Deborah A. Widiss

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Professor of Law

211 S. Indiana Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: The Explosion of State Legislation and the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 90
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Aug 2008
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Downloads 491 (81,866)
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domestic violence, workplace, employment, discrimination

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Exposing Sex Stereotypes in Recent Same-Sex Marriage Jurisprudence

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Vol. 30, 2007, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 91
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2010
Deborah A. Widiss, Elizabeth Rosenblatt and Douglas NeJaime
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of California, Davis and Yale University - Law School
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stereotypes, discrimination, marriage, LGBT rights, same-sex marriage

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Shadow Precedents and the Separation of Powers: Statutory Interpretation of Congressional Overrides

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 511, 2009, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 129
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 26 Jan 2009
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Statutory interpretation, override, legislative supremacy, precedent, separation of powers, employment discrimination, antidiscrimination, Ledbetter, Price Waterhouse, Pregnancy Discrimination Act

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Gilbert Redux: The Interaction of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act

46 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 961 (2013), Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 231
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2017
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act, PDA, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, accommodations, pregnancy, employment discrimination, statutory interpretation

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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

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The Hidden Gender of Gender-Neutral Paid Parental Leave: Examining Recently-Enacted Laws in the United States and Australia

Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, Forthcoming, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 422
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 17 May 2021
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act, paid family leave, Australia, Comparative Labor Law, Primary caregiver leave, pregnancy discrimination, equality theory

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Proving Discrimination by the Text

106 Minnesota Law Review 353, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 454
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 04 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2021
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Discrimination, Title VII, textualism, McDonnell Douglas, antidiscrimination law, statutory interpretation

After the Override: An Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent

USC CLASS Research Paper No. 15-12
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2017
Brian J. Broughman and Deborah A. Widiss
Vanderbilt University Law School and Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Downloads 98 (369,654)
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overrides, precedent, citation patterns, separation-of-powers, legislative supremacy

After the Override: An Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 312
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2017
Brian J. Broughman and Deborah A. Widiss
Vanderbilt University Law School and Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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overrides; precedent; citation patterns; separation-of-powers; legislative supremacy

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Pregnancy and Work – 50 Years of Legal Theory, Litigation, and Legislation

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 435, The Oxford Handbook of Feminism and Law in the United States
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Mar 2021
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Pregnancy Discrimination, Employment, Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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Equalizing Parental Leave

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 105, 2021, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 453
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 01 May 2020 Last Revised: 17 May 2021
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act, paid family leave, paid parental leave, pregnancy discrimination, sex discrimination, equality theory, single-parent families, non-marital families

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A Marriage by Any Other Name: Why Civil Unions Should Receive Federal Recognition

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Forthcoming, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-59
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 29 May 2015
Deborah A. Widiss and Andrew Koppelman
Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
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Gay rights, same-sex marriage, civil unions

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The Interaction of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act after Young v. UPS

50 UC Davis L. Rev. 1423 (2017), Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 369
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2017
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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ADA, PDA, pregnancy accommodations, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, pregnancy discrimination

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Undermining Congressional Overrides: The Hydra Problem in Statutory Interpretation

Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, 2012, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 202
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 05 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2016
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Downloads 108 (344,025)
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Gross v. FBL Financial Services, employment discrimination, mixed-motive, override, statutory interpretation, separation of powers

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Intimate Liberties and Antidiscrimination Law

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 97, 2017, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 383
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Masterpiece Cakeshop; LGBT; intimacy; discrimination; religious liberty; gay rights; non-marital pregnancy; cohabitation

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Divergent Interests: Union Representation of Individual Employment Discrimination Claims

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 87, p. 421, 2012, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 205
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 May 2012 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2013
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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labor, union, arbitration, employment discrimination, 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett

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Making Sausage: What, Why and How to Teach About Legislative Process in a Legislation or Leg-Reg Course

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 65, No. 96, 2015, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 330
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Nov 2015
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Downloads 91 (384,227)

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leg-reg; Legislation & regulation; legislative process; legal education; experiential learning; legislative history; Congressional procedures

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Menstruation Discrimination and the Problem of Shadow Precedents

41 Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law 235, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 436
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2021
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Pregnancy Discrimination, Employment, Menstruation Discrimination, Menstrual Justice, Statutory Interpretation, Congressional Override

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Changing the Marriage Equation

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 4, p. 721, 2012, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 204
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 08 May 2012 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2013
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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marriage, divorce, same-sex marriage, gender, household labor, work/family, alimony

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Chosen Family, Care, and the Workplace

131 Yale Law Journal Forum 215 (2021), Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 463
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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FMLA, paid family leave, paid sick leave, chosen family, functional family, kinship care

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Identifying Congressional Overrides Should Not Be this Hard

Texas Law Review See Also, Vol. 92, 2014, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 286
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 08 May 2015
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Congress, courts, overrides, separation of powers, positive political theory

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Addressing the Workplace Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

Violence and Abuse in and Around Organisations (Cary Cooper & Ronald Burke, eds. 2018), Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 379
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2019
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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domestic violence, intimate partner violence, IPV, employment

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Leveling Up after DOMA

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, 2014, Forthcoming, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 276
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Dec 2013
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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DOMA, Windsor, same-sex marriage, gay marriage, federal benefits, place-of-celebration, domestic partnership

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Griggs at Midlife

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 113, 2015, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 318
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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disparate impact, Griggs, ban-the-box, criminal background screens

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Non-Marital Families and (Or After?) Marriage Equality

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 42, 2015, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 315
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 May 2015 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2015
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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non-marital families, same-sex marriage, Windsor, DeBoer

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Acts: Advancing a Progressive Policy in Both Red and Blue America

Nevada Law Journal, Forthcoming, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 480 (2022)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 May 2022
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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PWFA, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Accommodation, Disability, Pregnancy, Young v. United Parcel Services

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Still Kickin' after All These Years: Sutton and Toyota as Shadow Precedents

Drake Law Review, Vol. 63, 2015, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 323
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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ADA, disabilities, overrides, statutory interpretation, ADAAA, legislation, separation of powers

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Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., Rewritten

Feminist Judgments: Employment Discrimination Opinions Rewritten. Ann C. McGinley & Nicole B. Porter, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2019, Forthcoming. , Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 409 (2019)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Apr 2019
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Pregnancy Discrimination Act, PDA, Title VII, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, pregnancy accommodations, Young v. UPS, agency deference, feminist judgments rewritten

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Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships: New Possibilities for Research on the Role of Marriage Law in Household Labor Allocation

8 Journal of Family Theory & Review 10 (2016); DOI:10.1111/jftr.12123 , Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 349
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2017
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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child care, division of labor, gender, housework, marriage, same-sex marriage