Con to the question "Should Churches (Defined as Churches, Temples, Mosques, Synagogues, etc.) Remain Tax-Exempt?"
"[I]f we selectively confer benefits on religion... we are doing as much harm to equality as if we disfavor some or all religions. If churches receive exemptions from taxes or zoning laws along with other socially desirable enterprises – say schools and community centers – that’s fine. But it is unjust to make churches the sole beneficiaries of such exemptions."
Cowritten with Lawrence Sager, LLB, "Don’t Play Favorites," NYTimes.com, May 9, 2012
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to churches and taxes. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the churches and taxes issue.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Provost, Princeton University, July 1, 2004-present
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, July 2001-present
Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University, July 2001-June 2004
Associated Faculty, Department of Politics, Princeton University, Oct. 2001-present
Member, American Bar Association/American Association of Law Schools Site Evaluation Team for the Reaccreditation of Stanford Law School, Nov. 2008
Acting Director, Program in Ethics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, Sep. 2002-June 2003
Visiting Research Fellow, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University, Sep. 2000-June 2001
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Sep. 1995-July 2001
Associate Professor, New York University School of Law, Aug. 1993-Aug. 1995
Assistant Professor, New York University School of Law, Sep. 1990-July 1993
Law Clerk to the Hon. Justice John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court, August 1989 – July 1990
Law Clerk to the Hon. Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1988-1989
Editor-in-Chief, University of Chicago Law Review, 1987-88
Member, Pennsylvania State Bar
JD, cum laude, University of Chicago Law School, 1988