Monday, April 19, 2010

Balkin @ Princeton

If I have time on Wed. maybe I can fit this into my very busy schedule.

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Jack Balkin, creator of the well-known blog Balkinization (http://balkin.blogspot.com/), will speak on “Fidelity and Flux: How We Build Our Constitution” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

The lecture, to be deliverd as the Sixth Annual Donald S. Bernstein '75 Lecture, is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs.

“When we interpret the U.S. Constitution, the opposition between originalism and living constitutionalism is a false dichotomy; understanding why the best versions of these positions are compatible helps us understand how legitimate constitutional change occurs over time,” said Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. “Constitutional fidelity is grounded on faith: faith in the constitutional project, and faith that the constitutional system as a whole is worthy of our respect or will come to be so over time, even if important aspects today are imperfect and unjust. Interpretive fidelity requires faith in the redeemability of the Constitution over time.”

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9 comments:

Tom Van Dyke said...

Disgusting.

Naum said...

@tom van dyke

Wow, a totally unprofessional and over-the-top title for a shallow reading of Balkan.

Jonathan Rowe said...

They are friends.

Thanks to Jack Balkin, Shari Diamond, Peter DiCola, Eugene Kontorovich, Martha Nussbaum, Jim Pfander, and Steven D. Smith for helpful comments on an earlier draft.

Tom Van Dyke said...

Yes, there's no replacement for actually reading the piece.

Angie Van De Merwe said...

The conference does sound fascinating.
If there is any way to post some of the sessions, then that would be very appreciated!

Pinky said...

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Hmmmmm
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