Richard Stith

Valparaiso University School of Law

Professor of Law

656 S. Greenwich St.

Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493

United States

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1.

If Dorothy Had Not Had Toto to Pull Back the Wizard’s Curtain: The Fabrication of Human Rights as a World Religion

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 44, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 May 2010 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2016
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law
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Human rights, international human rights, United Nations, civil religion, rights antinomies, global governance, cultural imperialism, cultural hegemony, rights as religion, world religion

2.

Her Choice, Her Problem: How Having a Choice Diminishes Family Solidarity

International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family, Forthcoming, Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-12
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2012
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law
Downloads 114 (183,666)

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abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, voluntary euthanasia, choice, freedom of choice, right to choose, anti-choice, solidarity, family, family unity, parenting, alienation, sympathy

3.

On the Legal Validation of Sexual Relationships

THE JURISPRUDENCE OF MARRIAGE AND OTHER INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS, Scott FitzGibbon, Lynn Wardle, A. Scott Loveless, eds., William S. Hein & Co. Inc., 2010
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law
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same-sex marriage, gay marriage, homosexual marriage, civil unions, elder marriage, same-sex adoption, gay adoption, homosexual adoption, validation, invalidation, non-validation, prohibition, nature, liberal thought, libertarian, liberty, equality, fairness, Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, Rawls, Kant

4.

Securing the Rule of Law Through Interpretive Pluralism: An Argument From Comparative Law

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 35, p. 401, 2008
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Aug 2009
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law
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Constitutional Law, Rule of Law, Constitutional Interpretation, Interpretation, Pluralism, Departmentalism, Popular Constitutionalism, Stare Decisis, Precedent, Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances

5.

The Priority of Respect: How Our Common Humanity Can Ground Our Individual Dignity

International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 44, p. 165, 2004
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2010
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law
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Person, Respect, Dignity, Value, Abortion, Euthanasia, Death Penalty, Jeffrey Reiman, Ronald Dworkin, Ontology, Axiology

6.

Excluding Religion Excludes More than Religion

Matters of Life and Death: Religion and Law at the Crossroad, Boston College Law School, 2008
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Oct 2009
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law
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Religion, Reason, Public Reason, Embryo

7.

Construction, Development and Revelopment

Life and Learning, Vol. 17, p. 243, 2007
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2012
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law
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Nature, Embryo, Abortion, Euthanasia, Development, Ontology

8.

Punishment, Invalidation, and Nonvalidation: What H. L. A. Hart Did Not Explain

Legal Theory, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2008
Posted: 08 Apr 2011
Richard Stith
Valparaiso University School of Law

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