The Classical Liberal Constitution

The Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies and
The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
are hosting a book forum

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Classical Liberal Constitution:
The Uncertain Quest for Limited
Government

(Harvard University Press, 2013)

featuring the author
Richard A. Epstein
Professor of Law, New York University Law School,
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor of Law Emeritus and
Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School


with comments by
Jess Bravin
Supreme Court Correspondent, the Wall Street Journal

moderated by
Roger Pilon
Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute


In his latest book, a wide-ranging tome covering vast areas of our law, Richard Epstein mounts a principled attack on modern Supreme Court jurisprudence and much of the legal scholarship that has grown up around it. The major disarray that infects every area of modern American life, he argues, from deficits and debt to health care, financial services, declining standards of living and more, could not have happened under the original constitutional structure, faithfully interpreted in light of changed circumstances. It arose from a profound progressive break with the classical liberal tradition that guided the drafting and interpretation of the Constitution. Please join us for what should be a spirited discussion of these fundamental issues.

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