Larry Salzman's Articles
Politics & Rights, Reviews
Review: The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement, by Steven M. Teles
Larry Salzman May 20, 2008
Larry Salzman reviews The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law, by Steven M. Teles.
Economics, Politics & Rights, Reviews
Property and Principle: A Review Essay on Bernard H. Siegan’s Economic Liberties and the Constitution
Larry Salzman November 20, 2006
Analyzes Bernard H. Siegan’s Economic Liberties and the Constitution, showing the first edition of the book (not the second edition) to be a valuable source for those seeking to understand how legal protections for property rights in America were gradually lost. Salzman also shows that, although Economic Liberties has certain virtues and is one of the best scholarly books on the subject, it fails to provide a proper philosophical grounding of property rights, and thus cannot stand on its own in defense thereof.
Politics & Rights
Condemn the Power of Eminent Domain
Larry Salzman October 18, 2006
Last years' United States Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. New London, which refused to prohibit local governments from using eminent domain to promote private economic development, has spawned a massive popular and legislative response at the state level. A comprehensive list of legislation pending, passed, or dead is available…
Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Welcome, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Larry Salzman May 18, 2006
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is among the most courageous women (and incidentally among the most beautiful) in the world today. She sought asylum in the Netherlands in 1992 as an escape from an arranged marriage brokered in her native Somalia. When established in Holland she was shocked to find the same…
Politics & Rights
A Victory for 'Abstract Concepts of Personal Autonomy'
Larry Salzman May 13, 2006
About a week ago the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit told a lower court that it was wrong to dismiss out of hand and must reconsider a claim "whether the Due Process Clause [of the U.S. Constitution] protects the right of terminally ill patients to decide,…