Government as Partner Against the Past

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195156287
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199872169 | DOI:
Government as Partner Against the Past

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This chapter juxtaposes the role of government with the “paradox” of freedom. The U.S. government's varying role in regulating issues of employment (in Lochner), sexual relations (rape law, polygamy, sexual harassment), and questions of income tax, assisted suicide, and abortion are discussed.

Keywords: abortion; assisted suicide; employment; freedom; government; income tax; Lochner; polygamy; rape law; sexual harassment

Chapter.  5412 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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