The Recrudescence of Property Rights as the Foremost Principle of Civil Liberties: The First Decade of the Burger Court
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 43, p. 66, 1980
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-159
In an effort to summarize the first decade of the Burger Court, the greatest single distinguishing fact separating this Court from its predecessors revolves around how the Court treats the notion of liberty. While the Burger Court has not drastically departed from the Warren Courts concept of liberty, the focus of liberty rights has shifted from the protection of personal choice to the protection of personal property.
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Keywords: liberty, Burger, WarrenAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 24, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011
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