February 17, 2022

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Eastern Time

Originalism is Racist?

A panel with Columbia Professor of Law Jamal Greene and legal commentator and writer of the forthcoming book, Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution, Elie Mystal, discussed issues with applying a methodology that came into being in the 1970s as a reaction to the court-confirmed expansion of civil rights to previously Legally unprotected populations, and that seeks to apply the original meaning of a constitution that was written by people that thought of Black Americans as property and of Native Americans as savages.