Steven Douglas Smith

University of San Diego School of Law

Warren Distinguished Professor of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

United States

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Scholarly Papers (78)

1.

The Hollowness of the Harm Principle

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 15 Sep 2004
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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harm principle, liberalism, John Stuart Mill, legal argument

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The Paralyzing Paradox of Religious Neutrality

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-060
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Aug 2011
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religion, First Amendment, constitutional law

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Freedom of Religion or Freedom of the Church?

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-061
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Aug 2011
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religion, constitutional law, freedom of the church, first amendment

4.

How to Remove a Federal Judge

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 116, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-41
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 08 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2016
Saikrishna Prakash and Steven Douglas Smith
University of Virginia School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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good behavior, impeachment, Act of Settlement, judges, Congress

5.

Recovering (from) Enlightenment?

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Sep 2003
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, U.S. Constitution

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Jurisprudence: Beyond Extinction?

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-108
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Aug 2007
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy, Secularism, Morality, Natural law, Legal Postivism

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That Old-Time Originalism

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-028
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jun 2008
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 465 (94,418)
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constitutional law, jurisprudence, originalism, constitutional theory

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The New and Old Originalism: A Discussion

"Meanings or Decisions? Getting Originalism Back on Track." Library of Law and Liberty. December 2, 2014. , San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-178, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 718, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2020
University of San Diego School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
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originalism, new originalism, old originalism,constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, interpretation, jurisprudence

9.

Discourse in the Dusk: The Twilight of Religious Freedom

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 122, p. 1869, 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-016
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Jul 2009
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, separation of church and state

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How Secularists Helped Knock Down the Wall of Separation between Church and State

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-124
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Nov 2007
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religious freedom, secularism, separation of church and state, freedom of conscience

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Interrogating Thomas More: The Conundrums of Conscience

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Sep 2003
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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legal ethics, conscience

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Justice Douglas, Justice O'Connor, and George Orwell: Does the Constitution Compel Us to Disown Our Past?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 May 2005
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitution, freedom of religion, first amendment, no endorsement prohibition

13.

The Plight of the Secular Paradigm

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-062
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Aug 2011
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religion, authority, secularism, constitutional law, legal history

14.

The Tenuous Case for Conscience

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Sep 2004
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of religion, freedom of speech, first amendment, constitution, metaethics

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The Pluralist Predicament: Contemporary Theorizing in the Law of Religious Freedom

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Jun 2004
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religious freedom, religion, freedom, nonestablishment, separation of church and state, free exercise

16.

The Constitution, the Leviathan, and the Common Good

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 22-005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 May 2022
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional theory, classical legal tradition, American Constitution, legal positivism

17.

Toleration and Liberal Commitments

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jun 2004
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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toleration, dissent, liberal

18.

The Jurisprudence of Denigration

UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-143
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2014
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, marriage, law and philosophy, public discourse

19.

Hollow Men: Law and the Declension of Belief

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Feb 2005
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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belief systems, apologetics, truth, contemporary jurisprudence, declensionist response, nature of law, Christian legal thinkers

20.

Our Agnostic Constitution

New York University Law Review, Vol. 83, 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-104
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Religion, Secularism

21.

Is God Irrelevant?

Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-142
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Feb 2014
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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jurisprudence, religion, religious freedom

22.

Hart's Onion: The Peeling Away of Legal Authority

Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-68
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Oct 2006
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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authority, obligation, jurisprudence, legal theory, divine

23.

Nonestablishment Under God? The Nonsectarian Principle

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jun 2004
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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nonestablishment, nonsectarian, public secularism, First Amendment, religious freedom

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Die and Let Live? the Asymmetry of Accommodation

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-162
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Aug 2014
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religious freedom, culture wars, accommodation, civil rights, contraception, abortion, marriage

25.

The (Always) Imminent Death of the Law

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 43, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-58
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Sep 2006
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy

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Equality, Religion, and Nihilism

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-169
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religious freedom, culture wars, marriage, equality

27.

