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Conference on Richard Epstein’s The Classical Liberal Constitution

Last Monday, a conference was held at NYU on Richard Epstein’s new book The Classical Liberal Constitution.  Epstein’s book is in some sense his magnum opus — at least as to constitutional law — setting forth in 700 pages his classical liberal view of the Constitution and its development.  It is a beautiful book and well worth reading.

My presentation at the conference discussed whether the book could be classified as following an originalist methodology.  I conclude that it cannot.  The entire conference is available on video.  For the panel I participated in see, here.  (I start talking at the 30 minute mark.)

For the other two panels, see here and here.

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on February 15, 2014 at 12:30:12 pm

Michael--

Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. It looks like a powerful piece of scholarship--I look forward to reading it, when Amazon prime does its useful trick and delivers it . . .

All best,
Kevin

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