Gary J. Simson

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

Macon Chair in Law and Former Dean

1021 Georgia Avenue

Macon, GA 31207

United States

Cornell University - Law School

Professor Emeritus of Law

Myron Taylor Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (22)

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Keeping the Sex in Sex Education: The First Amendment's Religion Clauses and the Sex Education Debate

Southern California Review of Law & Women's Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2000
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Feb 2001
Gary J. Simson, Gary J. Simson and Erika A. Sussman
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law and Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman
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Separate But Equal and Single-Sex Schools

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Jan 2005
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door: Rethinking the Role of Religion in Death Penalty Cases

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Jan 2001
Gary J. Simson, Gary J. Simson and Stephen P. Garvey
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law and Cornell Law School
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religion, death penalty, capital punishment, peremptory challenge, Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause

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Religion by Any Other Name? Prohibitions on Same-Sex Marriage and the Limits of the Establishment Clause

Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 23, p. 132, 2012
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 08 May 2012
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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same-sex marriage, Establishment Clause, religion, constitutional law, Defense of Marriage Act, sexual orientation, discrimination

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Rescuing Roe

24 N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 313-376 (2022)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 17 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Gary J. Simson, Gary J. Simson and Rosalind Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law and Mercer University
Downloads 297 (188,205)
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Abortion, Roe, Roe v. Wade, Dobbs, Mississippi, Casey, Griswold, privacy, fundamental right, viability, compelling state interest, Judith Thomson, Ely, due process, Supreme Court, personal autonomy, duty to rescue, state constitutional law

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The Roberts Court's Overprotection of Free Speech and the Perfect Storm with Social Media

90 Tennessee Law Review 941-1018 (2023) (article in special First Amendment issue)
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 13 May 2023 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2024
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Roberts Court, free speech, First Amendment, social media, Supreme Court, freedom of speech, hate speech, misinformation, lies, Snyder, Alvarez, Mahanoy School District, marketplace of ideas, Cohen v. California, Tinker, balancing

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Election Laws Disproportionately Disadvantaging Racial Minorities, and the Futility of Trying to Solve Today's Problems with Yesterday's Never Very Good Tools

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 70, No. 5, 2021
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Aug 2021
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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election law, equal protection, Equal Protection Clause, disproportionate racial impact, disproportionate disadvantage, disparate impact, racial discrimination, racial minorities, voting, Washington v. Davis, Arlington Heights, Feeney, suspect classification, voter fraud, state constitutional law

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School Vouchers and the Constitution - Permissible, Impermissible, or Required?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Mar 2003
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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It’s Alright, Ma, It’s Life and Life Only: Are Colleges and Universities Legally Obligated during the Coronavirus Pandemic to Exempt High-Risk Faculty from In-Person Teaching Requirements?

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2021
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2020
Mark L. Jones, Cathren Page, Suzianne D. Painter-Thorne, Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Mercer University, Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University School of Law and Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
Downloads 237 (236,095)
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coronavirus, pandemic, colleges, universities, CDC, in-person teaching, online teaching, health, American with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, age discrimination, disability discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, higher education

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Beyond Interstate Recognition in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 2, December 2006, Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-12, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-015
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 30 May 2006
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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The Uncertain Good of Overruling Employment Division v. Smith

Emory University Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law and Religion, 2020
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Dec 2020
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Employment Division v. Smith, Free Exercise, Free Exercise Clause, Religion, Religious Liberty, Establishment Clause, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Sherbert v. Verner, Wisconsin v. Yoder, Exemptions, RFRA, Hobby Lobby, Espinoza

12.

An Essay on Illusion and Reality in the Conflict of Laws

70 Mercer Law Review 819-64 (2019)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2019
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
Downloads 166 (326,437)
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conflict of laws, choice of law, traditional rules, Brainerd Currie, Coon v. Medical Center, Restatement of Conflict of Laws, Georgia Supreme Court, Latine v. Clements, Latine rule, Swift v. Tyson, Erie, judicial manipulation, judicial transparency, Ehrenzweig, Leflar, emotional distress, forum law

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It's Alright, Ma, It's Life and Life Only: Have Universities Been Meeting Their Legal Obligations to High-Risk Faculty During the Pandemic?

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2021
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Aug 2021
Gary J. Simson, Gary J. Simson, Mark L. Jones, Cathren Page and Suzianne D. Painter-Thorne
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law and Mercer University School of Law
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pandemic, coronavirus, covid, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, ADEA, intentional infliction of emotional distress, universities, colleges, higher education, health, health law, high risk, faculty rights, virus, CDC, online education, virtual learning

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Teaching Seminars -- Pedagogy and Potential

Mercer Law Review Vol. 63, No. 3, p. 1057, 2012
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 May 2012
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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legal education, seminar format, pedagogy, law schools, instruction, seminar classes

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Permissible Accommodation or Impermissible Endorsement? A Proposed Approach to Religious Exemptions and the Establishment Clause

106 Kentucky Law Journal 535 (2017-2018)
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2019
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause, First Amendment, Religious Exemptions, Endorsement Test, Masterpiece Cakeshop

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Religious Arguments by Citizens to Influence Public Policy: The Lessons of the Establishment Clause

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 66, p. 273, 2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2015
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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religion, establishment clause, endorsement test, Galloway, First Amendment, religious arguments, lawmaking

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Choice of Law after the Currie Revolution: What Role for the Needs of the Interstate and International Systems?

Mercer Law Review Vol. 63, No. 2, p. 715, 2012
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 May 2012
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Conflict of laws, choice of law, Brainerd Currie, interstate system, international system, interstate needs, international needs

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Constitutional Law and the Culture Wars: When Religious Liberty and the Law Conflict, Which Should Prevail?

Freedom and Society: Essays on Autonomy, Identity, and Political Freedom 31-64 (Yi Deng, Creighton Rosental, Robert Scott, and Rosalind Simson eds. 2021)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2022
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Masterpiece Cakeshop, Free Exercise Clause, free exercise, religious liberty, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, freedom of religion, religious exemptions, culture wars, Employment Division v. Smith, RFRA, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, religion

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To Teach or Not to Teach

University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 375, 2008, Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-14
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2008
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Legal Education, Law School Deans, Law School Administration

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Reflections on Free Exercise: Revisiting 'Rourke v. Department of Correctional Services'

Albany Law Review, Vol. 70, p. 1425, 2007, Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-15
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Jul 2008
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Free Exercise - New York, Freedom of Religion, State Constitutional Law - New York, ROURKE V. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, Employment Law, Dress Codes, Majority Rule, Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Law

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A Community Initiative for Juvenile Justice: Why Not Your Community Too?

Juvenile Justice Update, vol. 27, no. 3, Fall 2021, pp. 5-10
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Dec 2021
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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juvenile justice, police, youth, school resource officers, youth education, police training, Strategies for Youth, brain science, youth psychology, Juvenile Justice Jeopardy, Policing the Teen Brain

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Racially Neutral in Form, Racially Discriminatory in Fact: The Implications for Voting Rights of Giving Disproportionate Racial Impact the Constitutional Importance It Deserves

71 Mercer Law Review 811-855 (2020)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Jun 2020
Gary J. Simson and Gary J. Simson
Cornell University - Law SchoolMercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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Washington v. Davis, disproportionate racial impact, disparate impact, discriminatory purpose, racial discrimination, racial minorities, equal protection, suspect classification, voting rights, right to vote, election law