The updated and expanded edition of my book Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty, published by Princeton University Press, is now for sale on Amazon.com for $18.65. The new edition features a 60-page Afterword on “Things I have Learned Since the First Edition,” which is quite a lot. Here are the topic headings of the new Afterword:
- Individual Popular Sovereignty and Presumed Consent
- Did the Constitution Protect Economic Liberty?
- How Judges Can Protect the Rights Retained by the People Without Identifying Them
- The Empirical Nature of the New Originalism
- The Gravitational Force of Originalism
- A “Constitution in Exile” Movement?
- Does This Book Offer a “Libertarian” Interpretation of the Constitution?
But wait, there’s more: an Appendix with a revised version of the “Bill of Federalism” amendments I proposed in 2009. (For example, the Repeal Amendment now empowers a majority of states with a majority of the population to repeal any federal law or regulation, rather than the original proposed 2/3 of states.)
For those readers who are in DC, next week on Friday morning at 11am, I will be signing books at the Federalist Society Annual Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel. You can buy your copy there, or bring yours along.