By Richard A. Epstein
Grounded within the considered Locke, Hume, Madison, and different Enlightenment figures, classical liberalism emphasised federalism, limited govt, separation of powers, and powerful defense of person rights. New Deal progressives challenged this synthesis via embracing govt as a strength for social sturdy instead of an important evil. The perfect court docket has unwisely ratified the revolutionary application via maintaining many legislative tasks at odds with the classical liberal structure. Epstein addresses either the Constitution's structural safeguards opposed to kingdom strength and its defense of person rights. He sheds mild on modern disputes starting from presidential prerogatives to well-being care laws, whereas exploring such enduring issues as judicial evaluate, monetary rules, freedom of speech and faith, and equivalent protection.
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The Classical Liberal Constitution by Richard A. Epstein