Contrary to Bostan, Robert Bork’s originalism is but one strand—a deeply flawed one—in the conservative legal tradition. Judge Posner’s jurisprudence avoids Bork’s historical misunderstandings, and is consistent with the views of Madison and of contemporary non-“originalist” limited-government legal theorists.

Other Independent Review articles by Andrew R. Rutten
    Fall 2006   Politics in Time
    Fall 2003   The New Economy (Pre)Dux; or, What History Teaches Us about the Wired World
    Summer 2001   Rethinking the New Deal Court
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