The Lives of the Constitution with Author Joseph Tartakovsky

San Francisco Lawyers Chapter


  • Joseph Tartakovsky, James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law, Claremont Institute

Please join the San Francisco Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for a special pre-release discussion of The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America's Supreme Law with author Joseph Tartakovksy.

In a fascinating blend of biography and history, Joseph Tartakovsky tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals—some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. Sweeping from settings as diverse as Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, and crowded with a vivid Dickensian cast, Tartakovsky shows how America’s unique constitutional culture grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government.


Advance copies will be available for purchase.

Please RSVP by noon on March 27 either through EventBrite or by remitting payment by PayPal to

Tickets are $5 for current members of the Federalist Society, $10 for non-members. Admission is free for students. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.