress).  

Public Health Responses to Covid-19: A Comparative Approach, in Responsibilities of Nations during a Pandemic (proposed book volume) (in progress).

Wealth and Imperfect Equality (in progress).

Restoring Felon Voting Rights, 22 Nevada Law Journal _(2022)(Symposium) (forthcoming).

Inverted Judicial Guardianship, 17 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (2021).

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India, 45 Yale Journal of International Law (2020).

Judicial Supremacy in Comparative Constitutional Law, 92 Tulane Law Review (2017).

India’s Participatory Model: The Right to Information in Election Law, 48 George Washington University International Law Review  377 (2016).

The Rise of Judicial Governance in the Supreme Court of India, 33 Boston University International Law Journal 169 (2015).

State Constitutions and the Basic Structure Doctrine 45 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 441 (2014)

High Courts and Election Law Reform in the US and India , 32 Boston University International Law Journal  267 (2014)

Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India, in Kapiszewski, Silverstein, Kagan, eds., CONSEQUENTIAL COURTS: NEW JUDICIAL ROLES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE  (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

The Origins of Due Process in India: The Role of Borrowing in Personal Liberty and Preventive Detention Cases, 28 Berkeley Journal of International Law 216 (2010).

Two Paths to Judicial Power: The Basic Structure Doctrine and Public Interest Litigation in Comparative Perspective, 12 San Diego Int’l L.J. 175 (2010).

Other Publications

Restoring Felon Voting Rights, 22 Nevada Law Journal _(2022)(Symposium: Affirming Civil Rights Through State Legislation) (forthcoming).

A Challenge to Judicial Independence in India:  The National Judicial Appointments Commission, JURIST (University of Pittsburgh School of Law), (July 23, 2015).

Globalization, Rights and Judicial Review in the Supreme Court of India, 25 University of Washington International Law Journal 643 (2016) (invited article, Symposium on Asian Courts and Constitutional Politics in the 21st Century, University of Washington).

Elite Institutionalism and Judicial Assertiveness in the Supreme Court of India, 28 Temple International & Comparative Law Journal  361 (2014) (AALS Symposium: Constitutional Conflict and Development: Perspectives from South Asia and Africa).

Peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters

Constitutional Erosion and the Challenge to Secular Democracy in India, in Mark Graber, Sanford Levinson, and Mark Tushnet, eds., CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACIES IN CRISIS? (forthcoming, Oxford. Univ. Press, 2018).

Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India, in Kapiszewski, Silverstein, Kagan, eds., CONSEQUENTIAL COURTS: NEW JUDICIAL ROLES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE  (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Priests in the Temple of Justice: The Indian Legal Complex and the Basic Structure Doctrine, in Halliday, Karpik, Feeley, eds.,  FATES OF POLITICAL LIBERALISM IN THE BRITISH POST-COLONY: THE POLITICS OF THE LEGAL COMPLEX   (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Anti-Terrorist Legislation in India (with A. Naseemullah), 9 Journal of Human Rights 262 (2010).

The 2000 Presidential Election Controversy, in Persily, Citrin, Egan, eds., PUBLIC OPINION AND CONSTITUTIONAL CONTROVERSY (Oxford University Press, 2008) (with Matthew Wright).

Selected Commentary and Media

Interviewed in Paula Lugones, Ataque al Capitolio: Donald Trump entre el ostracismo, la destitución exprés y un futuro totalmente incierto, Clarin, January 7, 2021.

Interviewed in Sanya Mansoor, “A Defining Moment: An Indian State’s Decision to Challenge the Country’s Controversial Citizenship Law Signals a Growing Divide”, Time Magazine, January 20, 2020.

Daily Read: Judicial Supremacy in Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law Prof Blog, January 2018.

Manoj Mate, “Challenging Voting ID Laws”, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, November 2016.

Manoj Mate, “A Challenge to Judicial Independence in India:  The National Judicial Appointments Commission,” JURIST (University of Pittsburgh School of Law)-Commentary, July 23, 2015.

“UCI Transfers Employee Connected to Racist Online Posts,” Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2014.

“O.C. Officials Review Challenges of Hate Speech as Free Speech,” Orange County Register, December 7, 2013.

“Protecting the Ability to Openly Challenge Government Policies Crucial for Democracy,” India Abroad, November 30, 2012.