David A.J. Richards is Edwin D. Webb Professor of Law at New York University, where he has taught Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for forty-five years and co-taught a seminar Resisting Injustice with the developmental psychologist Carol Gilligan and a seminar Retributivism in Criminal Justice (Shakespeare) with the psychiatrist Jim Gilligan. He has written over twenty books on the basic rights of American constitutionalism, including his prominent defense of gay rights and (with Carol Gilligan) a feminism which joins men and women in resisting patriarchy, because patriarchy harms men as well as women (his work on gay rights was prominently cited by the Indian Supreme Court decision recently recognizing gay rights as human rights). He lives in New York City with his partner of forty-five years, Donald Levy.

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