Although the Bill of Rights has existed for two hundred years, the last half century has seen dramatic changes in its meaning and scope. The essays collected in this volume represent the full range of views and interpretations of what these first ten amendments to the U. S. Constitution mean today as guarantors of individual rights.
The contributors to this volume are among the most prominent constitutional scholars in the country. Most of the essays are grouped in pairs, each of which offers conflicting positions on current constitutional controversies, including property rights, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, levels of generality in constitutional interpreation, and unemumerated rights.
The contributors are: Bruce Ackerman, Mary E. Becker, Ronald Dworkin, Frank H. Easterbrook, Richard A. Epstein, Charles Fried, Mary Ann Glendon, Philip B. Kurland, Frank J. Michaelman, Michael W. McConnell, Richard A. Posner, Kathleen M. Sullivan, John Paul Stevens, David A. Strauss, and Cass R. Sunstein.
"A thoughtful and well coordinated set of exchanges between leading modern constitutional theorists about the most significant issues related to the Bill of Rights and the Welfare State. These issues are debated through penetrating essays by opposing theorists who get to the heart of these issues and provide significant answers to their debate opponents' points."--Thomas R. Van Dervort, "Southeastern Political Review"
|To P.B.K. for Four Decades Gerhard Casper The Bill of Rights in the Welfare State: A Bicentennial Symposium|
|The True Wisdom of the Bill of Rights|
|The Bill of Rights: A Century of Progress|
|Property and the Politics of Distrust|
|Property, Speech, and the Politics of Distrust|
|Religious Participation in Public Programs|
|Religious Freedom at a Crossroads|
|Religion and Liberal Democracy|
|Speech in the Welfare State|
|The New First Amendment Jurisprudence: A Threat to Liberty|
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Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 15th October 1992
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 18.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.218