|Present||Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University|
- American Legal History
- Comparative Law
- Criminal Law
- European Federalism
- Legal Philosophy
Valparaiso University School of Law
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Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Comparative, Foreign, and International Law (18)
Los Grandes Rechazos de la Sentencia Roe v. Wade Revista Derechos Humanos (2010)
: Quizás mayormente a causa del poder económico de los Estados Unidos, su alta jurisprudencia constitucional suele tener mucha influencia en otros países. En particular, la sentencia de la Corte Suprema norteamericana Roe v. Wade, ...
Securing the Rule of Law through Interpretive Pluralism: An Argument from Comparative Law Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (2008)
Can law rule? For law to rule, it must be enforced. But when law is enforced, not it but its enforcers may rule. To bind those enforcers firmly to the law, they, too, would have ...
Can Practice Do Without Theory? Differing Answers in Western Legal Education Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (1993)
The demise of the Soviet bureaucratic state and the rebirth of laissez-faire economics worldwide- as well as the scholarship of people such as Richard Rorty- have created a crisis not only for planning but for ...
Recent Works (1)
Jurisprudence (Philosophy of Law) (40)
SHOULD PROTECTION OR ACTION BE FAVORED IN OUR ABORTION LAW? MercatorNet (2022)
The Left promotes action by women instead of protection for human foetuses, while the Right promotes protection for foetuses, rather than advocating freedom of individual action for women. This tension between action and protection goes ...
Solving the Supreme Court’s Abortion Dilemma in Dobbs Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute (2021)
Roe could be reversed in one of two strongly pro-life ways. The Court could declare that the child is a fellow human being and a person, and is thus constitutionally protected prior to birth. Or the ...
Moral Repugnance, Abortion, and COVID Vaccines: A Dialogue Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute (2021)
The following began as an email exchange, initiated by Richard Stith’s message to the authors of recent Public Discourse articles—particularly this statement by Catholic scholars—arguing for the moral permissibility of receiving the COVID vaccines. Melissa ...