Symposium on Economic Liberties & State Constitutions
In April 2015, the Institute for Justice joined with the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty to host a symposium exploring how state constitutions protected economic liberty. This event brought together scholars and practitioners to discuss and debate the role of state constitutions in economic liberty litigation. The Hon. Robert S. Smith of the New York Court of Appeals gave the keynote address.
The first panel explored the historical roots of the protection and regulation of economic liberties. Professor Steven Menashi moderated the discussion between Professor James W. Ely, Jr. and Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez.
The second panel explored the modern application of state constitutions to economic liberties. IJ attorney Justin Pearson moderated the discussion between Professors Steven G. Calabresi and Richard A. Epstein.
papers generated by this event
Hon. Robert S. Smith, Symposium on Economic Liberties and State Constitutions: Keynote Address.
James W. Ely Jr., “the Sacredness of Private Property:” State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War.
Daniel B. Rodriguez, The Inscrutable (Yet Irrepressible) State Police Power.
Steven G. Calabresi et. al., The U.S. and the State Constitutions: An Unnoticed Dialogue.
Richard A. Epstein, The Double-Edged Sword of State Constitutional Law.