Linda C. McClain

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Publications

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Forthcoming

"Corporate Conscience and the Contraceptive Mandate: A Dworkinian Reading," 30 Journal of Law and Religion  (forthcoming). 
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"Dworkin’s Perfectionism," with James E. Fleming, in Law and Dignity: Essays in Honour and Memory of Professor Ronald Dworkin Lokendra Malik, ed., Oxford University Press (forthcoming). 

Book Review, Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships, Oxford University Press (2014), Texas Law Review  (forthcoming). 

"Liberty," with James E. Fleming, in Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution M. Tushnet, S. Levinson & M. Graber, eds., Oxford University Press (forthcoming). 

"The Myth of Strict Scrutiny for Fundamental Rights," with James E. Fleming, 12 Dartmouth Law Journal  (forthcoming). 

"The Intersection of Civil and Religious Family Law in the U.S. Constitutional Order: A Mild Legal Pluralism," in Beyond Secularism: Political Religion, Legal Pluralism, and Democratic Constitutionalism J. L. Cohen & C. Laborde, eds., Columbia University Press (forthcoming). 

2014

"Can Religion Without God Lead to Religious Liberty Without Conflict?" in Symposium, A Symposium on Ronald Dworkin's Religion Without God, 94 Boston University Law Review 1273 (2014). 
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"Common and Uncommon Families in the American Constitutional Order," review of Mark Brandon, States of Union: Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order, University Press of Kansas (2013), 67 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 19 (2014). 
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"Ordered Gun Liberty: Rights with Responsibilities and Regulation," with James E. Fleming, in Symposium, America's Political Dysfunction: Constitutional Connections, Causes and Cures, 94 Boston University Law Review 849 (2014). 
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2013

49 no.2 Tulsa Law Review Winter 2013 - Book Review IssueUniversity of Tulsa College of Law, editor with Ken I. Kersch (2013). 
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Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues, with James E. Fleming, Harvard University Press (2013). Symposia Responses: “Ordered Liberty: A Response to Three Views,” with James E. Fleming, 28 Constitutional Commentary 435 (2013); Balkinization Symposium on Ordered Liberty, with James E. Fleming; Concurring Opinions Symposium on Ordered Liberty, with James E. Fleming. Podcast on New Books Network, with James E. Fleming (2013). 

What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the FamilyNew York University Press, with Daniel Cere, eds. (2013). 
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"Against Agnosticism: Why the Liberal State Isn?t Just One (Authority) Among the Many," in Symposium, On Constitutional Obligation and Disobedience: A Symposium on Abner S. Green's Against Obligation and Louis Michael Seidman's On Constitutional Disobedience, 93 Boston University Law Review 1319 (2013). 

"A Diversity Approach to Parenthood in Family Life and Family Law," in What is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family 41, L. McClain & D. Cere, eds., New York University Press (2013). 

"Federal Family Policy and Family Values From Clinton to Obama, 1992-2012 and Beyond," 2013 Michigan State Law Review 1621 (2013). 
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"From Romer v. Evans to United States v. Windsor: Law as a Vehicle for Moral Disapproval in Amendment 2 and the Defense of Marriage Act," in Symposium, 20th Anniversary, 20 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy 351 (2013). 
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"Ordered Liberty: Response to Michael Dorf," with James E. Fleming, 93 Boston University Law Review 1481 (2013). 

"The Other Marriage Equality Problem," in Symposium, Evaluating Claims about the End of Men: Legal and Other Perspectives, 93 Boston University Law Review 921 (2013). 
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"Preface," with Ken I. Kersch, in Symposium, Book Review issue, 47 Tulsa Law Review viii (2013). 

"Revisiting Mary Ann Glendon: Abortion, Divorce, Dependency, and Rights Talk in Western Law," with Margaret Brinig, in Les Solidarités Entre Générations/Solidarity Between Generations 349, Hugues Fulchiron, ed., Bruylant (2013). 

2012

"Constitutional and Religious Redemption: Assessing Jack Balkin's Call for a 'Constitutional Project’," in Symposium, Originalism and Living Constitutionalism: A Symposium on Jack Balkin's Living Originalism and David Strauss's The Living Constitution, 92 Boston University Law Review 1187 (2012). 

"Marriage Pluralism in the United States: On Civil and Religious Jurisdiction and the Demands of Equal Citizenship," in Marriage and Divorce in a Multi-Cultural Context: Multi-tiered Marriage and the Boundaries of Civil Law and Religion 309, Joel Nichols, ed., Cambridge University Press (2012). 
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"Marriage Pluralism, Family Law Jurisdiction, and Sex Equality in the United States," in Gender, Religion, and Family Law: Theorizing Conflicts Between Women’s Rights and Cultural Traditions 76, L. F. Joffe & S. Neal, eds., Brandeis University Press (2012). 

