How Progressives Rewrote The Constitution

Author: Richard A. Epstein
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This book shows that our modern “constitutional law,” fashioned largely by the New Deal Court in the late 1930s, has its roots in Progressivism, not in our country's founding principles, and how so many of those ideas, however ...

Natural Rights Individualism And Progressivism In American Political Philosophy Volume 29

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A few years later Herbert Croly (18691930), a prominent Progressive theorist,
attributed economic ills to "the peculiar freedom which the American tradition and
organization have granted to the individual.”2 Indeed, most Progressives viewed
skeptically claims of individual rights, which they associated with property rights.
... 3 Richard A. Epstein, How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (Washington,
James W Ely, Ir The Progressive Era Assault Individualism and Property Rights.

The Georgetown Journal Of Law Public Policy

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submit, is the latest stage of the Progressive Era, about which Richard has written
so colorfully and correctly — for the Cato Institute, no less!51 (I should know: I
commissioned and edited the book.) In the 1930s, Progressives essentially
rewrote the Constitution, submitting to the tender mercies of congressional
micromanagement vast areas of life that the Constitution had left to private
ordering. Having largely completed the effort by the late '60s and the Great
Society, they turned their ...

The Madisonian Constitution

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8 (December 1913): 667-95. 144. Warren, "The Progressiveness of the United
States Supreme Court," 294. 145. Warren, "A Bulwark to the State Police Power,"
668. 146. Croly, Progressive Democracy, 368. 147. Epstein, How Progressives
Rewrote the Constitution, 106-7. See Kersch, Constructing Civil Liberties, 147-54
. 148. Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390 (1923), and Pierce v. Society of Sisters,
268 U.S. 510 (1925). Modern defenders of "privacy" would try to rescue these
cases, ...

Symposium Issue

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Its roots are in the Progressive Era, with an emphasis on the statutory ordering of
domains the Constitution had left largely to private ordering, albeit with judicial
oversight under the common law.8° That Progressive vision was finally
constitutionalized by the New Deal Court, which is seen by many today,
erroneously, as having checked the “activism” of the “Old Court.”81 In truth,
however, the New Deal Court opened the floodgates for a surfeit of Progressive
legislation—federal, state, ...

Symposium

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To set the stage ever so briefly, during the first third of the twentieth century,
members of the American left wing — then represented by the Progressive
movement — were outsiders to American constitutional law, looking in.1 Its
intellectual leaders, such as Louis Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter, railed against
the Old Court for its retrograde resistance to modern social legislation, chiefly (but
not exclusively) as it related to big business and the labor markets.2 Their
intellectual and political ...

Guns And Butter

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If not only the means, but the For a discussion of the Progressives' approach to
the Constitution, see Richard A. Epstein, "The Monopolistic Vices of Progressive
Constitutionalism, 2004-2005 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 1 1 (2005); Richard A. Epstein,
How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (2006) (forthcoming). 4 See Arthur
Harrison Cole ed., Industrial and Commercial Correspondence of Alexander
Hamilton 247 (1968). 3 Id. 4 objects are unlimited, the parchment had better be
thrown 65.

Symposium

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E.g., ARKES, supra note 21, at 106-11, 159-62 (questioning sharply the
reputation of Justice Benjamin Cardozo); RICHARD A. EPSTEIN, HOW
PROGRESSIVES REWROTE THE CONSTITUTION 92-93 (2006) (criticizing
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes's reasoning in West Coast Hotel, a
minimum wage case): MICHAEL J. PHILLIPS. THE LOCHNER COURT, MYTH
AND Reality: Substantive Due Process from the 1890s to the 1930s, 99-105, 183-
84 (2001) (casting doubt on the ...

Federal Preemption

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Policy 209 (1998); Richard A. Epstein, How Progressives Rewrote the
Constitution (Washington: Cato, 2006) 19-35. 27. James Madison, The Federalist
10, 47. 28. See Frank Easterbrook, The State of Madison's Vision of the State,
107 Harv. L. Rev. 1328 (1994). 29. Robert Jackson, The Struggle for Judicial
Supremacy: A Study of a Crisis in American Power Politics (New York: Alfred A.
Knopf, 1941) 160. 30. Rice v. Santa Fe Elevator, 331 U.S. 218, 230 (1947) (
citations omitted).