January 16, 2020
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Eastern Time
Are We All Textualists and Originalists Now?
A discussion with progressive constitutional experts on how prominent textualism and originalism have become in the age of Trump and the Roberts Court. The following experts will speak:
Victoria Nourse, Ralph V. Whitworth Professor in Law
John Mikhail, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Professor of Law
Farah Peterson, Visiting Professor of Law
Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center
The discussion will focus partly on Elena Kagan's recent statement during a Scalia lecture at Harvard Law School that "we are all textualists now" and analyze whether that is a valid statement on key issues like the Emoluments Clause.