October 25, 2018

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law


When we think of constitutional law, we usually think about United States Supreme Court and federal appellate court decisions interpreting the United States Constitution. But all 50 states have their own state constitutions. These state constitutions often provide substantive protections of individual liberties that differ from or even exceed the protections in the United States Constitution. Please join the Stanford Federalist Society as we welcome Sixth Circuit Judge Jeff Sutton and California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu to discuss the role of states in the American Constitutional design. Professor Pam Karlan will moderate.