Freedom of Contract
Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
August 19, 2008
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-51
This essay provides a concise overview of the history of the constitutional status of freedom of contract in the United States, with particular attention to the rise and fall of the "liberty of contract" doctrine in the early 20th century.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Allgeier, contract clause, Fourteenth Amendment, Frisbie, government regulation, interference interpretation, New Deal, Ogden v. Saunders, police power regulation, Slaughterhouse cases, Supreme Court
JEL Classification: K12
Date posted: August 20, 2008
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