Nelson Tebbe

Cornell Law School

Professor of Law

Myron Taylor Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Establishment Clause Appeasement

2019 Supreme Court Review 271, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-17, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-12
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2020
Micah Schwartzman and Nelson Tebbe
University of Virginia School of Law and Cornell Law School
Downloads 526 (75,259)

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appeasement, compromise, cooptation, Establishment Clause, First Amendment

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When Do Religious Accommodations Burden Others?

The Conscience Wars: Rethinking the Balance between Religion, Identity, and Equality (Susanna Mancini & Michel Rosenfeld eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017 Forthcoming), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-25, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-44
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 26 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
Cornell Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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Constitutional Borrowing

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 108, 2010, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 145, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 09-36
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2009
Nelson Tebbe and Robert L. Tsai
Cornell Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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constitution, borrowing, First Amendment, Equal Protection, culture, minimalism, living constitutionalism, originalism, liberty, equality

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How Much May Religious Accommodations Burden Others?

in Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Elizabeth Sepper, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and I. Glenn Cohen, ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017 Forthcoming), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-25, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2016-43
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
Cornell Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 436 (94,165)
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religious freedom, free exercise, establishment clause, civil rights

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The Costs of Conscience

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-14, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-35, 106 Kentucky Law Journal 881 (2018)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2018
University of Virginia School of Law, Cornell Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 412 (100,574)

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religious liberty, freedom of conscience, third-party harm, constitutional rights

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Inheritance and Disinheritance: African Customary Law and Constitutional Rights

Journal of Religion, Vol. 88, p. 466, 2008, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 120
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Oct 2008
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 346 (122,473)

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South Africa, African customary law, gender equality

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Religion and Marriage Equality Statutes

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 9, p. 25, 2015, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 406
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 316 (134,853)
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free exercise, same-sex marriage, equal protection, establishment clause

8.

Witchcraft and Statecraft: Liberal Democracy in Africa

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 96, p. 183, 2007, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 84
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2008
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
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South Africa, witchcraft, religious traditions

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Excluding Religion

156 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1263 (2008), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 85
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 29 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2008
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 285 (150,241)

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First Amendment, establishment clause, free exercise

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Equal Access and the Right to Marry

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, p. 1375, 2010, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 164, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 186
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 03 May 2010 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2013
Nelson Tebbe and Deborah A. Widiss
Cornell Law School and Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Downloads 242 (176,650)

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same-sex marriage, due process, equal protection, constitutional law, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, marriage, right to marry, family law

11.

Nonbelievers

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 97, 2011, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 246
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 23 Aug 2011
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 221 (192,667)

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nonbelievers, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, freethinkers, religious freedom, free exercise, establishment clause

12.

A Democratic Political Economy for the First Amendment

105 Cornell Law Review 959 (2020), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Nov 2020
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 190 (221,212)
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Witchcraft and the Polis

Journal of Religion, Vol. 86, p. 710, 2006, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-0042
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 22 Mar 2006
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
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Condemning Religion: RLUIPA and the Politics of Eminent Domain

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, 2009, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 127
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 19 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2009
Christopher Serkin and Nelson Tebbe
Vanderbilt Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 180 (231,778)

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RLUIPA, eminent domain, land use, religious freedom, religious liberty, free exercise

15.

Witchcraft and the Constitution

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN RELIGIONS IN SOUTH AFRICAN LAW, p. 156, T.W. Bennett, eds., UTC Press, 2011, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 248
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Sep 2011
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 176 (236,302)

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witchcraft, South Africa, religion, constitutional law

16.

Government Nonendorsement

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 98, p. 648, 2013, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 287
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 07 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2013
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 168 (245,691)

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government speech, free exercise, establishment clause, due process, equal protection, free speech, first amendment

17.

Examining the Effects of Antidiscrimination Laws on Child Welfare: Law on the Books

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 22-7
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 02 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2022
Netta Barak Corren, Yoav Kan-Tor and Nelson Tebbe
Harvard Law School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering and Cornell Law School
Downloads 160 (256,110)

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child welfare, culture wars, conflicts of rights, LGBTQ equality, sexual orientation discrimination, religious freedom, religious exemptions, Fulton, machine learning, random forest, empirical legal studies

18.

Is the Constitution Special?

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 101, p. 701, 2016, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 448, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-8
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 24 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 05 May 2016
Christopher Serkin and Nelson Tebbe
Vanderbilt Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 155 (262,824)

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constitutional interpretation, statutory interpretation

19.

The Politics of Proportionality

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2022-28, 120 Michigan Law Review 1307 (2022), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-19
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 05 May 2022
Nelson Tebbe and Micah Schwartzman
Cornell Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 153 (265,553)

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proportionality, constitutional rights, judicial decisionmaking, polarization, Supreme Court

20.