The Establishment Clause and the 'Problem of the Church'

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-024
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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freedom of religion, constitutional law, separation of church and state

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The Heavenly City of the Twentieth-Century Philosophers

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-45
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 May 2006
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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morality, enlightenment

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Debate: The Contraception Mandate and Religious Freedom

University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vol. 161, No. 261, 2013, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-125
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Jun 2013
Caroline Mala Corbin and Steven Douglas Smith
University of Miami School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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religious liberty, free exercise, RFRA, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, health care, health insurance, contraception, contraception mandate, abortion, reproductive rights, corporations, First Amendment

30.

The Tortuous Course of Religious Freedom

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-201
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Dec 2015
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religion, religious freedom, history, constitutional law, secularism, paganism, communitarianism, catholicism

31.

How is America 'Divided by God'?

Mississippi College Law Review, Vol. 27, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-111
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Aug 2007
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Religion, Belief, Culture Wars, Frist Amendment

32.

The Phases and Functions of Freedom of Conscience

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-024
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 May 2010
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, international law, human rights, religion, freedom of conscience

33.

Why School Prayer Matters

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-447
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Apr 2020
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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School Prayer, Engel v.Vitale,

34.

Believing Persons, Personal Believings: The Neglected Center of the First Amendment

Number of pages: 128 Posted: 20 Nov 2002
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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The Pagan City, the Christian City, and the Secular City

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-290
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jun 2017
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Christianity, Paganism, Secularism, Modern Paganism, Immanent Religiosity, Transcendent Religiosity

36.

Barnette's Big Blunder

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Jun 2003
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional Law, First Amendment

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Constitutional Divide: The Transformative Significance of the School Prayer Decisions

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-038
Number of pages: 106 Posted: 14 Oct 2010
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Freedom of Religion, Separation of Church and State, Constittutional Law, Culture

38.

Separation as a Tradition

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 13 Nov 2002
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Culture Wars as Pagan Counterrevolution

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-293
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Modern Paganism, Culture Wars, Christian Revolution, Pagan Counterrevolution, Public Religious Symbols, Legally Implemented Norms of Sexuality, Religious Freedom

40.

Legal Scholarship as Resistance to Science

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 May 2005
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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legal education, legal scholarship, law and legal theory

41.

The Jurisdictional Establishment Clause: A Reappraisal

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-57
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 13 Sep 2006
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Establishment Clause, Freedom of Religion, Separation of Church and State, Constitutional Law, Jurisdiciton, First Amendment, Originalism

42.

Wisdom versus 'Reason' in Law

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-181
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Feb 2015
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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jurisprudence, reason, common law, constitutional law, same sex

43.

Originalism and the (Merely) Human Constitution

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Jan 2010
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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originalism, constitutional interpretation

44.

Taxes, Conscience, and the Constitution

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-12
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Oct 2005
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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conscience, taxes, religion

45.

Religious Symbols and Secular Government

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-096
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Sep 2012
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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First Amendment, Establishment Clause, Religion, Constitutional Law

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Why is Government Speech Problematic? The Unnecessary Problem, the Unnoticed Problem, and the Big Problem

Denver University Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-014
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, freedom of speech, first amendment

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Religious Freedom and its Enemies, or Why the Smith Decision may be a Greater Loss Now than it was Then

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-037
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Oct 2010
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Freedom of Religion, Constitutional Law, First Amendment

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Against 'Civil Rights' Simplism: How Not to Accommodate Competing Legal Commitments

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-294
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Jun 2017
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religion, religious freedom, civil rights, legal conflict, freedom of expression

49.

Coming Home? The Imminent Immanent City

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-291
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Jun 2017
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Modern paganism, Christianity, Pagan city, Christian city, Pagan

50.

Science and the Person: A Complacent Reflection

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-100
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Nov 2012
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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science, neuroscience, agency, personhood, jurisprudence, philosophy of law

51.

The 'Jurisdictional' Conception of Church Autonomy

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-177
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Dec 2014
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, jurisdiction, religious freedom, social contract, freedom of the church

52.

