Stetson University

Robert Batey - Publications


Professor of Law

B.A., Yale University
J.D., University of Virginia
LL.M., University of Illinois

Correctional Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Law and Sexual Orientation; Law, Literature, and Film Seminar; Sentencing

Book and Book Chapters

The Role of Waiver in the Juvenile Court: Questions of Philosophy and Function, in Major Issues in Juvenile Justice Information and Training: Readings in Public Policy (John C. Hall et al. eds., Acad. for Contemporary Problems 1981) (co-author Charles H. Whitebread).

Criminal Practice and Procedure, in William H. Namack IIII & W. McKinley Smiley, Jr., Florida Lawyer's Guide (1984 & Supps. 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990).

Habeas Corpus: The Law in Florida (1980) (monograph).

Articles and Essays

"The Vagueness Doctrine in the Roberts Court: Constitutional Orphan," UMKC L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012).

"Introduction, Commentary Symposium Attempt and Reckless Endangerment in Saul Bellow's Herzog," Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (forthcoming 2012).

As Used in the Federal Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing Statutes, Is "Cocaine Base" Limited to Crack?
, Preview U.S. S. Ct. Cases  224 (Feb. 21, 2011).

Moll Flanders: A (Cautionary) Handbook of Criminal Advocacy, 4 Charleston L. Rev. 437 (2010).

Introduction to Symposium on Criminal Defense, Ethics, and the Client Who Plans to Lie, 7 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 637 (2010).

Introduction to Law, Literature & Film Symposium, 37 Stetson L. Rev. 1 (2010).

Reflections on the Needle: Poe, Baze, Dead Man Walking, 44 Val. U. L. Rev. 37 (2009).

Federal Habeas Corpus Review of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims, Preview U.S. S. Ct. Cases 80 (Nov. 2, 2009).

Categorical Bars to Execution: Civilizing the Death Penalty, 45 Hous. L. Rev. 1493 (2009).

Chief Justice Roberts on Law Professors: "He Hate Me", 1 Crit: A Critical Stud. J. 31 (Spring 2008).

Truth, Justice, and the American Dilemma, 44 San Diego L. Rev. 517 (2007).

The Costs of Judicial Restraint: Forgone Opportunities to Limit America's Imprisonment Binge, 33 New Eng. J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 29 (2006).

When Is Attempted Burglary a Violent Felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act? Preview U.S. S. Ct. Cases 74 (Oct. 30, 2006).

What Limitations May a State Impose on the Insanity and Mental Illness Defenses? Preview U.S. S. Ct. Cases 368 (Apr. 17, 2006).

Atticus Finch, Boris A. Max, and the Lawyer's Dilemma, 12 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 389 (2005).

Da Vinci Versus Kafka: Looking for Answers, 8 N.Y.C. L. Rev. 319 (2005).

In Defense of Porfiry Petrovich, 26 Cardozo L. Rev. 2283 (2005).

Minority Report and the Law of Attempt, 1 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 689 (2004).

Hawthorne's "The Custom House, Introductory to The Scarlet Letter," and the Conflict between Individual Liberty and Social Control, 53 Syracuse L. Rev. 1279 (2003).

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: A Failed Policy, 82 Phi Kappa Phi Forum 24 (Winter 2002).

Falconer: John Cheever's Prison Novel, 25 Leg. Stud. Forum 377 (2001).

Judicial Exploitation of Mens Rea Confusion, at Common Law and under the Model Penal Code, 18 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 341 (2001).

Kenneth Starr --Among Others--Should Have (Re)Read Measure for Measure, 26 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 261 (2001).

The Early Years of the Stetson Law Review, 30 Stetson L. Rev. 213 (2000) (co-author  Scott W. Fitzpatrick).

Sentencing Guidelines and Statutory Maximums in Florida: How Best to Respond to Apprendi, 74 Fla. B.J. 57 (Nov. 2000).

The Appeal Provision of Florida's Criminal Punishment Code: Unwise and Unconstitutional, 11 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Policy 5 (1999) (co-author Stephen M. Everhart).

Parker v. Levy: A Primer in Judicial Persuasion, 49 J. Leg. Educ. 97 (1999).

Book Review, Why I Don't Read Nonfiction Anymore, 23 Leg. Stud. Forum 577 (1999).

Literature in a Criminal Law Course: Aeschylus, Burgess, Oates, Camus, Poe, and Melville, 22 Leg. Stud. Forum 45 (1998).