"Nature, Culture, and Social Engineering: Reflections on Evolution and Equality," in 52 NOMOS: Evolution and Morality, 347, J. E. Fleming & S. Levinson, eds., New York University Press (2012). 
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"Respecting Freedom and Cultivating Virtues in Justifying Constitutional Rights," with James E. Fleming, in Symposium, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do: A Public Lecture and and Symposium on Michael J. Sandel's Recent Book: Panelist Papers, 91 Boston University Law Review 1311 (2012). 
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2011

"Involuntary Servitude, Public Accommodations Laws, and the Legacy of Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States," 71 University of Maryland Law Review 83 (2011). 
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"Religious and Political Virtues and Values in Congruence or Conflict?: On Smith, Bob Jones University, and Christian Legal Society," in Symposium, Twenty Years after Employment Division v. Smith: Assessing the Twentieth Century's Landmark Case on the Free Exercise of Religion and How it Changed History, 32 Cardozo Law Review 1959 (2011). 
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"What's So Hard About Sex Equality?: Nature, Culture, and Social Engineering," in Transcending the Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory 67, Martha Albertson Fineman, ed., Routledge (2011). 
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2010

"Justice and Elegance for Hedgehogs - In Life, Law, and Literature," in Symposium Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book, 90 Boston University Law Review 863 (2010). 
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2009

"Child, Family, State, and Gender Equality in Religious Stances and Human Rights Instruments: A Preliminary Comparison," in What Is Right for Children?: The Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights 19, M. A. Fineman & K. Worthington, eds., Ashgate (2009). 
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Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship, with Joanna L. Grossman, ed., Cambridge University Press (2009). 
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"Supreme Court Justices, Empathy, and Social Change: A Comment on Lani Guinier's Demosprudence Through Dissent," in Symposium, The Most Disparaged Branch: The Role of Congress in the Twenty-First Century, 89 Boston University Law Review 589 (2009). 
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2008

"Family Life, the Politics of the Family, and Social Transformation," in Symposium, The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility, 17:1 The Good Society 68 (2008). 
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"Red Versus Blue (and Purple) States in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate: From Values Polarization to Common Ground?" in Symposium, Red State v. Blue State: The Judicial Role in an Era of Partisanship, 77 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 415 (2008-09). 
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"Unleashing or Harnessing 'Armies of Compassion'?: Reflections on the Faith-Based Initiative," in Symposium, Checks and Balances Today: The Reality of Separation of Powers, 39 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 361 (2008). 
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2007

"Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage: Revisiting the Channeling Function of Family Law," 28 Cardozo Law Review 2133 (2007). 
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"The 'Male Problematic' and the Problems of Family Law: A Response to Don Browning's 'Critical Familism’," 56 Emory Law Journal 1407 (2007). 
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"The Role of the 'Natural Family' in Religious Opposition to Human Rights Instruments," in Family Law: Balancing Interests and Pursuing Priorities 95,  L. D. Wardle & C. S. Williams, eds., William S. Hein & Co. (2007). 

2006

"The Evolution - or End - of Marriage?: Reflections on the Impasse over Same-Sex Marriage," 44 Family Court Review 200 (2006). Commentary on Special Issue: The Evolution of Marriage, 44 Family Court Review 33 (2006). 
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"Family Constitutions and the (New) Constitution of the Family," in Symposium, A New Constitutional Order, 75 Fordham Law Review 833 (2006). 
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"'God's Created Order', Gender Complementarity, and the Federal Marriage Amendment," in Symposium, Debates about Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States, 20 BYU Journal of Public Law 313 (2006). 
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The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility, Harvard University Press (2006). 

"Some ABCs of Feminist Sex Education (in Light of the Sexuality Critique of Legal Feminism)," in Symposium, Children and Education, 15 Columbia Journal of Gender & Law 63 (2006). 
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"What Place for Marriage (E)quality in Marriage Promotion?" in Marriage Proposals: Questioning A Legal Status 106, Anita Bernstein ed., New York University Press (2006). 
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2005

"Bend It Like Beckham and Real Women Have Curves: Constructing Identity in Multicultural Coming-of-Age Stories," in Symposium, Privacy and Identity: Constructing, Maintaining, and Protecting Personhood, 54 DePaul Law Review 701 (2005). 
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"Constitutionalism, Judicial Review, and Progressive Change," with James E. Fleming, review of Ran Hirschl, Towards Juristocracy, Harvard University Press (2004), 84 Texas Law Review 433 (2005). 
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"Deterring 'Irresponsible' Reproduction Through Welfare Reform," in Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society 225, M. A. Fineman & T. Dougherty, eds., Cornell University Press (2005). 
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Book Review, Privacies: Philosophical Evaluations, Beate Rossler, ed., Stanford University Press (2004), 3 Perspectives on Politics 359 (2005). 

