Maggie Gallagher to Participate in SCOTUSblog Symposium on SSM


NOM Chairman Maggie Gallagher will participate with many others in this SCOTUSblog symposium:

Continuing with our summer symposia, for the next two weeks SCOTUSblog will be hosting an on-line debate on the topic of same-sex marriage. Although neither the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) nor California’s Proposition 8 (now embodied in Article 1 Section 7.5 of California’s Constitution) is currently before the Court, challenges to both have been percolating in the lower courts in California, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and elsewhere and are likely to reach the Court soon, even if not this Term.

During this symposium, guest bloggers will weigh in on how the Court is likely to approach the question of same-sex marriage. Authors will consider, among other things, whether the issue of same-sex marriage is ripe for the Court’s review, what standard of review the Court should use if it does reach the merits, and how the Court’s decisions in cases such as Romer v. Evans and Lawrence v. Texas will affect its views on the constitutionality of DOMA and Proposition 8, as well as broader questions about federalism and religious liberty.

[Participants will include:]

Carlos Ball – Rutgers University School of Law
Bob Barr - Former Representative for Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District
Thomas Berg – University of St. Thomas School of Law
Dale Carpenter – University of Minnesota Law School
Erwin Chemerinsky – UC Irvine School of Law
David Cruz – USC Gould School of Law
William C. Duncan – Marriage Law Foundation
John Eastman – Chapman University School of Law
William Eskridge – Yale Law School
Maggie Gallagher – Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
Charles Fried – Harvard Law School
Andrew Koppelman – Northwestern University School of Law
Pamela Karlan – Stanford Law School
Robert Levy – Cato Institute
Laurence Tribe – Harvard Law School
Brian Raum – Alliance Defense Fund
Ruthann Robson – CUNY School of Law
Robin Wilson – Washington & Lee School of Law
Kenji Yoshino – New York University School of Law