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10 Oct 2010, 9:24 am by Eugene Volokh
(Eugene Volokh) I’m delighted to report that Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation will be guest-blogging this coming week about his new book, The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Liberty And The Law, which was just published by the Cato Institute. [read post]
17 Oct 2010, 1:04 pm by David Kopel
And of course I commend Eugene for inviting him to guest-blog for VC. [read post]
15 Oct 2010, 5:39 pm by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) Thank you to The Volokh Conspiracy for allowing me to guest blog this week about economic liberty and the law. [read post]
15 Jan 2014, 5:20 pm by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) The Slaughter-House Cases was a shocking reactionary retreat from what had been accomplished with the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. [read post]
14 Oct 2010, 12:55 pm by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida has issued a decision refusing to dismiss the constitutional challenge to the Obama Administration’s health care legislation. [read post]
14 Oct 2010, 3:32 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) I’m currently working on a case in why my clients were forced to give up their right to vote in exchange for a building permit. [read post]
12 Oct 2010, 7:36 pm by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) Libertarians and conservatives often accuse the Supreme Court of dramatically shifting constitutional law in the famous “Switch in Time,” as the result of political pressure brought by President Franklin Roosevelt. [read post]
11 Oct 2010, 11:08 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) Commenter rpt asks “Have you studied motor vehicle dealer restrictions?” [read post]
13 Oct 2010, 11:40 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) A commenter asked whether illegal immigrants have the right to earn a living. [read post]
19 Jan 2014, 4:42 pm by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) My thanks again to the VC for lending me the podium this week to talk about The Conscience of The Constitution. [read post]
11 Oct 2010, 2:00 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) Occupational licensing laws aren’t the only realm in which government deprives us of the freedom of economic choice simply to serve private interest groups. [read post]
14 Oct 2010, 8:34 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) Intrusive business regulations have a disproportionately negative impact on the poor and members of minority groups, who lack the political influence that whereby wealthy corporations and politically well-connected people are able to obtain special government favors. [read post]
15 Oct 2010, 8:37 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) There’s a surprising amount of great poetry about economic liberty; perhaps the most famous is Shylock’s comment in The Merchant of Venice, when Antonio recommends that the state confiscate Shylock’s property: “Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that: / You take my house when you do take the prop / That doth sustain my house; you take my life / When you do take the means whereby I live.” [read post]
12 Oct 2010, 7:00 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) One of the most common ways government violates the right to make a living is through rules that prohibit businesses from charging low prices. [read post]
13 Oct 2010, 12:00 pm by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) When talking about “substantive due process,” as I’ve been doing, one must address a number of myths about that theory that, sadly, are so common that many law students are never even taught what the theory even means. [read post]
13 Jan 2014, 7:26 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) It’s great to be back guest-blogging at The Volokh Conspiracy. [read post]
16 Jan 2014, 6:00 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) The clash between the classical liberalism of the Constitution—which holds that individual rights are primary, and democracy is secondary, and limited by individual rights—and the “wolf’s view” of politics—which holds the power of the majority as primary, and sees rights as privileges given to the individual by the majority—persisted into the twentieth century. [read post]
19 Jan 2014, 4:33 pm by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) I mentioned in a previous post that Progressivism has a curious definition of “democracy” that largely takes the form of unaccountable administrative agencies wielding enormous power to regulate people’s behavior. [read post]
14 Jan 2014, 4:27 am by Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging
(Timothy Sandefur, guest-blogging) Prof. [read post]