At our recent Bill of Rights Day Book Festival, we looked at the legacy of one Supreme Court Justice and the 1964 case that protected the press and aided the Civil Rights movement.
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John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.) Award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals how John Marshall emerged from the Revolutionary War’s bloodiest battlefields to become one of the nation’s most important Founding Fathers. As the longest-serving Chief Justice in American history, Marshall transformed the Supreme Court from an irrelevant appeals court into the […]
The Conscience of the Constitution: Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? Join constitutional scholars Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt for a conversation exploring this compelling question— the basis for Sandefur’s most recent book The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty. Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen moderates. Watch live beginning at 1:15 ET:
Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of the Left and Right (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) Perhaps to better understand Washington’s intractable partisan gridlock, we can look to its roots. We ask Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin and the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to explore the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented […]
Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic, and the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen talk about the publication’s 100-year anniversary and a recently released book on its fascinating history.