Looking Backward: Richard Epstein Ponders the 'Progressive Peril'
Michael Allan Wolf
University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, pp. 1233-1253, 2007
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Constitutional History, Progressivism, Richard Epstein, Supreme Court
JEL Classification: K10
Date posted: May 17, 2010