Friday, April 13, 2007

Former AG Meese @ GMU on Apr. 18th

In a 1985 speech delivered to the American Bar Association, Attorney General Meese sparked a dramatic public debate on the question of constitutional interpretation, urging that the Court be guided by a “Jurisprudence of Original Intention.” Attorney General Meese will again take up the issue, reflecting on the 22 years since his original speech, commenting on the current status of constitutional interpretation, and questioning how the Judiciary can return to the principle of federalism.

Reclaiming the Constitution - Originalism Today
April 18 - George Mason Student Chapter
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 5:30 PM



Location:
Levy Atrium
George Mason University School of Law
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201


The George Mason University School of Law Federalist Society

Invites you to a speech by

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III
"Reclaiming the Constitution – Originalism Today"

In a 1985 speech delivered to the American Bar Association, Attorney General Meese sparked a dramatic public debate on the question of constitutional interpretation, a debate which culminated in the appointment by President Ronald Reagan of William H. Rehnquist to Chief Justice and Antonin Scalia to Associate Justice. In reviewing Supreme Court decisions in the areas of Federalism, Criminal Procedure, and Religious Freedom before the American Bar Association, the Attorney General urged that the Court be guided by a “Jurisprudence of Original Intention.” Attorney General Meese will again take up the issue, reflecting on the 22 years since his original speech, commenting on the current status of constitutional interpretation, and questioning how the Judiciary can return to the principle of federalism.

No RSVP necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact Hubbel Relat at hrelat@gmu.edu.

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