Ninth Annual Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference

This weekend the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism will be holding its Ninth Annual Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference. Over time, this conference has grown. Our aspiration, which I believe we have largely met, has been to bring many of the leading scholars of originalism to San Diego in February to discuss cutting-edge works on originalism. The conference attempts to provide a balance as to important matters concerning originalism, including theoretical papers from both advocates and critics of originalism and papers that interpret constitutional provisions.

This year the papers are as follows:

1.  Jack Balkin (Yale), Arguing about the Constitution: The Topics in Constitutional Construction

Commentator: John Harrison (Virginia)

2.  Justice Thomas Lee (Utah Supreme Court) & James Phillips (Becket), Data-Driven Originalism

Commentator: Stanley Fish (Florida International University)

3.  Thomas Merrill (Columbia), Legitimate Adjudication

Commentator: Michael McConnell (Stanford)

4.  Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn), Diverse Originalism

Commentator: John McGinnis (Northwestern)

5.  Richard Primus (Michigan), Enumerated Powers and the Bank of the United States

Commentator: Randy Barnett (Georgetown)

6.  Eric Segall (Georgia State), Originalism as Faith

Commentator: Christopher Green (Mississippi)

7.  David Upham (Dallas), Taking American Citizenship Seriously and the Recovery of the Fourteenth Amendment

Commentator: Kurt Lash (Richmond)

The Conference will be videotaped and will be put on line in the Spring. For last year’s conference, see here.