The Future of Originalism: A Federalist Society Zoom Dialogue

Houston Lawyers Chapter & Austin Lawyers Chapter - Online Event

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On May 27, 2020, the Federalist Society's Houston and Austin lawyers chapters co-hosted a Zoom dialogue to discuss "The Future of Originalism". The panelists explored Prof. Adrian Vermeule's proposal for "common-good constitutionalism" to replace originalism as an approach to constitutional interpretation.


  • Prof. F. H. Buckley, Foundation Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University 
  • Josh Hammer, Opinion Editor at Newsweek, Of Counsel at First Liberty Institute, & syndicated columnist
  • Prof. Ilan Wurman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University 
  • Moderator: Hon. Andrew Oldham, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Introduction: April Farris, Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP


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