The Constitution in 2020 in the News

July 14, 2009

On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, the American Constitution Society hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club about The Constitution in 2020, moderated by Reva Siegel and Jack Balkin, and featuring former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger and Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School). It was a wide ranging conversation exploring one of the key themes of the book, the idea of democratic constitutionalism.

July 6, 2009

Here is a podcast in mp3 format of Krys Boyd's interview with Jack Balkin on KERA in Dallas (serving North Texas), discussing constitutional interpretation and The Constitution in 2020.

 

June 20, 2009

Ari Shapiro's NPR story on The Constitution in 2020 has several quotes from Reva Siegel and Jack Balkin on the emerging liberal vision of the Constitution.

June 20, 2009

Here is the panel discussion at last week's American Constitution Society Convention on The Constitution in 2020, moderated by Reva Siegel and Jack Balkin, and featuring William Forbath (Texas), Rachel Moran (Berkeley/Irvine), Dean Larry Kramer (Stanford) and Vicki Jackson (Georgetown). It was an interesting discussion of progressive visions of the Constitution, with an emphasis on the themes of constitutional fidelity to text and principle, the role of social movements and the political branches in constitutional interpretation, and the need to redeem the Constitution in our own time.

June 20, 2009

The American Constitution Society asked Jack Balkin and Reva Siegel to talk about the big themes of The Constitution in 2020. You can watch their answers here.

May 26, 2009

Jeffrey Rosen has an article about the new liberal constitutionalism in today's New York Times Magazine.

May 26, 2009

This Wall Street Journal article by Jeff Bravin discusses the resurgence of progressive ideas about the Constitution