The Rights Retained by the People: The History & Meaning of the Ninth Amendment

The Rights Retained by the People: The History & Meaning of the Ninth Amendment

by Randy E. Barnett
     
 

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This anthology of scholarship by distinguished legal academicians on the Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution comes at a time when interest in the Ninth Amendment is on the rise. The Rights Retained by the People brings together in one volume the critical writings on the Ninth Amendment, from the first published article (1936) to several important articles

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This anthology of scholarship by distinguished legal academicians on the Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution comes at a time when interest in the Ninth Amendment is on the rise. The Rights Retained by the People brings together in one volume the critical writings on the Ninth Amendment, from the first published article (1936) to several important articles published in the 1980s. This invaluable anthology is an essential addition to constitutional law collections. Contributors: James Madison, Edward S. Corwin, Knowlton H. Kelsey, Bennett B. Patterson, Norman Redlich, Eugene M. Van Loan, III, Randy E. Barnett, John Hart Ely, Raoul Berger, Simeon C.R. McIntosh, Russell L. Caplan, Calvin R. Massey, and Charles L. Black, Jr. Co-published with the Cato Institute.

Editorial Reviews

Chalcedon Report
This book is valuable, not only for its historical content, but as a legal guide.
— Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals
Southern Economic Journal
A treasure for historians, legal scholars, philosophers, and concerned citizens.
— Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals
Booknews
A collection of seminal writings on the history and meaning of the Ninth Amendment, reflecting a diverse cross-section of scholarly opinion. From the Introduction by Randy E. Barnett: "I suggest that the failure to find a 'general right of freedom' in the Constitution is connected to a general inability to understand the Ninth Amendment's declaration that 'the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.'" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Choice
Barnett has once again brought together much of the Ninth Amendment scholarship. This collection is a worthy heir to Volume 1.
— Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780913969373
Publisher:
George Mason University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1991
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.93(d)

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Randy E. Barnett is the Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar and Professor of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law.

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