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The Real Magna Carta Ep. 58

In this scholarly episode of the Liberty Weekly Podcast, I compare Lysander Spooner’s interpretation of the Magna Carta to the modern mainstream interpretation as told by leading British legal historian Ann Lyon.

This is the second entry covering Lysander Spooner’s essay “Trial By Jury.” Listen to the first installment here: Jury Nullification Ep. 56

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Show Notes:

Lysander Spooner “Trial by Jury” Full Text

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Lysander Spooner on Jury Nullification Ep. 56

It’s been too long since I’ve done a solo episode. For this one, I hop on the mic for the first installment in a new series focusing on trial by jury. Using Lysander Spooner’s “Trial by Jury” as a framework, this series will explore the simple fact that juries have the ancient right to judge both the facts and the justice of the laws. This first episode introduces the fundamental importance of that fact.

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Lysander Spooner “Trial by Jury” Full Text

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Liberty Weekly and the Constitution of No Authority Ep. 28

In the Constitution of No Authority, Lysander Spooner obliterates the idea that the drafters of the Constitution and the people they represented had the authority or ability to bind their posterity to the government they created. In this episode, host Patrick MacFarlane further develops Spooner’s points by dissecting the disconnect between legal arrangements in the private sphere and legal arrangements in the political sphere.

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Intro Audio

Full Text: The Constitution of No Authority

Murray Rothbard on The Constitution of No Authority

Black’s Law Dictionary: “Constitution”

Elliot’s Debates

Lysander Spooner Biography

“The Real Lincoln” by Thomas DiLorenzo (Amazon Affiliate Link)

“Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men” by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Contracts in a Nutshell (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Tom Woods Ep, 931 Political Representation: Another Bogus Government Concept

The Man Behind The Beard: Lysander Spooner Ep. 27

Lauded in the mainstream mainly for his abolitionist work, Lysander Spooner is a titanic figure in the history of libertarian and voluntaryist thought. As a pilot episode for a more scholarly and fact-laden podcast, host Pat MacFarlane begins by offering a short biography of the man behind the beard.

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Show Notes:

The Collected Works of Lysander Spooner, by Charles Shively, © 1971 by M&S Press.

www.lysanderspooner.org

The Corbett Report: Lysander Spooner