The Normative Constitution: Essays for the Third Century

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Richard Kent Sherlock, Richard Sherlock, Kent E. Robson, Charles Wayne Johnson
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 1995 - Law - 154 pages
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In what sense is the U.S. Constitution binding on contemporary and future generations of Americans? This question was at stake in the fights over the nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court and in the extensive debate over 'original intent' carried on by Attorney General Edwin Meese and Chief Justice William Rehnquist, among others. This collection brings together ten leading philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists representing a spectrum of opinions.
  

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Contents

The Founders Liberal Arts
1
Neutral Principles and Some First Amendment Problems
15
Tocqueville and the Future of the American Constitution
45
Foreign Policy and the Rule of Law
59
Religious Liberty in the Welfare State Richard Epstein University of Chicago
77
Moral Rights and the Constitution Joel Feinberg University of Arizona
99
Can Welfare Rights Be Found in the Constitution?
135
Cases Cited
145
Index
147
About the Contributors
153
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Richard Sherlock, Kent E. Robson and Charles W. Johnson are Professors of Philosophy and Liberal Arts at Utah State University.

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