In the 1970s, Robert Bork articulated his theory of originalism as a neutral method to judge constitutional problems, anchored in the Constitution’s history and text. But 50 years later, many in the conservative legal movement are questioning whether this technical school of interpretation provides a coherent theory of the proper role of a judge.
Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit believes that constitutional interpretation grounded in our American heritage could restore the meaning of constitutional provisions, provide a framework for judicial restraint, and reestablish the guiding principle of self-government in our constitutional order.
Join AEI’s Will Haun for a discussion with Judge Rogers Brown on the future of originalism and the tools of self-government.
Submit questions to [email protected] or on Twitter with #AEIOriginalism.
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