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01/12/2012

New Website and Blog from the Liberty Fund
Michael Ramsey

The Liberty Fund is sponsoring a new website, Library of Law and Liberty, which features a blog called Liberty Law Blog.  Although not specifically an originalist enterprise, it should be a good source of originalist commentary, especially since one of the principal bloggers will be my co-blogger here at the Originalism Blog, Mike Rappaport.  (The other will be the great libertarian legal scholar Michael Greve).

Here is a description, from Richard Reinsch of the the Liberty Fund:

The site's focus is on the content, status, and development of law in republican and limited government and the ways that liberty and law and law and liberty mutually reinforce the other. This site brings together serious debate, commentary, essays, book reviews, interviews, and educational material in a commitment to the first principles of law in a free society. Law and Liberty considers a range of foundational and contemporary legal issues, legal and political philosophy, and pedagogy.

Below are the site's features:

The site's Liberty Law Blog will feature Michael Greve, the John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Michael Rappaport of the University of San Diego School of Law. In addition, the blog will feature posts from other guest bloggers.

Liberty Forum is a platform for debating the legal and philosophical principles that inform and govern a free government and a free people. Recognizing that there is no shortage of online venues for evaluating legal questions, Liberty Forum's distinction rests in its examination of the basic principles of a constitutional republican order and its focus on the elements of freedom that must exist in a society dedicated to liberty and responsibility. The first installment features Philip Hamburger on Judicial Office and Law and Liberty's Mike Rappaport on rethinking the Article V Convention.

Liberty Law Talk will feature conversations with leading experts in areas of law and political philosophy. Currently available are discussions with Walter Olson on his new book Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America, George Nash on Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, and Law and Liberty's Michael Greve on his upcoming work The Upside-Down Constitution.

Law and Liberty will also review important new books in the law. Currently available are reviews of Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic, Founding Federalist: The Life of Oliver Ellsworth, and A Concise History of the Common Law.

Finally, the site will highlight Liberty Fund's publishing efforts in law, political philosophy, and history.

Congratulations to the Liberty Fund and Mike Rappaport on the new project.