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Uses of History in Constitutional Adjudication

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
University of Illinois College of Law and the Program in Constitutional Theory, History and Law
Location
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building
Date
Feb 27, 2023   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
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Uses of History in Constitutional Adjudication

 Monday, February 27, 2023
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
College of Law
12 pm 

What is the proper use of history in interpreting and applying provisions of a constitution? What sort of historical evidence matters? Should the words of a constitution be understood to mean today what they meant when the constitution was adopted? Can history resolve modern problems? Can courts be counted on to get the historical record right? What are the alternatives to using history? 

A panel of experts will discuss and debate uses of history in constitutional adjudication in the United States and around the world.

Featured Panelists 

Francesco Biagi
University of Bologna

Cem Tecimer
Harvard Law School

Jason Mazzone
University of Illinois College of Law

Boxed lunch available for attendees.

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