Friday, October 02, 2009

Constitution Day
September 17th was Constitution Day in the U.S. Any school receiving federal funds is required to hold some sort of event related to the Constitution on the anniversary of the day the document was signed by its drafters in 1787. Videos of several of these events have been posted on the internet. Georgetown Law Center organized a panel "Defining Human Rights: What Role Does International Law Play in Our Constitutional System?" The panel discussion begins at 51 min.
Harvard organized a panel debating the merits and shortcomings of the Constitution. Panelists included former Supreme Court Justice David Souter, and Harvard Professors Noah Feldman, Charles Fried, Mark Tushnet and Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas Law School. 2h16min. RealPlayer, no script. The discussion with Justice Souter begins at 1h20.