GREABE - John M. Greabe

Prof. John M. Greabe

Professor of Law
B.A., Dartmouth College
J.D., Harvard Law School
Updated: November 18, 2016. 


Articles and Essays

  • Some Thoughts on Calvin Massey's Standing in State Courts, State Law, and Federal Review, 15 U.N.H. L.Rev. __ (forthcoming) (solicited by UNH Law Review for symposium volume honoring Calvin Massey). 
  • The Riddle of Harmless Error Revisited, 54 Hous. L. Rev. 59 (2016) (cited in United States v. Garcia-Lagunas, 835 F.3d 479, 501 n.5 & 503 n.6 (4th Cir. 2016) (Davis, J., dissenting). 
  • Remedial Discretion in Constitutional Adjudication, 62 Buff. L. Rev. 881 (2014).
  • Noel Canning and Remedial Obligation Under the Constitution,100 Va. L. Rev. Online 47 (2014).
  • Constitutional Remedies & Public Interest Balancing, 21 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 857 (2013).
  • Stolen Valor & the First Amendment: Does Trademark Infringement Law Leave Congress an Opening?,  47 New Eng. L. Rev. 293 (2012)  (solicited submission) (with Susan Richey).

  • Foreword: Constitutional Constraints State Health Care & Privacy Regulation after Sorrell v. IMS Health (solicited submission for symposium edition), 36 Vermont L. Rev. 809 (2012) (solicited submission)
  • A Federal Baseline for the Right to Vote, 112 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 62 (2012).
  • Objecting at the Altar: Why the Herring Good Faith Principle and the Harlow Qualified Immunity Doctrine Should Not Be Married, 112 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 1 (2012).
  • Iqbal,al-Kidd and Pleading Past Qualified Immunity: What the Cases Mean and How They Demonstrate a Need to Eliminate the Immunity Doctrines from Constitutional Tort Law, 20 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J.1 (2011).
  • A Better Path for Constitutional Tort Law, 25 Const. Comment. 189 (2008) [SSRN] [Lexis] [Westlaw].
  • Moving Beyond Gartenberg: A Process Based and Comparative Approach to Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, 28 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 133 (2008) [SSRN] [Lexis] [Westlaw].
  • Mirabile Dictum! The Case for "Unnecessary" Constitutional Rulings in Civil Rights Damages Actions, 74 Notre Dame L. Rev. 403 (1999) [Lexis] [Westlaw].
  • Spelling Guilt out of a Record? Harmless Error Review of Conclusive Mandatory Presumptions and Elemental Misdescriptions, 74 B.U. L. Rev. 819 (1994) [Lexis] [Westlaw].


  • My Turn: 'We the People' and the Nomination of Merrick Garland, op-ed, Concord Monitor, September 14, 2016. 
  • Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of Governor Margaret W. Hassan, Governor of New Hampshire, in Support of Plaintiffs Cross-Appellants, Duncan v. State of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Supreme Court, No. 2013-0455. Retained by Governor Margaret Hassen to author a brief amicus curiae arguing that a New Hampshire education tax credit program allowing tax credits for donations to organizations that provide scholarships to religious schools violates the New Hampshire Constitution. Governor Hassan retained me to author because she and the New Hampshire Attorney General differed on the constitutionality of the challenged measure. (with Lucy Hodder, Governor Hassan's Legal Counsel)
  • Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Amicus Brief Clinic, United States v. Alvarez, United States Supreme Court, No. 11-210 (June 28, 2012) (with Susan Richey and Keith Harrison)
  • Amici Curiae Brief on behalf of Environmental Law Professors in Support of State of North Carolina, State of North Carolina v. Tennessee Valley Authority, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, No. 09-1623 (Nov. 6, 2009) (with Patrick Parenteau, William H. Rodgers, Jr., William L. Andreen, Robin Kundis Craig, Victor Flatt, Jennifer S. Hendricks, Donald Hornstein, Oliver A. Houck, Ryke Longest, James R. May, Robert V. Percival, and Zygmunt J.B. Plater)
  • Can Congress Constitutionally Declare the World to be Flat?, Burlington Free Press, May 30, 2007
  • Judicial Opinion Writing: Teaching it in Law School, Nat'l L.J., Sept. 25, 2006
  • The Constitution & Student Voting, op-ed, Concord Monitor, Oct. 12, 2012
  • Setting the Record Straight About Voting in New Hampshire, op-ed, Nashua Telegraph (and various other New Hampshire newspapers), Sept. 16, 2012
  • Thomas E. Baker, Rationing Justice on Appeal: The Problems of the United States Courts of Appeals (West 1994), N.H. Bar News, Dec. 7, 1994 (book review)