As Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempts to get Brexit across the finish line, many MPs are complaining that he’s violating constitutional norms. In this episode, Richard Epstein considers those criticisms; weighs the cases for and against a departure from the EU; explains how the European Union overshot the legitimate goals of continental integration; and describes how Britain’s “unwritten constitution,” far from being an English aberration, actually has echoes in the American system.

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  1. LibertyDefender Member

    I state with sincere affection: what a basket case Professor Epstein has become. 

    The anti-Brexiteers predicted gloom and doom and dire economic consequences of the mere decision to leave the EU in the future, much less actually leave. Those dire predictions have clearly proven false.

    The Libertarian himself couldn’t argue simply for self-determination and say “heck yes, the Brits should leave, they never should have joined. “

    There are many reasons that the first vote wasn’t the say, 60% majority that Professor Epstein suggests should have been required, including the following:

    * The British are entirely unfamiliar with national voting; and
    * The anti-Brexit politicians and their media accomplices were shockingly dishonest in their campaigning.

    John Yoo, when asked by Peter Robinson what a Supreme Court comprised of 9 Richard Epsteins would look like, responded “I don’t know, but every decision would be 5-4.”

    I don’t see how such a court could ever tally in whole numbers.

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    • September 5, 2019, at 4:14 PM PDT
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