22 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2008 Last revised: 27 Sep 2008
Date Written: September 22, 2008
This is a review of Henry Mark Holzer's The Supreme Court Opinions of Clarence Thomas. I contend that Holzer's book ignores significant debates within the conservative/libertarian community. I describe some of these debates - over the role of natural rights, the proper understanding of federalism, and the meaning of originalism - to determine how Justice Thomas' record compares to a freedom-centered interpretation of the Constitution.
Keywords: Clarence Thomas, Henry Mark Holzer, libertarianism, liberal originalism, natural rights
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Sandefur, Timothy, Clarence Thomas's Jurisprudence Unexplained (September 22, 2008). NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1272053