Clarence Thomas's Jurisprudence Unexplained
September 22, 2008
NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Forthcoming
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Clarence Thomas, Henry Mark Holzer, libertarianism, liberal originalism, natural rights
Date posted: September 23, 2008 ; Last revised: September 27, 2008