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Equal protection, Privacy, Moral equality, U.S. Supreme Court, Human rights, Constitutional rights, Abortion, Same-sex marriage, Judicial review
My overarching aim in the Article is to defend a particular understanding of two constitutional rights and, relatedly, a particular resolution of two constitutional controversies. The two rights I discuss are among the most important rights protected by the constitutional law of the United States: the right to equal protection and the right of privacy. As I explain in the Article, the constitutional right to equal protection is, at its core, the human right to moral equality, and the constitutional right to privacy is best understood as a version of the human right to moral freedom. The two controversies I discuss, each of which implicates the two rights, are among the most divisive constitutional controversies of our time: the controversies concerning, respectively, abortion and same-sex marriage.
Connecticut Law Review
Michael J. Perry, Two Constitutional Rights, Two Constitutional Controversies, 52 CONN. L. REV. 1597 (2021).