Constitution Day Talk Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Room 101
Austin Hall East
Harvard Law School

In this lunchtime talk marking Constitution Day, Professor Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School will discuss why he believes the US Constitution should not be given undue reverence. 

“We have a tendency today to venerate the Constitution and to revere the founders almost to the extent of deifying them,” Klarman—an expert on constitutional law and history—has said. “I think that’s actually an insidious tendency, and I want to try to poke a few holes in it, maybe deflate the idea of the founders as Gods.”

The talk, titled “Not Written in Stone,” is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served.  

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