Constitution Day: 'The Image of Liberty'
21 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2015
Date Written: September 15, 2015
This Constitution Day talk compares the state of constitutional governance today to that of the Roman Empire, as famously discussed by the historian Edward Gibbon, and discusses alternative strategies that might be contemplated by those who believe that current American governance does not conform to the requirements of the historical Constitution.
Keywords: constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, same-sex marriage, separation of powers, legal history
JEL Classification: K10
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