The Constitution in Contemporary American Politics – A Panel Discussion
James Madison Program Constitution Day Event
Kathleen A. Brady, James Madison Program 2011-12 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life, Professor of Law, Villanova University; Matthew J. Franck, Director, William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution, Witherspoon Institute; Kenneth P. Miller, James 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. George, McCormick 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.
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