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October 04, 2016

Special event to explore the impact of the "originalism revolution"

Thirty years ago this month, then Attorney General Ed Meese gave a speech titled "The Law of the Constitution." It was one of three he gave that ignited a "great debate" over legitimate and illegitimate methods of constitutional interpretation. From 1789 to the 1930s, interpreting the U.S. Constitution according to its original meaning was the ...