Nelson Tebbe

Cornell Law School

Professor of Law

Myron Taylor Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

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 American University, Washington College of Law
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constitution, borrowing, First Amendment, Equal Protection, culture, minimalism, living constitutionalism, originalism, liberty, equality

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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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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 366 (90,749)
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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 326 (103,462)

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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
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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 307 (110,468)
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free exercise, same-sex marriage, equal protection, establishment clause

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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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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 275 (124,169)

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appeasement, compromise, cooptation, Establishment Clause, First Amendment

9.

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

12.

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 176 (190,168)

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

14.

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

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
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witchcraft, South Africa, religion, constitutional law

16.

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 149 (219,005)

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constitutional interpretation, statutory interpretation

17.

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

19.

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
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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

20.

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

21.

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 93 (308,722)
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Religious freedom, First Amendment, free exercise, establishment clause

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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
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First Amendment, Freedom of Association, Religious Freedom

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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
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establishment cause, free speech, free exercise

24.

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
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free exercise, establishment clause

25.

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
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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
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excluding religion, religious freedom, religion clauses, free exercise, free speech, first amendment

27.

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

28.

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
American University, Washington College of Law and Cornell Law School
Downloads 58 (402,007)

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

29.

A Democratic Political Economy for the First Amendment

105 Cornell Law Review 959 (2020)
Number of pages: 64
Nelson Tebbe
Cornell Law School
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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
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2020
Nelson Tebbe and Micah Schwartzman
Cornell Law School and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 55 (412,365)

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

31.

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 54 (415,702)

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establishment clause, religious liberty

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

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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