Marriage, Morality, and the Law

A Roundtable Workshop building upon the themes of the Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism

Fri, 05/04/2012
10:00 - 11:30 AM, Kerstetter Room, 301 Marx Hall
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Responding to lecture and work of Stephen J. Macedo, Princeton University

Participants include (some will give short introductory remarks):

  • Mark Brandon, Vanderbilt University
  • Matthew J. Franck,  Witherspoon Institute
  • Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law
  • Camille Robcis, LAPA Fellow, Cornell University
  • Laurie Shrage,   UCHV Fellow; Florida International University
  • Sotirios Barber, University of Notre Dame
  • James E. Fleming, Boston University School of Law
  • Will Harris, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jeff Tulis, University of Texas at Austin

Moderator:  Kim Lane Scheppele, Director, LAPA, Princeton University

How ought citizens who are concerned with the full range of constitutional values in the US regard marriage and its future?  What do basic constitutional principles – such as liberty and the equal protection of the laws – require? Extension of equal marriage rights to same sex couples?  To freely chosen plural marriages?  Is there a constitutional ideal of marriage?

** 11th Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism:
The Constitution and the Future of Marriage
Stephen J. Macedo, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics
and the University Center for Human Values
May 3, 2012, 4:30 PM, Friend Center 101
Click here for lecture details

Presented by the Program in Law and Public Affairs, in cooperation with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.