Michael J. Perry

Emory University School of Law

Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law

1301 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

United States

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Scholarly Papers (51)

1.

The Morality of Human Rights: A Nonreligious Ground?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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The Morality of Human Rights

50 San Diego Law Review 775 (2013), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-240
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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The Morality of Human Rights

Human Rights Quarterly 42 (2020) 434–478, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Jul 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Protecting Human Rights in a Democracy: What Role for the Courts?

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 38, pp. 635-696, 2003
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 18 Feb 2003 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2013
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Judicial Review, Human Rights

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Human Rights Theory, 1: What Are 'Human Rights'? Against the 'Orthodox' View

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-349
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 08 May 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Human Rights as Morality, Human Rights as Law

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-45, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-079, *The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy*, 2010, Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 28 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-356
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Jun 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Giannella Lecture: What Is 'Morality' Anyway?

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 45, pp. 69-105, 2000
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2013
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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What is a 'Human Right'?

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-150, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-055
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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McElroy Lecture: Religion, Politics, and Abortion

University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 79, pp. 1-37, 2001
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2013
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Capital Punishment and the Morality of Human Rights

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 May 2005 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Toward a Theory of Human Rights: Religion, Law, Courts

TOWARD A THEORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS: RELIGION, LAW, COURTS, Cambridge University Press, 2006, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 06-32
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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constitutional interpretation, human rights, religion, morality, rights-talk, Supreme Court, courts, democracy, constitutionality, capital punishment, abortion, same-sex union

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Morality and Normativity: Natural Law Colloquium Lecture

Legal Theory, Vol. 13, pp 211-255, 2007
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2013
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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A Right to Religious Freedom? The Universality of Human Rights, the Relativity of Culture

Roger Williams University Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 349, 2005, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-11
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Human Rights Theory, 2: What Reason Do We Have, If Any, to Take Human Rights Seriously? Beyond 'Human Dignity'

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-350
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Apr 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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The Grounds of Human Rights

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-151, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-056
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Human Rights Theory, 3: The Three Pillars of Democracy: The Human Rights to Democratic Governance, Intellectual Freedom, and Moral Equality

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-354
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 May 2015 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Freedom of Conscience as Religious and Moral Freedom

Journal of Law and Religion, 2014, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-242
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Is Capital Punishment Unconstitutional? And Even If We Think it is, Should We Want the Supreme Court to so Rule?

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 06-29
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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constitutional law, constitutional theory, originalism, interpretation, capital punishment, constitutionality, cruel and unusual punishment, Supreme Court

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Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinions: The Theory Illustrated

A Global Political Morality: Human Rights, Democracy, and Constitutionalism, Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2017, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-406
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 12 May 2016
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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A Theory of Judicial Review

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-396
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2016
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Religion as a Basis of Lawmaking? Herein of the Nonestablishment of Religion

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 07-27
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-001, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-91
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Secular Worldviews, Religious Worldviews, and the Morality of Human Rights [REVISED]

THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO THEISM, Charles Taliaferro, Steven Goetz & Victoria S. Harrison, eds., Routledge, Forthcoming, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-102, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-027
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Why Capital Punishment Violates the Constitutional Law of the United States

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-259
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Oct 2013
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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What Do the Free Exercise and Nonestablishment Norms Forbid? Reflections on the Constitutional Law of Religious Freedom

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 04-4
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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David C. Baum Memorial Lecture: Why Excluding Same-Sex Couples from Civil Marriage Violates the Constitutional Law of the United States

2014 University of Illinois Law Review 1887 (2014), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-264
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Human Rights Theory, 4: Democracy Limited: The Human Right to Religious and Moral Freedom

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-355
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 May 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-47, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-078, Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Is Capital Punishment ‘Cruel and Unusual’?

THE CONSTITUTIONAL MORALITY OF THE UNITED STATES: HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW, Forthcoming, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-161, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-075
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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A Global Political Morality: Human Rights, Democracy, and Constitutionalism

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper 17-431
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Apr 2017
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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From Religious Freedom to Moral Freedom

RELIGION AND HUMAN RIGHTS, John Witte Jr. & M. Christian Green, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, San Diego Law Review, Symposium Issue, Forthcoming, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-101, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-026
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 May 2010 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Why Religion in Politics Does Not Violate La Conception Americaine De La Laicite

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-1
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Why Political Reliance on Religiously Grounded Morality Does Not Violate the Establishment Clause

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 42, pp. 663-683, 2001
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Religious Freedom and Beyond: The Right to Moral Freedom

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 09-60, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-025
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Liberal Democracy and the Right to Religious Freedom

The Review of Politics, Vol. 71, pp. 1-15, 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-027, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 09-72
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States: Introduction

Michael J. Perry, Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States, Cambridge University Press, 2013, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-251
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2013
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Why the Federal Marriage Amendment is Not Only Not Necessary, But a Bad Idea

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 42, pp. 925-34, 2005, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-30
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Rights, Constitutions, Courts

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-124, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-033
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Interrogational Torture as a Human Rights Issue: A Brief Further Reflection on the Morality of Human Rights

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-257
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 31 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2013
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Adjudicating Rights-Based Constitutional Claims: The Morality of Human Rights and the Power of Judicial Review

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-271
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2016
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Conscience v. Access and the Morality of Human Rights, With Particular Reference to Same-Sex Marriage

Draft of My Contribution to the Volume Edited by William Eskridge and Robin Fretwell Wilson: Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground (Cambridge University Press), Forthcoming, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-443
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Oct 2017
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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The Fourteenth Amendment, Same-Sex Unions, and the Supreme Court

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 38, p. 101, 2006, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 06-30
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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same-sex union, marriage, Loving v. Virginia, human rights, originalism, Fourteenth Amendment, constitutional interpretation

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-412
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2016
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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On the Constitutionality and Political Morality of Granting Conscience-Protecting Exemptions Only to Religious Believers

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 15-356
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 May 2015 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2017
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Abortion

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 282
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Mar 2014
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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46.

American Religious Freedom: Reflections on Koppelman and Smith

The Review of Politics 77 (2015), 287-299, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-351
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Apr 2015
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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The Fourteenth Amendment: What Norms Did 'We the People' Establish?

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-124, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-036
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Entrenching, Interpreting, and Specifying Human Rights: Some Comments on the U.S. Constitution and Judicial Review

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 08-46, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-078
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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Two Constitutional Rights, Two Constitutional Controversies

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-448, Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 52 (forthcoming 2020)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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The Disproportionate Impact Theory of Racial Discrimination

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 125, No. 3, 1977, 540-89, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-13
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Aug 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law
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We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court

Oxford University Press, August 1999
Posted: 25 Oct 1999 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2020
Michael J. Perry
Emory University School of Law

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