In 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court upended generations of firearm control laws in the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n v. Bruen. After Bruen, gun laws will be invalidated unless they are "consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition" of firearm regulation. Challenges to countless gun laws are now underway in federal courts. Scholars, litigators, […]
Constitutional Conversation with Professor Stephanie Barclay Is strict scrutiny consistent with originalism? And can strict scrutiny be implemented without involving judicial balancing? Professor Stephanie Barclay will argue yes on both fronts, offering a different conceptual framework for thinking about the protection of constitutional rights in a democracy.
Whether deferring to President Lincoln’s blockade at the start of the Civil War, a state’s suspension of creditors’ remedies during the Great Depression, or President’s Roosevelt’s evacuation and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in the West during World War II, the Supreme Court has regularly permitted the political branches wide discretion to manage national emergencies, […]
Join SLS Professor Michael McConnell and UVA Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui in conversation, moderated by SLS Professor Richard Banks, as they consider the role of history and the original meaning of the Constitution in deciding contested questions of constitutional interpretation with respect to race. Speakers will examine claims about how history does and should bear on […]
4:45-5:00 PM | Dinner 5:00-6:00 PM | Lecture This talk, based on Professor Wurman’s book The Second Founding, will explore the nation's first civil rights struggle that culminated in the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and the surprising meanings of the amendment's guarantees of due process, the equal protection of […]