Dwight G. Duncan

Professor Dwight Duncan teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, Religion and the Law, and Bioethics at University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth. His interests include legal history and legal philosophy.

Professor Duncan is an honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. A native Washingtonian, he practiced law there with the telephone company, now part of Verizon. He has written articles on legal, moral, and religious issues. He has argued several cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court and has written briefs for the US Supreme Court. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Washington DC bars. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund and on the Board of Advisors of Massachusetts Citizens for Life.

What the Supreme Court did (and didn’t do) to religious freedom last week
8 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, US Supreme Court
It's hardly a threat to civil liberties.

Waiting for the Supreme Court to rescue religious freedom
6 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraceptive mandate, Obamacare
Business owners fighting Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate heard some good news last week.

Tying Windsor’s knot
28 Jun 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: DOMA, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, US v. Windsor
Those states which do not recognise same-sex marriage will not be forced to do so after this week's decisions. But for how long?

Bracingly liberal views
28 Feb 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, obituaries, political correctness
Legal scholar Ronald Dworkin, the grand old man of political correctness, died earlier this month.

Religious freedom: use it or lose it
27 Jun 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: healthcare mandate, religious freedom
This is a Paul Revere moment for America. But it's not the British who are coming; it's Big Brother.

Fashioning a constitutional right to gay marriage
7 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Proposition 8, same-sex marriage, U S Constitution
Judge Walker wrote a firewall opinion: no matter what judicial standard applied, gays would always win.

Whistling past the graveyard
20 Jul 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: public discourse, secularism
Why is public debate so shallow, impoverished and pointless? A new book contends that reason has been exiled and replaced by mere reasonableness.

Is same-sex marriage in the US running out of steam?
29 Jul 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage
In several states this month, courts handed down decisions which did not favour the cause of social reform. Is a judicial consensus emerging?

Tipping the balance
22 Jul 2005 | FEATURES |  
Distinguished, polite, intelligent, poised, competent, honest and direct: the press has run out of adjectives to describe President Bush's Supreme Court nominee. What should we really be looking for?

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