The Constitution in Contemporary American Politics – A Panel Discussion

James Madison Program Constitution Day Event

September 16, 2011
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Kathleen A. Brady, James Madison Program 2011-12 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life, Professor of Law, Villanova UniversityMatthew J. Franck, Director, William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution, Witherspoon Institute; Kenneth P. MillerJames Madison Program 2011-12 Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow, Associate Professor of Government and Associate Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, Claremont McKenna College; Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

Reference to the Constitution and its relevance to state and national politics has become an increasingly prominent feature of public discourse in the last two years. Policy debates over significant issues such as the War on Terror, health care reform, and the definition of marriage are being conducted in the shadow of profound constitutional debates concerning the relationship between governmental power and individual liberty, the separation of powers, and federalism.


The Constitution in Contemporary American Politics – A Panel Discussion


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Cosponsored by:

  • The Program in American Studies

Funded by:

The Bouton Law Lecture Fund