by Jim Thompson
ACS is saddened by the death of Doug Kendall, founder and president of the Constitution Accountability Center. A press release from the Constitutional Accountability Center remembers Kendall’s life and visionary career.
The Associated Press notes that Kendall started the Constitutional Accountability Center to “provide a counterweight to conservative interpretations of the Constitution and the history behind it.”
Jack Balkin at Balkinization says that “in an era when conservative originalists claimed a monopoly on constitutional fidelity, Doug Kendall spoke confidently and eloquently for a progressive constitutional faith…We are all in his debt.”
In The Washington Post, Randy Barnett calls Kendall “a true gentleman who loved the Constitution” and “a force to be reckoned with.”
ACS President Caroline Fredrickson lauded Kendall as a brilliant and elquent advocate for the progressive values and principles of the Constitution. See her statement on the passing of Kendall here.