The Rights Retained by the People: The Ninth Amendment and Constitutional Interpretation

Randy E. Barnett


The Rights Retained by the People: The Ninth Amendment and Constitutional Interpretation

The Rights Retained by the People: The Ninth Amendment and Constitutional Interpretation

  • Title: The Rights Retained by the People: The Ninth Amendment and Constitutional Interpretation
  • Author: Randy E. Barnett
  • ISBN: 9780913969441
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover



A collection of seminal writings on the history and meaning of the Ninth Amendment, reflecting a diverse cross section of scholarly opinion From the Introduction by Randy E Barnett I suggest that the failure to find a general right of freedom in the Constitution is connected to a general inabi


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I loved this book every bit as much as the first volume. The book has some great point-counterpoint arguments. Most of these arguments are by law professors. I argued against each argument pro and con as I read. It was great fun. I often lost. Since I myself have no axe to grind or point to prove, I found myself altering what I thought my views were. Then I found myself altering those views again. This is a great way to learn if you are open to it. Perhaps the most interesting part of many of th [...]

This book considers our forefather's classical liberal concept of liberty from a solid philosophical basis and also considers the conservative/neo-conservative disparagement of its value.In lobbying for the Bill of Rights and specifically the 9th amendment, James Madison (who authored the amendment) makes the assertion that government is not the primary enemy of human and civil rights but rather it is democracy itself that we must guard against. Prior to the formation of any government, the majo [...]


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