Timothy Sandefur’s insightful new book documents a vital, forgotten truth: our Constitution was written to secure liberty, not to empower democracy.
From Barack Obama (Harvard and Chicago) to Bill and Hillary Clinton (Yale), many of our current national leaders emerged from the rarefied air of the nation’s top law schools. The ideas taught there in one generation often shape national policy in the next.
Examines the history of the liberty of contract and shows how this right has been continuously diminished by court decisions and by our country’s growing regulatory and welfare state.
An active judiciary is a key element in our government that ensures that limits are placed on executive and legislative action, constitutional rights are protected, and unelected bureaucrats are kept in check.
This book takes a penetrating look into the premises and consequences of the long crusade against big money in politics.
Examines over-criminalization in an age of corporate scandals
No-Knock Raids — A special report on the militarization of law enforcement and the dramatic rise in the use of paramilitary police units for routine police work.
Details a pattern with the Bush administration of a “ceaseless push for power, unchecked by either the courts or Congress.”
How the New Deal still shapes the Supreme Court’s decisions.
Real-life stories and solid legal analysis combine to show why property rights are the “cornerstone of liberty,” how they are protected in the U.S. Constitution, and how the Supreme Court’s Kelo v. New London case has impacted them.