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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : The politics of original intention The Constitution and the scholarly tradition : recovering the founders' constitution Nature and the language of law : Thomas Hobbes and the foundations of modern constitutionalism Language, law, and liberty : John Locke and the structures of modern constitutionalism The limits of natural law : modern constitutionalism and the science of interpretation The greatest improvement on political institutions : natural rights, the intentions of the people, and written constitutions Chains of the Constitution : Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the "political metaphysics" of strict construction The most sacred rule of interpretation : John Marshall, originalism, and the limits of judicial power The same yesterday, today, and forever : Joseph Story and the permanence of constitutional meaning Epilogue: The moral foundations of originalism.
KF4550 .M33 2010
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.