Selected Academic Publications

Revenge as Revenant: Titus Andronicus and the Rule of Law,  21 YALE JOURNAL OF LAW & THE HUMANITIES 203 (2009).

The City and the Poet,  114 YALE LAW JOURNAL 1835 (2005).

Covering,  111 YALE LAW JOURNAL 769 (2002).

The Epistemic Contract of Bisexual Erasure,  52 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 353 (2000).

Assimilationist Bias in Equal Protection: The Visibility Presumption and the Case of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,”  108 YALE LAW JOURNAL 487 (1998).

The Lawyer of Belmont,  9 YALE JOURNAL OF LAW & THE HUMANITIES 183 (1997).

Suspect Symbols:  The Literary Argument for Heightened Scrutiny for Gays,  96 COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW 1753 (1996).


Selected Popular Commentary

The Best Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage: And Why It Fails,  SLATE, Dec.13, 2010.

The Military in the Constitution,  post on NEW YORK TIMES “ Room for Debate” Blog, Oct. 13, 2010. 

Too Soon to Declare Victory,  post on NEW YORK TIMES “ Room for Debate” Blog, Aug. 4, 2010.

When A Court Decides Who Can Marry,  post on NEW YORK TIMES “ Room for Debate” Blog, Apr. 3, 2009.

State of the Union: Defining Gay Marriage for the Feds,  SLATE, Mar. 4, 2009.

Can California’s Same-Sex Marriages Be Saved?,  LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 30, 2008.

Marriage Partners,  NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE, June 1, 2008, at 24.

Magisterial Conviction,  SLATE, May 15, 2008.

Doubting Thomas,  WASHINGTON POST, Apr. 22, 2007 (reviewing Kevin A. Merida & Michael Fletcher, Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas (2007)).

For Gays, Read the Fine Print,  NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 29, 2007.

Sex and the City: New York Bungles Transgender Equality,  SLATE, Dec. 11, 2006.

Too Good for Marriage,  NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 2006.

We Contain Multitudes,  NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, May 14, 2006 (reviewing Amartya Sen, Identity and Violence (2006)).

The Pressure to Cover,  NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE, Jan. 15, 2006.

The Irresistible Banality of Same-Sex Marriage,  THE VILLAGE VOICE, June 20, 2005.