ACS recently released a series of papers from a symposium on "Keeping Faith with the Constitution in Changing Times." The conference invited a number of leading practitioners and academics to address important constitutional issues. For example:
- Robin West, Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, advocates for the legislative branch to take a more active role in constitutional interpretation in Constitutional Fidelity and Democratic Legitimacy.
- Frank I. Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University explains, "People can and do have differing ideas about the necessary properties...of a legitimation-worthy constitution," and sets forth a number of such ideas and their implications for constitutional interpretation in Fidelity and Legitimacy.
The symposium, co-sponsored by ACS and Vanderbilt University Law School, launched a major effort by ACS to affect the way lawyers, policymakers, advocates, and students think and talk about the Constitution. See previous posts discussing other issue briefs from this symposium here, here and here.