Originalism: A Quarter-Century of Debate

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Steven G. Calabresi
Simon and Schuster, Aug 21, 2007 - Political Science - 360 pages
What did the Constitution mean at the time it was adopted? How should we interpret today the words used by the Founding Fathers? In ORIGINALISM: A QUARTER-CENTURY OF DEBATE, these questions are explained and dissected by the very people who continue to shape the legal structure of our country.This is a lively and fascinating discussion of an issue that has occupied the greatest legal minds in America, and one that continues to elicit strong reactions from both those who support and those who oppose the rule of law. Steven G. Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society and professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, has compiled an impressive collection of speeches, panel discussions, and debates from some of the greatest and most prominent legal experts of the last twenty-five years.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Forward
43
First chapter
47
Notes
341
Index
355
Back cover
361
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STEVEN G. CALABRESI is a co-founder of the Federalist Society, chairman of the Society's Board of Directors, and professor of law at Northwestern University. His published work has appeared in all the major law reviews and addresses such subjects as presidential powers, federalism, the separation of powers, federal jurisdiction, and comparative constitutional law. Professor Calabresi lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife Mimi and their four children.

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