By Helen J. Knowles

On the ideological heart of the preferrred court docket sits Anthony M. Kennedy, whose pivotal function at the Rehnquist courtroom is barely anticipated to develop in significance now that he's the lone "swing Justice" at the Roberts courtroom. The Ties is going to Freedom is the 1st book-length research of Kennedy, and it demanding situations the normal knowledge that his jurisprudence is inconsistent and incoherent.

Using the hot-button problems with privateness rights, race, and loose speech, this ebook demonstrates how Kennedy forcefully articulates a libertarian constitutional imaginative and prescient. The Tie is going to Freedom fills major voids―one reading the jurisprudence of the fellow on the ideological heart of the ideal courtroom, the opposite demonstrating the compatibility of an expansive judicial position with libertarian political idea.

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