Below is a link to a video of the panel on “Individual Rights” at the recent NYU Conference on Richard Epstein’s outstanding new book, The Classical Liberal Constitution.

The participants include Daryl Levinson (NYU),Deborah Malamud (NYU), Steven Menashi (NYU fellow), Tom Merrill (Columbia), and me. My talk (beginning at around the 30 minute point), explores the tension between originalism and economic theory in Epstein’s work.

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter."