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Constitutional Law,

Aug. 2, 2014

The Classical Liberal Constitution

Erwin Chemerinsky is impressed and disturbed by Richard Epstein's The Classic Liberal Constitution.

Richard A. Epstein's new book is the culmination of decades of his writings on constitutional law. Much of it - such as his chapters on the commerce power and the takings clause - will be familiar to those who know his scholarship. But The Classical Liberal Constitution is impressive in its overall scope. In 583 densely packed pages (not including notes), Professor Epstein describes his view of the proper way to interpret much of the Constitution. Few will a...

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