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Although the Bill of Rights has existed for two hundred years, the last half century has seen dramatic changes in its meaning and scope. The essays collected in this volume represent the full range of views and interpretations of what these first ten amendments to the U. S. Constitution mean today as guarantors of individual rights.
The contributors to this volume are among the most prominent constitutional scholars in the country. Most of the essays are grouped in pairs, each of which offers conflicting positions on current constitutional controversies, including property rights, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, levels of generality in constitutional interpreation, and unemumerated rights.
The contributors are: Bruce Ackerman, Mary E. Becker, Ronald Dworkin, Frank H. Easterbrook, Richard A. Epstein, Charles Fried, Mary Ann Glendon, Philip B. Kurland, Frank J. Michaelman, Michael W. McConnell, Richard A. Posner, Kathleen M. Sullivan, John Paul Stevens, David A. Strauss, and Cass R. Sunstein.
"A thoughtful and well coordinated set of exchanges between leading modern constitutional theorists about the most significant issues related to the Bill of Rights and the Welfare State. These issues are debated through penetrating essays by opposing theorists who get to the heart of these issues and provide significant answers to their debate opponents' points."—Thomas R. Van Dervort, Southeastern Political Review
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
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About the Author
Geoffrey R. Stone is the Harry Kalven, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago.
Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professorat Harvard University. His many books include Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness and Why Nudge?: The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism.
Table of Contents
To P.B.K. for Four Decades
The Bill of Rights in the Welfare State: A Bicentennial Symposium
Geoffrey R. Stone
The True Wisdom of the Bill of Rights
Philip B. Kurland
The Bill of Rights: A Century of Progress
John Paul Stevens
Property and the Politics of Distrust
Property, Speech, and the Politics of Distrust
Richard A. Epstein
Liberties, Fair Values, and Constitutional Method
Frank I. Michelman
Religious Participation in Public Programs
Religious Freedom at a Crossroads
Michael W. McConnell
Religion and Liberal Democracy
Kathleen M. Sullivan
Speech in the Welfare State
The New First Amendment Jurisprudence: A Threat to Liberty