|Bronx Library Center (Bronx, NY)||January 1–February 28, 2013|
|Sandy Ground Historical Society (Staten Island, NY)||March 15–June 14, 2013|
How does the Constitution, an 18th-century document, relate to and dictate the laws of a 21st-century society? Through the analysis of past cases, including those concerning slavery, the Cherokee Indians, and detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the Court’s arduous—and often turbulent—journey to establish its legitimacy as guardian of the Constitution. Having earned the public’s confidence, he expounds how the Court can continue promoting a workable democracy going forward.
The Institute for Constitutional History sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events during the academic year. Here is a partial list of upcoming and recent events:
HOW SLAVERY KILLED THE CONSTITUTION OF 1787
February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2015
Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History