Hutchinson teaches and conducts research in the areas of constitutional law, racial justice, LGBT rights, and other civil rights issues. Hutchinson has written extensively about questions of racial inequality, sexual orientation and constitutional law. He has delivered numerous lectures at law schools and universities in the United States and abroad, and has published articles in some of the nation’s leading legal periodicals.
Articles, Essays, And Commentary
“Not Without Political Power”: Gays and Lesbians, Equal Protection, and the Suspect Class Doctrine, 65 Alabama Law Review (forthcoming 2014).
Resistance in the Afterlife of Identity, in Transcending The Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory 176-191 (Martha Fineman ed., Routledge Press 2010).
Social Movements and Judging: An Essay on Institutional Reform Litigation and Desegregation in Dallas, Texas, 62 Southern Methodist University Law Review 1635-56 (2009).
Racial Exhaustion, 86 Washington University Law Review 917-74 (2009).
Sexual Politics and Social Change, 41 Connecticut Law Review 1523-46 (2009).
Reparations: A Remedies Law Perspective, 56 American University Law Review 1402-1406 (2007).
By a Thread: Majority Politics and Race-Based Remedies, 50 Howard Law Journal 827-840 (2007).
The Majoritarian Difficulty: Affirmative Action, Sodomy, and Supreme Court Politics, 23 Law and Inequality 1-93 (2005).
Critical Race Histories: In and Out, 54 American University Law Review (2004).
Unexplainable on Grounds Other Than Race: The Inversion of Privilege and Subordination in Equal Protection Jurisprudence, 2003 Illinois Law Review 615-700.
New Complexity Theories: From Theoretical Innovation to Doctrinal Reform, 71 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 431-45 (2003).
Factless Jurisprudence, 3 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 615-33 (2003).
Dissecting Judicial Bias: The Need for a Structural Analysis, American Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 13-24 (2002).
Progressive Race Blindness?: Individual Identity, Group Politics, and Reform, 49 UCLA Law Review 1455-1480 (2002).
Closet Case: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale and the Reinforcement of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Invisibility, 76 Tulane Law Review 81-148 (2001).
Identity Crisis: Intersectionality, Multidimensionality, and the Development of An Adequate Theory of Subordination, 6 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 285-317 (2001).
Gay Rights for Gay Whites?: Race, Sexual Identity, and Equal Protection Discourse, 85 Cornell Law Review 1358-1391 (2000).
“Beyond the Rhetoric of ‘Dirty Laundry’: Examining the Value of Internal Criticism Within Progressive Social Movements and Oppressed Communities,” 5 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 185-99 (1999).
Ignoring the Sexualization of Race: Heteronormativity, Critical Race Theory, and Anti-Racist Politics, 47 Buffalo Law Review 1-116 (1999).
Accommodating Outness: Hurley, Free Speech, and Gay and Lesbian Equality, 1 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 85-126 (1998).
Out Yet Unseen: A Racial Critique of Gay and Lesbian Legal Theory and Political Discourse, 29 Connecticut Law Review 561-645 (1997).
Sexual Politics and Social Change, reprinted in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (Richard Delgado, ed., Second Edition 2013).
Ignoring the Sexualization of Race: Heteronormativity, Critical Race Theory, and Anti-Racist Politics, reprinted in:
- Feminist Legal Theory: An Anti-Essentialist Reader (Nancy Dowd and Michelle Jacobs, eds., New York University Press) (2002).
- Perspectives on Race and the Law: A Multiracial Approach (Timothy Davis, Kevin R. Johnson, and George A. Martínez, eds., Carolina Academic Press) (2001).
Out Yet Unseen: A Racial Critique of Gay and Lesbian Legal Theory and Political Discourse, reprinted in:
- Juan F. Perea, Richard Delgado, Angela P. Harris, and Stephanie M. Wildman, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America 890-95 (West Group 2000);
- Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge 325-33 (Richard Delgado ed., Temple University Press) (Second Edition, 1999).
Claiming and Speaking Who We Are: Black Gays and Lesbians, Racial Politics, and the Million Man March, in Black Men on Race, Gender, and Sexuality: A Critical Reader 28-45 (Devon Carbado ed., New York University Press) (1999).