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Restoring the lost constitution : the presumption of liberty

Author: Randy E Barnett
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2005. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that since the nation's founding, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy E Barnett
ISBN: 0691115850 9780691115856 0691123764 9780691123769
OCLC Number: 60794311
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xv, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why care what the Constitution says? --
pt. I. Constitutional legitimacy. The fiction of 'we the people': is the Constitution binding on us? --
Constitutional legitimacy without consent: protecting the rights retained by the people --
Natural rights as liberty rights: retained rights, privileges, or immunities --
pt. II. Constitutional method. Constitutional interpretation: an originalism for nonoriginalists --
Constitutional construction: supplementing original meaning --
Judicial review: the meaning of the judicial power --
pt. III. Constitutional limits. Judicial review of federal laws: the meaning of the necessary and proper clause --
Judicial review of state laws: the meaning of the privileges or immunities clause --
The mandate of the Ninth Amendment: why Footnote Four is wrong --
The presumption of liberty: protecting rights without listing them --
pt. IV. Constitutional powers. The proper scope of federal power: the meaning of the Commerce Clause --
The proper scope of state power: construing the 'police power' --
Showing necessity: judicial doctrines and application to cases --
Restoring the lost constitution.
Responsibility: Randy E. Barnett.

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Winner of the 2005 Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty, Laissez Faire Books "A hopeful work--provocative, documented, resolute, reasoned, readable--delightfully devoid of Read more...

 
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