Robert 'Bobby’ J. Lipkin, a Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law on
Widener Law’s Delaware Campus, passed away on Thursday, February 18th, 2010. Bobby Lipkin
was an exceptional individual, a good friend, and a respected professor. His passing is a
substantial loss for the entire law school community. He will be missed by all of us
privileged to have known and worked with him. For more information please see the Widener
Law website. 

Constitutional Law

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The Obama Phenomenon: Deliberative Conversationalism & the Pursuit of Community Through Presidential Politics, Journal of Law and Social Change (2009)

Does political theory have an interesting relationship to presidential politics? This Article argues that the...

 
Op-Ed., Signing Statements Risk Abuse of Power, The News Journal (Wilmington DE) (2008)
 
Unconstitutional on its Face, Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (2008)
 

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What's Wrong with Judicial Supremacy? What's Right About Judicial Review?, Widener Law Review (2008)

Skepticism concerning the legitimacy of judicial review typically occurs without distinguishing between judicial review and...

 

Politics

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The Obama Phenomenon: Deliberative Conversationalism & the Pursuit of Community Through Presidential Politics, Journal of Law and Social Change (2009)

Does political theory have an interesting relationship to presidential politics? This Article argues that the...

 

Public Law and Legal Theory

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The Obama Phenomenon: Deliberative Conversationalism & the Pursuit of Community Through Presidential Politics, Journal of Law and Social Change (2009)

Does political theory have an interesting relationship to presidential politics? This Article argues that the...

 

Jurisprudence

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The Obama Phenomenon: Deliberative Conversationalism & the Pursuit of Community Through Presidential Politics, Journal of Law and Social Change (2009)

Does political theory have an interesting relationship to presidential politics? This Article argues that the...

 

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We Are All Judicial Activists Now, University of Cincinnati Law Review (2008)

Judicial activism is in serious, though undeserved, trouble. The current impasse over its role in...

 

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Federalism as Balance, Tulane Law Review (2004)

Federalism as balance between the federal government and the states is a deeply entrenched principle...

 

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Reconstructing the Public Square, Cardozo Law Review (2003)

This Article offers a rapprochement between two warring factions over the role of religion in...

 

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A Reply to Justice Philip Talmadge, Jurist: Books-on-Law (2001)
 

Education

Pragmatism, Cultural Criticism and the Idea of the Postmodern University, An Ethical Education: Community and Morality in the Multicultural University (1994)
 

Law and Society

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Affirmative Action & the Obligations of American Citizenship, Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race (2010)
 
Haunted by Brown, Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience (2009)
 
Editorial, Arming “Good Guys” Won’t End Violence, The News Journal (Wilmington DE) (2007)
 

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The Harm of Same-Sex Marriage: Real or Imagined?, Widener Law Review (2005)

The controversy over same-sex marriage centers on whether the institution of marriage will be harmed...

 

Law and Psychiatry

Free Will, Responsibility and the Promise of Forensic Psychiatry, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (1990)
 

Philosophy

Altruism and Sympathy in Hume's Ethics, Australasian Journal of Philosophy (1987)
 
The Theory of Reciprocal Altruism, Philosophical Studies (1984)
 

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Hare's Theory of Rational Assent, Philosophical Studies (1981)
 

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Universalizability and Prescriptivity in Practical Reasoning, The Southern Journal of Philosophy (1977)
 

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In Defense of Sidgwick, Philosophical Studies (1967)