Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Looking Backward: Richard Epstein Ponders the 'Progressive Peril'

22 Pages Posted: 17 May 2010  

Michael Allan Wolf

University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In "How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution," Richard Epstein bemoans the growth of a dominant big government. How Progressives should receive a warm reception from the audience, lawyers and laypeople alike, who view the New Deal as a mistake of epic proportions. For the rest of us, significant gaps will still remain between, on the one hard, our understanding of the nation’s past and of the complex nature of constitutional lawmaking and, on the other, Epstein’s version of the nature of twentieth-century reform and Progressive jurisprudence.

Keywords: Constitutional History, Progressivism, Richard Epstein, Supreme Court

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Wolf, Michael Allan, Looking Backward: Richard Epstein Ponders the 'Progressive Peril' (2007). Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, pp. 1233-1253, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1607856

Michael Allan Wolf (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States
352-273-0934 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/wolf/

Paper statistics

Downloads
34
Abstract Views
358