Book Review, Paul H. Robinson's Criminal Law, 73 Notre Dame L. Rev. 781 (1998).

Vagueness and the Construction of Criminal Statutes--Balancing Acts, 5 Va. J. Soc. Policy & L. 1 (1997).

Naked Lunch for Lawyers: William S. Burroughs on Capital Punishment, Pornography, the Drug Trade, and the Predatory Nature of Human Interaction, 27 Cal. W. Intl. L.J. 101 (1996).

Punishment by Family and Community in Katherine Anne Porter's Noon Wine, 29 Akron L. Rev. 205 (1996).

Alienation by Contract in Paris Trout, 35 South Tex. L. Rev. 289 (1994).

Tales of Informed Consent: Four Years on an Institutional Review Board, 2 Health Matrix: J. of L.-Med. 193 (1992) (published under a pseudonym).

Constitutional Rights in the Family Context, 1B Current Persps. In Psychol., Leg. & Ethical Issues: Children & Families 9 (1991) (edited with Sandra Anderson Garcia).

Prosecution of the Pregnant Addict: Does the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause Apply? 27 Crim. L. Bull. 99 (1991) (co-author Sandra Anderson Garcia).

Institutionalized Delinquent and Maladjusted Juveniles: A Psycholegal Systems Analysis, 68 Neb. L. Rev. 261 (1989) (co-authors Sandra Anderson Garcia, Eric Drogin, and Richard E. Spana).

The Roles of Counsel for the Parent in Child Dependency Proceedings, 22 Ga. L. Rev. 1079 (1988) (co-author Sandra Anderson Garcia).

Protecting Forcibly Institutionalized Mental Patients from Unwanted Drug Therapy: A Fourth Amendment Analysis, 12 L. & Psychol. Rev. 1 (1988) (co-author Sandra Anderson Garcia).

Techniques of Strict Construction: The Supreme Court and the Gun Control Act of 1968, 13 Am. J. Crim. L. 123 (1986).

Strict Construction of Firearms Offenses: The Supreme Court and the Gun Control Act of 1968, 49 L. & Contemp. Probs. 163 (1986).

Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 1984 Eleventh Circuit Survey, 36 Mercer L. Rev. 1149 (1985) (with  Thomas C. Marks, Jr.).

Federal Habeas Corpus Relief and the Death Penalty: Finality with a Capital F, 36 U. Fla. L. Rev. 252 (1984).

Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 1983 Eleventh Circuit Survey, 35 Mercer L. Rev. 1139 (1984) (with Thomas C. Marks, Jr.).

Legal Research and Writing from First Year to Law Review, 12 Stetson L. Rev. 735 (1983).

The Opportunities of Lawyering and the Demands of Law School, 12 Stetson L. Rev. 567 (1983) (co-authored with  Michael I. Swygert).

A Plea for Greatness, 12 Stetson L. Rev. 781 (1983) (co-authored with  Michael I. Swygert).

The Rights of Adolescents, 23 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 363 (1982).

Book Review, Joseph G. Cook & Paul Marcus, Criminal Procedure (1981), 48 Tenn. L. Rev. 805 (1981).

Arrest: The Law in Florida (1981 & Supp. 1982) (with  Thomas C. Marks, Jr., and  Jerome C. Latimer).

Electoral Graffiti: The Right to Write-In, 5 Nova L. Rev. 201 (1981).

Transfer Between Courts under the Indiana Juvenile Code, 54 Ind. L.J. 577 (1979).

Electronic Tracking Devices: Constitutional Problems and Solutions, 67 Ky. L.J. 987 (1979) (with Thomas C. Marks, Jr.).

Book Review, Charles E. Torcia, Wharton's Criminal Law (14th ed. 1978), 8 Stetson L. Rev. 259 (1978).

A Critique of the Proposed West Virginia Criminal Code, 80 W. Va. L. Rev. 1 (1977) (co-author Jay Montgomery Brown).

Streamlining Criminal Procedure in Magistrate Court, 79 W. Va. L. Rev. 339 (1977) (co-author Diana L. Fuller).

Transfer between Courts: Proposals of the Juvenile Justice Standards Projects, 63 Va. L. Rev. 221 (1977) (co-author Charles H. Whitebread).

Deterring Fourth Amendment Violations through Police Disciplinary Reform, 14 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 245 (1976).

Juvenile Double Jeopardy, 63 Geo. L.J. 857 (1975) (co-author Charles H. Whitebread).

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