The Iceberg of Religious Freedom: Subsurface Levels of Nonestablishment Discourse

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Nov 2004
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religious freedom, freedom of religion, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, US Constitution

53.

The Church in the Twilight

Liberty & Law Center Research Paper No. 22-02, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 22-020
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 May 2022 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2022
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religious freedom, religious liberty, history, collapse, cultural history, individualism

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Constitutional Agnosticism, Religious Pluralism, and the Problem of Community

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-020
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Apr 2008
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional agnosticism, religious pluralism, problem of community

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The Case of the Exemption Claimants: Religion, Conscience, and Identity

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-345, Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2019, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2022
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Constitutional law, Case of the Exemption Claimants, Religious Freedom Clause, priest-penitent privilege, Conscience, Identity, self-conception

56.

Constitution Day: 'The Image of Liberty'

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-196
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Oct 2015
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, same-sex marriage, separation of powers, legal history

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The Supreme Court as (Anti-)Magisterium

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-25
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Nov 2005
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitution, supreme court, religion

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An Open Letter to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-367
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dissenting opinion

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Persons Pursuing Goods

Legal Theory, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-112
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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natural law, goods, personhood, friendship, legal authority, obligation

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Educating for Liberalism

UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-057
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Aug 2008
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religion, constitutional law, education, first amendment, schools

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Nonestablishment, Standing, and the Soft Constitution

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-045
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Nov 2010
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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constitutional law, first amendment, separation of church and state, federal courts, freedom of religion, standing

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Persons All the Way Up

Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-003
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Jan 2010
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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jurisprudence, legal philosophy, religion, authority

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Obergefell and the Reconstituting of America

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-364
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Sep 2018
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Obergefell, Obergefell v. Hodges, 14th Amendment, Public Symbols

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The Constitution and the Goods of Religion

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-059
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2011
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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First Amendment, Establishment Clause, Religion, Constitutional Law, Liberalism

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West and East: the Continuity of Persons

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-141
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Feb 2014
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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jurisprudence, psychology, comparative law

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Situating Ourselves in History

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 41, 2014, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 15-182
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Feb 2015
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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religion, religious freedom, history, constitutonal law

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De-Moralized: Glucksberg in the Malaise

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-109
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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morality, constitutional law, assisted suicide, moral reasoning

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Naturalism and the Trajectory of History

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-229
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Nov 2016
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Religion, Religious Freedom, History, Christianity, Culture Wars

69.

Does Religious Freedom Have a Future?

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-026
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Sep 2021
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Reply: (Mis)Understanding Good-Behavior Tenure

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 116, No. 159, 2006
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Feb 2010
Saikrishna Prakash and Steven Douglas Smith
University of Virginia School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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good behavior, judicial independence, impeachment, holism, Redish, tenure

71.

In Search of Conservatism

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-378 (2019)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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conservatism, constitutional jurisprudence

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'Fixed Star' or Twin Star? the Ambiguity of Barnette

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-363
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Sep 2018
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, pluralism, neutrality interpretation, integrity interpretation

73.

One Step Enough

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-414 (2019)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Sep 2019
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Christians, antidiscrimination, Robert Cochran

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Alexander as Anarchist

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-292
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Larry Alexander, Legal Interpretation, Hermeneutics, Anarchy

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Michael Perry, Prophet of Progressive Collapse

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Vol. 23, No. 2, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-027
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2022
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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Presently Absent, or Absently Present? The Curious Condition of Natural Law

The American Journal of Jurisprudence, Vol. 61, No. 1 (2022), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 22-006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 May 2022 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2022
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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natural law, legal history, original meaning, legal formalism

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Objective Animus?

Florida Law Review Forum , San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-452
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 May 2020
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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objective animus, supreme court, rhetoric of denigration, RHETORIC OF DENIGRATION

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A Touchdown for Prayer in Schools in Kennedy

The Blue Brief: Faculty Review of the 2021-22 U.S. Supreme Court Term
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 15 Dec 2022
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
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church and state, secular, religion, freedom of religion