Sonu S. Bedi

Joel Parker 1811 Professor in Law and Political Science
Associate Professor of Government
Hans ’80 and Kate Morris Director of the Ethics Institute

Curriculum Vitae
603-646-2575
HB 6108
Department:
Government
Education:
A.B. Brown University
A.M. Brown University
J.D. Harvard Law School
M.A. Yale University
M.Phil. Yale University
Ph.D. Yale University

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Selected Publications

Beyond Race, Sex, and Sexual Orientation:  Legal Equality without Identity (Cambridge University Pres 2013)

Rejecting Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009)

Political Contingency: Studying the Unexpected, the Accidental, and the Unforeseen . (New York: New York University Press 2007) (co-editor)

Obergefell and the Liberal Case Against Civil Marriage, in Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: Perspectives on Marital Possibilities,” edited by Ronald Den Otter. Lexington Books (2016).

 

“Reclaiming the Conceptual Legacy of the Progressives’ Critique of Rights: Equal Protection without Higher Scrutiny,” in The Progressives’ Century edited by Stephen Skowronek, Stephen Engel, and Bruce Ackerman. Yale University Press (2016).

“Sexual Racism: Intimacy as a Matter of Justice,” Journal of Politics, Vol. 77 (4) (2015).

“Are rights important?” in Current Controversies in Political Philosophy, Thom Brooks (ed.). Routledge Press (2015).

“The Horizontal Effect of a Right to Non-Discrimination in Employment: Religious Autonomy under the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of South Africa,” 95 Boston University Law Review 1181 (2015).

“Affirming (Not Rewriting) the Constitution: Higher Lawmaking as a Kind of Civic Education,” 19 Wisconsin Law Review Online (Symposium 2015).

“The Scope of Formal Equality of Opportunity:  The Horizontal Effects of Rights in a Liberal Constitution,” Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 42 (6) (2014)

“Collapsing Suspect Class with Suspect Classification: Why Strict Scrutiny is too Strict and not Strict Enough” 47 University of Georgia Law Review 301, 2013 (lead article)

Judging without Rights: Public Reason and the Counter Majoritarian Difficulty” in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society , vol. 58, 2012 (lead article)

“Why a Criminal Prohibition on Sex Selective Abortions Amounts to a Thought Crime,” in Criminal Law and Philosophy , Vol. 5 (3), 2011

“Expressive Exclusion: A Defense,” in Journal of Moral Philosophy , Vol. 7(4), 2010 (lead article)

“How Constitutional Law Rationalizes Racism,” in Polity , Vol. 42, 2010

“What is so Special About Religion? The Dilemma of the Religious Exemption,” in Journal of Political Philosophy , Vol. 15, 2007

“Repudiating Morals Legislation: Rendering the Constitutional Right to Privacy Obsolete,” in Cleveland State Law Review , 53 (3) 2006

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