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The Refracted Constitution: Classical Liberalism And The Lessons Of History, 101 Iowa L. Rev. Online 97 (2016), Samuel R. Olken Jan 2016

The Refracted Constitution: Classical Liberalism And The Lessons Of History, 101 Iowa L. Rev. Online 97 (2016), Samuel R. Olken

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As a prism refracts light, bending its rays in different directions and revealing its many colors, the Constitution also refracts the myriad perceptions of its interpreters. The debate published last fall in the Iowa Law Review between Professors Herbert Hovenkamp and Richard Epstein over whether the Constitution is, in the words of Professor Epstein, “a classical liberal document,” reveals divergent perspectives about the role of history in constitutional interpretation. Professor Epstein, who for much of his career has analyzed constitutional issues through the lens of law and economics, is primarily a legal theorist for whom history provides examples of how ...


William Marshal, Great Knight And Protector Of Magna Carta: The Unknown Founder Of The Right Of Englishmen And Americans!, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1 (2016), Allen Shoenberger Jan 2016

William Marshal, Great Knight And Protector Of Magna Carta: The Unknown Founder Of The Right Of Englishmen And Americans!, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1 (2016), Allen Shoenberger

The John Marshall Law Review

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