Stephen F. Williams

Stephen Fain Williams (født 23. september 1936 i New York City, død 7. august 2020 i Washington, D.C.) var en amerikansk politiker og dommer.

Stephen F. Williams
Født23. sep. 1936[1]Rediger på Wikidata
New YorkRediger på Wikidata
Død7. aug. 2020Rediger på Wikidata (83 år)
Sibley Memorial Hospital[2]Rediger på Wikidata
Beskjeftigelse Dommer, advokat, aktor, universitetslærerRediger på Wikidata
  • Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1986–2020)
  • Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Rediger på Wikidata
Utdannet ved Yale College, Harvard Law SchoolRediger på Wikidata
Parti Det republikanske partiRediger på Wikidata
Nasjonalitet USARediger på Wikidata


Han var føderal dommer ved United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit fra 1986 til sin død. Han ble nomiert til stillingen av president Ronald Reagan.

Williams ble innlagt på sykehus i Washington, D.C. i juni 2020 med COVID-19. Han døde av infeksjonssykdommen på Sibley Memorial-sykehuset to måneder etter, den 7. august 2020, i en alder av 83 år.[3]


Han forfattet en rekke fagbøker og -artikler. Hans siste verk var Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime, 1906–1915: The Creation of Private Property in Russia, en bok som fikk ros av den tidligere russiske statsminister Jegor Gaidar.

Her er noen av hans øvrige verker:

  • The Natural Gas Revolution of 1985, 1985
  • Cases on Oil and Gas Law (With R. Maxwell, P. Martin and B. Kramer), 6th ed., 1992
  • Subjectivity, Expression & Privacy: Problems of Aesthetic Regulation, 62 Minnesota Law Review 1, 1977
  • Running Out: The Problem of Exhaustible Resources, 7 Journal of Legal Studies 165, 1978
  • Solar 'Access' and Property Rights: A Maverick Analysis, 11 Connecticut Law Review 430, 1979
  • Implied Covenants for Development and Exploration in Oil and Gas Leases - The Determination of Profitability, 27 Kansas Law Review 443, 1979
  • The Static Conception of the Common Law: A Comment, 9 Journal of Legal Studies 277, 1980
  • Getting Downtown - Relief of Highway Congestion Through Pricing, Regulation, p. 45, March/April, 1981
  • Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases: Some General Principles, 29 Kansas Law Review 153, 1981
  • An Energy Policy Perspective on Solar Hot Water Equipment Mandates, 1 UCLA Journal on Environmental Law and Policy 135, 1981
  • 'Liberty' In the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments: The Intentions of the Framers, 53 Colorado Law Review 117, 1981
  • Severance Taxes: The Supreme Court's Role in Preserving a National Common Market for Energy Supplies, 53 Colorado Law Review 281, 1982
  • Liberty and Property: The Problem of Government Benefits, 12 Journal of Legal Studies 3, 1983
  • The Requirement of Beneficial Use as a Cause of Waste in Water Resource Development, 23 Natural Resource Journal 7, 1983
  • Energy Policy in the Cold Light of Morning, 61 Texas Law Review 571, 1983
  • Free Trade in Water Resources: Sporhase v. Nebraska ex rel. Douglas, 2 S. Ct. Economic Review 89, 1984
  • Implied Covenants' Threat to the Value of Oil and Gas Reserves, 36 Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, Chapter 3, 1985
  • Federal Preemption of State Conservation Laws After the Natural Gas Policy Act: A Preliminary Look, 56 Colorado Law Review 521, 1985
  • The Proposed Sea-Change in Natural Gas Regulation, 6 Energy Law Journal 233, 1985
  • The Law of Prior Appropriation: Possible Lessons for Hawaii 25 Natural Resource Journal 911, 1985
  • The Legal Integration of Energy Markets (With Terence Daintith) Vol. 5 of Integration Through Law: Europe and the American Federal Experience, 1987
  • Second Best: The Soft Underbelly of Deterrence Theory in Tort, 106 Harvard Law Review 932, 1993
  • Hybrid Rulemaking, Under the Administrative Procedure Act: A Legal and Empirical Analysis, 42 University of Chicago Law Review 401, 1975
  • Panel: Culpability, Restitution, and the Environment: The Vitality of Common Law Rules 21 Ecology Law Quarterly, 559, 1994
  • Unconstitutional Conditions Through a Libertarian Prism Public Interest Law Review, 159, 1994
  • Legal Versus Non-Legal Theory 17 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 79, Winter, 1997
  • Court-Gazing: Reviews of David C. Savage, Turning Right: The Making of the REhnquist Supreme Court, and H.W. Perry, Jr., Deciding to Decide: Agenda Setting in the United States Supreme Court, 91 Michigan Law Review, 1158, 1993
  • The Roots of Deference (Review of Christopher F. Edley, Jr., Administrative Law: Rethinking Judicial Control of Bureaucracy) 100 Yale Law Journal 1103, 1991
  • Background Norms in the Regulatory State, (Review of Cass R. Sunstein, After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State) 58 University of Chicago Law Review 419, 1991
  • Fingers in the Pie (Review of Jeremy Rabkin, Judicial Compulsions: How Public Law Distorts Public Policy) 68 Texas Law Review 1303, 1990
  • Review of Morton Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law, 25 UCLA Law Review 1187, 1978
  • Review of Richard A. Posner, Economic Analysis of Law, 45 University of Colorado Law Review 437-53, 1974
  • Fixing the Rate of Return After Duquesne, 8 Yale Journal on Reg. 159, 1991
  • Pollution Control: Taxes v. Regulation (International Institute for Economic Research, Original Paper 23), August, 1979
  • Optimizing Water Use: The Return Flow Issue, 44 University of Colorado Law Review 301, 1973
  • Risk Regulation and Its hazards: Review of Stephen Breyer, Breaking the Vicious Circle, 93 Mich. L. Rev. 1498, 1995
  • Deregulatory Takings and Breach of the Regulatory Contract: A Comment 71 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1000, 1996


  1. ^ Social Networks and Archival Context, SNAC Ark-ID w6430bsj, besøkt 9. oktober 2017[Hentet fra Wikidata]
  2. ^, besøkt 10. august 2020[Hentet fra Wikidata]
  3. ^ Stephen F. Williams, longtime federal appeals judge in D.C., dies of coronavirus at 83