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.
The Constitution in 2020 in the News
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Rosen has an article about the new liberal constitutionalism in today's New York Times Magazine.
This Wall Street Journal article by Jeff Bravin discusses the resurgence of progressive ideas about the Constitution