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Death Grip: loosening the Law's stranglehold over economic Liberty.

"Slaughter-House is the case academics left and right love to hate, but the Supreme Court refuses to reconsider. This book explains why: returning to anything close to the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment would upset too many judge-made doctrines."

Michael McConnell, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution


"In Death Grip, Clint Bolick masterfully explains why a 100-plus-year-old Supreme Court case provides the context for some of the most important constitutional issues of our day. Combining history and current controversies, along with constitutional theory and real-world litigation experience, Death Grip is an essential read for those interested in all of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution."

Scott Bullock, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice and lead attorney in Kelo v. City of New London

Clint Bolick is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and also serves as the director of the Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation in Phoenix. He has written many books, most recently Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty (2004) and David's Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary (2007).

March 2011, 90 pages

ISBN: 978-0-8179-1314-4 $19.95, cloth

ISBN: 978-0-8179-1316-8 $14.95, epub

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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