Celebrating a Dead Letter or a Living Document?
In this Constitution Day address, Barry W. Lynn '70, the executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State discusses "originalism." “Originalism” in Constitutional interpretation is often characterized as the only legitimate way to understand the Constitution. If that were true, the “Constitution” would be a dead letter by now, unable to protect the rights of Americans in rapidly changing times.
Constitution of the United States, originalism, civil rights, law
Lynn, Barry W. "Celebrating a Dead Letter or a Living Document?" Ensemble video, 01:35:27. September 6, 2016. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/jeJ6pYFZDEKWBehoxIOqsw