Celebrating a Dead Letter or a Living Document?

Title

Celebrating a Dead Letter or a Living Document?

Authors

Barry W. Lynn

Files

Description

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.

Publication Date

9-6-2016

Keywords

Constitution of the United States, originalism, civil rights, law

Disciplines

Constitutional Law

Celebrating a Dead Letter or a Living Document?
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