Free Exercise and the Problem of Symmetry

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 56, 2005, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0023
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Aug 2005
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 141 (283,346)

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21.

Countersupermajoritarianism

113 Michigan Law Review 809 (2015), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 404
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2015
Frederic Bloom and Nelson Tebbe
University of Colorado Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 140 (284,935)

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Constitution, originalism, supermajority, formalism, Condorcet, Reconstruction, pluralism, amendment, Article V

22.

The Principle and Politics of Liberty of Conscience

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 135, p. 267, 2021, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-42
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2022
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 138 (288,143)

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free exercise, liberty of conscience, establishment clause, religious liberty, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, coronavirus, COVID-19, Roberts Court

23.

Debate

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 6, 2017, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 574, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-57, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-50
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2017
University of Michigan Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 135 (293,091)

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Debate, Constitution, interpretation, courts, constitutional law, statutory law, Affordable Care Act, free speech, amendments, values, discrimination, Supreme Court, Tebbe, Serkin, Primus, Stack, Ratchet Effect, politics, legislation, lawyers, lawmakers, Bill of Rights, Commerce Clause

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Discriminatory Permissions and Structural Injustice

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 106, p. 803, 2021, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-05, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2022
Lawrence G. Sager and Nelson Tebbe
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and Cornell Law School
Downloads 115 (329,518)

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equal protection, free exercise, establishment clause, civil rights, civil liberties, equality law

25.

Religious Institutionalism — Why Now?

in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty: Hobby Lobby and the New Law of Religion in America 207 (Micah Schwartzman et al., eds. 2015) , Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 429
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Dec 2015
Nelson Tebbe and Paul Horwitz
Cornell Law School and University of Alabama School of Law
Downloads 112 (335,708)

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religious freedom, free exercise, establishment clause, Hobby Lobby, first amendment

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The End of Religious Freedom: What is at Stake?

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 963, 2014, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 403
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Feb 2015
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 102 (357,524)
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Religious freedom, First Amendment, free exercise, establishment clause

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Re-upping Appeasement: Religious Freedom and Judicial Politics in the 2019 Term

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-68, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-40, 2019-2020 ACS Supreme Court Review 115
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2020
Nelson Tebbe and Micah Schwartzman
Cornell Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 101 (359,848)

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appeasement, religious freedom, judicial decisionmaking, First Amendment, Supreme Court

28.

Associations and the Constitution: Four Questions About Four Freedoms

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 3, 2014, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 381
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 92 (381,712)

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First Amendment, Freedom of Association, Religious Freedom

29.

Religion and Social Coherentism

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 363, 2015, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 430
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Jan 2016
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 90 (386,980)

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free exercise, establishment clause

30.

Privatizing and Publicizing Speech

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 104, p. 70, 2009, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 164
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Sep 2009
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 89 (389,580)

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establishment cause, free speech, free exercise

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Reply: Conscience and Equality

31 Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development 1 (2018), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper 18-11
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2018
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 85 (400,611)

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Equality, Conscience, civil rights, egalitarian, first amendment, constitutional law, Establishment Clause, marriage, gender identity, employment discrimination law, religious freedom, jurisprudence, Critical Theories, Political Theory, Freedom of Association, argument from symmetry

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Excluding Religion: A Reply

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, PENNumbra, Vol. 157, p. 283, 2009, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 147
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2009
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 71 (443,436)
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excluding religion, religious freedom, religion clauses, free exercise, free speech, first amendment

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Smith in Theory and Practice

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 2055, 2011, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 233
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 May 2011
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
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Free Exercise, Religious Freedom, First Amendment, Employment Division v. Smith

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Notes on Borrowing and Convergence

Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Vol. 111, pp. 140-150, 2011, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 256, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2011-29
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Nov 2011
Robert L. Tsai and Nelson Tebbe
Boston University - School of Law and Cornell Law School
Downloads 61 (479,106)

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Fourth Amendment, exclusionary rule, criminal procedure, tort, remedies, borrowing, constitutional law, supreme court

35.

Eclecticism

Constitutional Commentary, 2009, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 130
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2009
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 58 (490,676)

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establishment clause, religious liberty

36.

Introduction: Religion and Equality Law

Religion and Equality Law, Nelson Tebbe, ed., 2013
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Oct 2013
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 51 (519,712)

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religious freedom, free exercise, establishment clause, international human rights, anti-discrimination

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The Principle and Politics of Equal Value

121 Columbia Law Review 2397 (2021), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-24
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 14 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2022
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
Downloads 48 (533,087)

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free exercise, equal value, most favored nation, Tandon, first amendment

38.

Reasons and Religion

Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Forthcoming, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper 18-12
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2018
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
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Religion, Religious Freedom, equality law, civil rights law, constitutional law, politics, democracy, decisionmaking, social coherence, Supreme Court, LGBT