Will Our Constitutional Culture Survive?


  • Joseph Tartakovsky - James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law, The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy; Former Deputy Solicitor General of Nevada

In honor of Constitution Day, please join the Houston Lawyers Chapter for a special discussion of The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America's Supreme Law with author Joseph Tartakovsky. In a fascinating blend of biography and history, Joseph Tartakovsky tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of tenextraordinary 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.