2004

"The Domain of Civic Virtue in a Good Society: Families, Schools, and Sex Equality," in Varieties of Feminist Liberalism 207, Amy Baehr, ed., Rowman & Littlefield (2004). 
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"Negotiating Gender and (Free and Equal) Citizenship: The Place of Associations," in Symposium, Rawls and the Law, 72 Fordham Law Review 1569 (2004). 
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2003

"Intimate Affiliation and Democracy: Beyond Marriage?" in Symposium, Marriage Families and Democracy (Conference), 32 Hofstra Law Review 379 (2003). 
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2002

"The Place of Marriage in Democracy's Formative Project," in Symposium, Democracy in the Electronic Era, 11:3 The Good Society 50 (2002). 

2001

"Care as a Public Value: Linking Responsibility, Resources, and Republicanism," in Symposium, The Structures of Care Work, 76 Chicago-Kent Law Review 1673 (2001). 
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"Citizenship Begins at Home: The New Social Contract and Working Families," in Progressive Politics in the Global Age 95, Henry Tam, ed., Polity Press (2001). 

"The Domain of Civic Virtue in a Good Society: Families, Schools, and Sex Equality," in Symposium, The Constitution and the Good Society: The Constitution of Civic Virtue for a Good Society, 69 Fordham Law Review 1617 (2001). 
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2000

"Foreword: Legal and Constitutional Implications of the Calls to Revive Civil Society," with James E. Fleming, in Symposium, Legal and Constitutional Implications of the Calls to Revive Civil Society, 75 Chicago-Kent Law Review 289 (2000). 
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"Some Questions for Civil Society-Revivalists," with James E. Fleming, in Symposium, Legal and Constitutional Implications of the Calls to Revive Civil Society, 75 Chicago-Kent Law Review 301 (2000). 
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"Toward a Formative Project of Securing Freedom and Equality," in Symposium, Beyond Equality: Power and the Possibility of Freedom in the Republic of Choice, 85 Cornell Law Review 1221 (2000). 
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1999

"The Liberal Future of Relational Feminism: Robin West's Caring for Justice," 24 Law & Social Inquiry 477 (1999). 
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"Reconstructive Tasks for a Liberal Feminist Conception of Privacy," in Symposium, Reconstructing Liberalism, 40 William & Mary Law Review 759 (1999). 
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1998

"Deliberative Democracy, Overlapping Consensus, and Same-Sex Marriage," in Symposium, The Relevance of Religion to a Lawyer's Work: An Interfaith Conference: The Political Theory Perspective, 66 Fordham Law Review 1241 (1998). 
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"The Right to Privacy in Sandel's Procedural Republic," with James E. Fleming, in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy 248, A. L. Allen & M. C. Regan, Jr., eds., Oxford University Press (1998). 

"Toleration, Autonomy, and Governmental Promotion of Good Lives: Beyond 'Empty' Toleration to Toleration as Respect," 59 Ohio State Law Journal 19 (1998). 
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1997

"In Search of a Substantive Republic," with James E. Fleming, review of Michael J. Sandel, Democracy's Discontent, Harvard University Press (1996) and Cass R. Sunstein, Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict, Oxford University Press (1996), 76 Texas Law Review 509 (1997). 
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1996

"'Irresponsible' Reproduction," 47 Hastings Law Journal 339 (1995-96). 
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1995

"Inviolability and Privacy: The Castle, The Sanctuary, and The Body," in Symposium, The Sacred Body in Law and Literature, 7 Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 195 (1995). 
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1994

"Equality, Oppression, and Abortion: Women Who Oppose Abortion Rights in the Name of Feminism," in Feminist Nightmares: Women at Odds 159, S. O. Weisser & J. Fleischner, eds., New York University Press (1994). 

"Rights and Irresponsibility," 43 Duke Law Journal 989 (1994). 
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1992

"'Atomistic Man' Revisited: Liberalism, Connection, and Feminist Jurisprudence," 65 Southern California Law Review 1171 (1992). 
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"The Poverty of Privacy?" in Symposium, Reproductive Issues in a Post-Roe World, 3 Columbia Journal of Gender & Law 119 (1992). 
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