The Classical Liberal Constitution: Panel I, Structure


Panelists respond to Richard Epstein's take on Constituitonal Structure. The panelists focused on separation of powers, and the protections this structure provides for liberty.  But there were questions raised about whether or not the constitution needs an update (every 19 years), because of the rise of modern politics. Checks and balances do not work the same way as they once did, due to the rise of party politics. 

Overall, a reasoned discussion but Professor Michael Greve raised perhaps the most eyebrows and a screetch from Richard Epstein by providing an endorsement, albeit tepid, of Wickard v. Filburn.  In doing so, Greve jokingly stated he was part of the "socialist faction of the George Mason Law faculty, while Ilya Somin is the median voter."

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