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.
One of the reasons I'm drawn to civil libertarianism as opposed to communitarianism is that I don't worry so much about the rights of the majority; a majority is quite capable of enforcing and protecting its own rights.
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.
s newfound civil libertarianism isn't even skin deep.
The recent focus within the scholarly left on issues of race, class, and gender has generated frontal attacks upon Chafee's brand of civil libertarianism.
Mark Graber has addressed this general critique of modern civil libertarianism specifically to Zechariah Chafee, Jr.