Third Annual Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference

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Date and Time

Friday, February 3, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. — Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.




Conference Overview

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, the conference will involve the presentation of a variety of new works concerning originalism. All scholars who are interested in originalism are invited to attend. This conference is made possible through support from the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation.


Special Session on the Enumerated Powers (Papers 3-5)

  • Kurt Lash (Illinois): "Resolution VI: The Virginia Plan and Authority to Resolve “Collective Action Problems” Under Article I, Sect. 8"
  • Robert Pushaw (Pepperdine): "Obamacare and the Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause: Identifying Historical Limits on Congress's Powers"
  • John Mikhail(Georgetown): "The Necessary and Proper Clauses"

Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalsim Member's

Conference Organizers

About the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism (CSCO)

Originalism is the view that the Constitution should be interpreted in accordance with its original meaning—that is, the meaning it had at the time of its enactment. The Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego School of Law has as its mission the study of all aspects of originalism. In particular, the center studies arguments for and against the originalist theory of interpretation, the variety of specific originalist interpretive methods, and the original meaning of particular constitutional provisions. For more information about the Center, visist the CSCO website.

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