Martin Shapiro

Professor Martin Shapiro on the Intersection of Law and Politics

Martin Shapiro interviewed on KWGS-FM, March 14, 2012

“There wasn’t much controversy in the early history of the republic because the court didn’t do civil rights or civil liberties review until, really, the 1920’s. And what it did up until at least the First World War was largely to favor national economic interests over local interests. And that’s what the United States was for. We had one big country because we wanted one big market, all the advantages of a huge free trade zone.”