About The Author



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 as well as a seminar Retributivism in Criminal Justice:  Violence and Its Relation to Manhood (Shakespeare) with the psychiatrist James Gilligan.  He has written over twenty books on the basic rigbts of American constitutionalism  (see Other Works Page in this website), including his prominent defense of gay rights and,  with Carol Gilligan, two books defending a feminism which joins men and women in resisting patriarchy  (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.