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Lawrence Lessig: The Supreme Court and the Constitution

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig is a celebrated academic and activist for constitutional theory and reform. A longtime advocate for campaign finance reform, Lessig founded political funding tracker MapLight, Creative Commons and the anti-corruption nonprofit Rootstrikers.

With partisan gridlock in Congress, the Supreme Court has emerged in recent times as a new power center in Washington, D.C. But what are the consequences of this change? In his newest book, Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution, Lessig explains how our understanding of the U.S. Constitution has changed with each era of judicial interpretation. Lessig argues that with each era of Constitutional translation, the role of our judges has evolved.

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Lessig as he teaches us about an often missed but critically important issue.

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Lessig photo by Jessica Scranton

December 16, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Speakers
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Lawrence Lessig
Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School; Author, Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution; Twitter @lessig
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In Conversation with James Taylor
Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco; Former President, National Conference of Black Political Scientists