2009 ACS National Convention Podcasts/Interviews: Yale Law School Profs. Balkin, Siegel on 'The Constitution In 2020'

July 14, 2009
Yale Law School Professors Jack M. Balkin and Reva B. Siegel talked with ACSblog at the 2009 ACS National Convention about the recent book they edited, The Constitution In 2020. Balkin and Siegel also participated in a panel discussion today at the National Press Club about the book. Video of that event will be available soon on the ACS Web site. In his interview with ACSblog, Balkin said the big ideas of the book are: "First, we should be faithful to the text of the Constitution, its text, its underlying principles, second we should understand that the Constitution is a democratic instrument and that we believe in democratic constitutionalism, and the third is that the Constitution is a work in progress, something that we work toward to make better, something that we work toward to redeem in history."

Siegel, a deputy dean and professor at Yale Law School, talked with ACSblog about the ideas that helped spur creation of The Constitution In 2020. Watch the interviews with Balkin and Siegel, or download video podcasts of them here. For more information about The Constitution In 2020 and to join an online discussion about the book visit a blog of the same name here.