Bradley, Gerard V.
10 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Gerard V. Bradley is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, where he is Chair of the Academic Committee of the Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution.

Articles

New! Catholic Schools and Transgender Students

The lastingness of each person's reality as male or female is so integral to the faith's architecture, that to deny it - even to equivocate about it - is to undermine the Catholic faith itself. No Catholic institution should risk that effect.

Date posted: 2021-02-20

Moral Truth and Constitutional Conservatism

The Constitution itself directs us to use metaphysical and moral truths that lie beyond it in its interpretation. Indeed, a contemporary judge can be faithful to the Founders only by relying on these truths.

Date posted: 2020-02-26

Compelled Sexual Affirmation in the School Bathroom

The case against compelled affirmation policies needs to be more explicitly and vividly sexualized. The argument against these policies must be rooted in the civil liberties of objecting students and the right not be forced to be the object of another's sexual gaze. Opening intimate facilities to anyone of the opposite sex imposes psycho-sexual trauma on countless non-consenting youths, and constitutes a form of sexual exploitation.

Date posted: 2019-12-10

Stigmatizing and Prosecuting Pornography

"Unless adults are willing to make dramatic changes to their own moral and legal rules about pornography, we shall keep playing what amounts to game of Russian roulette with the formation of our children when it comes to one of the most precious parts of their lives.

Date posted: 2019-09-21

Sexual Identity Politics and Religious Freedom in a Secular Age

For the first time in American history, it has become respectable to publicly oppose religious liberty and its supreme value in our polity. This unprecedented turn is ominous. It will not only diminish our constitutional law. It will remap our common life, for religious liberty has always been a linchpin of our political culture.

Date posted: 2019-04-30

Sexual Identity Politics and Religious Freedom in a Secular Age

For the first time in American history, it has become respectable to publicly oppose religious liberty and its supreme value in our polity. This unprecedented turn is ominous. It will not only diminish our constitutional law. It will remap our common life, for religious liberty has always been a linchpin of our political culture.

Date posted: 2019-04-28

Learning to Live with Same-Sex Marriage?

The city of Philadelphia is targeting Catholic Social Services for its policy, based on religious beliefs about marriage, of not placing foster children with same-sex couples.

Date posted: 2018-06-02

Notre Dame Swallows the Pill

The University has announced it is to be the sole funder, unaccompanied proprietor, and director of distribution of what it has solemnly declared for years to be an immoral service. But the Holy Spirit is not a consequentialist. God does not want us to weigh up pros and cons of adhering to the moral truth. And the greatest respect we can show others is to bear faithful witness to the truth.

Date posted: 2018-02-17

The Future of Pro-Life Legislation and Litigation

In her landmark 1971 paper, Judith Jarvis Thomson tried to defend abortion by appeal to norms of justification consistently applicable in a range of other cases. By contrast, the courts in and after Roe and Casey have treated the right to abortion as an unquestionable legal principle. This inverted approach is doomed to fail as it continues to reveal the anomalous character of abortion rights.

Date posted: 2016-11-15

President Obama's Sex-Driven War on Science

President Obama has sacrificed the well-being of our nation's youth on the altar of ideology.

Date posted: 2016-09-19