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Book Review

Publication Date

Spring 2013




University of Minnesota




Lawrence B. Solum and Robert W. Bennett's excellent book, Constitutional Originalism: A Debate, calls to mind a famous book in political philosophy, J.J.C. Smart and Bernard Williams's Utilitarianism: For and Against.' Both works pair two spirited yet fair-minded scholars in a constructive debate between two competing views prevalent in their fields. Originalism has a reasonable, programmatic, and inclusive proponent in Solum, and living constitutionalism has a capable, pragmatic, and effective champion in Bennett.


This is a book review written by James Fleming, regarding CONSTITUTIONAL ORIGINALISM: A DEBATE. Lawrence B. Solum and Robert W. Bennett. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2011. Pp. ix + 210. $29.95 (Cloth).

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