civil libertarian

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a libertarian who is actively concerned with the protection of civil liberties

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And while by the 1930s the Court's liberty of contract decisions were very unpopular, its tentative forays into civil libertarianism .
Part I of this Article discusses Brandeis's many deviations from civil libertarianism as it came to be understood in the post-New Deal period.
This reversal of means and ends, he wrote, "not only sought to diminish differences among Americans in general" but also stripped civil libertarianism of the principles that distinguished it from pragmatic politics.