Christopher Tiedeman (1857-1903) was a conservative American legal scholar who was part of the group known as the “laisser-faire constitutionalists” who defended a natural rights “hands off” approach to interpreting the American constitution. He was Dean of the University of Buffalo Law School 1902-03.
Weston is Professor Emeritus of History at Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York and served also as a member of the Ph.D. Faculty of CUNY. She is an American Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has served on the National Screening Committee for the Fulbright-Hays Program and as a reader for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) was a strong advocate of the theory of the divine right of kings in the 17th century. His book Patriarcha provoked John Locke into penning a critique.