Commonwealth Club: The Lives of the Constitution
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This event is the latest in our member-led forums’ Crisis in Our Country summer series. Monday Night Philosophy investigates Tartakovsky's blend of biography and history, which tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals ― some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump.

James Wilson Institute interviews Joseph Tartakovsky

On Friday, June 15th, JWI’s Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and Intern Michael McCall shared a discussion with Joseph Tartakovsky, author of the new book The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law (Encounter Books, 2018). Mr. Tartakovsky, a lawyer by trade, is currently the James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. Tartakovsky has set out to tell not just the story of the American Constitution, but also to tell it anew, through the lives of ten historical personages who had a hand in influencing the character of and the cultural fabric that surrounds our national document.  




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The Administrative State and the New "Conservative" Majority on the Supreme Court, September 23, 2017
The Claremont Institute commemorated the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with panel discussions addressing some of the most pressing threats to our constitutional system. The panel "The Administrative State and the New 'Conservative' Majority on the Supreme Court," is moderated by Claremont's Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic Director, Anthony Caso, and includes perspectives from Senior Fellow Michael M.
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