Toleration and the Constitution

Judith L. Hudson, David A. J. Richards
1987 Michigan law review  
A.J. Richards 1 ambitiously attempts to synthesize diverse ideas of modem thought into a new concept of constitutional interpretation. Richards tackles political and legal theory, history, psychology, sociology, and even literary theory in this book; his results, while certainly thoughtprovoking, are often less than coherent. These various disciplines, according to Richards, share the common themes of toleration and the "right to conscience," themes which explain and clarify the political
more » ... the political values that underlie the Constitution. Part I of this four-part book surveys a variety of legal and political theories put forward by
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