Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Constitution Day Lecture

Constitution Day Lecture

Past Speakers

A Republic, If We Can Keep It: A Constitution Day Conversation with Jim Jordan

September 17, 2020

Justice Patrick F. Fischer

Close Encounters of a Judicial Kind: The Sometimes Alien World of State Judges and State Constitutional Law
September 17, 2019

Chad Readler

Justice and the Constitution
September 15, 2017

Stephen Knott

The Founders' Presidency vs. the Progressive Presidency
September 16, 2016

Gordon Lloyd

Madison's Republic
September 17, 2015

Peter Schramm

The Constitutional Character of Benjamin Franklin
September 17, 2013

Maureen O'Connor

September 17, 2012

Christopher Burkett

Rediscovering James Madison as Father of the Constitution
September 16, 2011

Robert Alt

Rediscovering the Tenth Amendment
September 16, 2010

Colleen Sheehan

James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government
September 18, 2009

Jeffrey Sikkenga

Constitutional Reverence?
September 17, 2008

Edith Jones

September 13, 2007

Todd Gaziano

Can the Separation of Powers Survive the Age of Muddled Thinking?
September 18, 2006

Alice M. Batchelder

The Judiciary: having
September 16, 2005

Hadley Arkes

On a Way of Reading Old Cases
September 17, 2004

Thomas Moyer

Judicial Review: Safeguard of Life, Liberty and Happiness
September 17, 2003

William B. Allen

Founding Habits
September 17, 2002

Bradley A. Smith

Constitutional Values and Constitutional Interpretations
September 17, 2001

David F. Forte

What Does the Court Owe the Founders?
September 15, 2000

Robert E. Henderson

September 17, 1999