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Clarence Thomas's Jurisprudence Unexplained

22 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2008 Last revised: 27 Sep 2008

Timothy Sandefur

Goldwater Institute

Date Written: September 22, 2008

Abstract

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

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Sandefur, Timothy, Clarence Thomas's Jurisprudence Unexplained (September 22, 2008). NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1272053

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