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.