• The Battle for the Constitution and Pelosi’s Originalism-Justin Driver | The Open Mind
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    The Battle for the Constitution and Pelosi’s Originalism-Justin Driver | The Open Mind

    HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. My guest today recently delivered a lecture at the Supreme Court about the contemporary revival of the Southern Manifesto in opposition to the holding in Brown v. Board of Education. Justin Driver is professor of law at Yale Law School. He teaches and writes in the area of constitutional law and is the author of “The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court and the Battle for the American Mind.” The book was selected as a Washington Post notable book of the year and Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review and receive praise from the American Bar…

  • Constitutional Crisis or Consensus? – Justin Dyer | The Open Mind
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    Constitutional Crisis or Consensus? – Justin Dyer | The Open Mind

    HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. Our constitution works. Our great Republic is government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule. Newly sworn in president Gerald Ford reassured the nation with those words. Even as he recovered from personal defeat against then Governor Jimmy Carter, Ford embraced an America enshrined in liberty, in his final State of the Union in 1977, reporting to the nation. “The genius of the American system is that the opposition party doesn’t go underground, but goes on functioning vigorously, and our vigilant press goes right on probing and publishing our faults and follies, confirming the wisdom of the…

  • The Open Mind: Defending the First Amendment – Jameel Jaffer
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    The Open Mind: Defending the First Amendment – Jameel Jaffer

    HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. We continue today our ongoing 60th Anniversary series. Democracy and Free Speech are the subject, and we’re honored to welcome the Founding Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, Jameel Jaffer. The mandate of the Knight Institute is to preserve First Amendment rights in the digital age, through research, education, and litigation in favor of protecting freedom of expression and the press, including the legal defense of whistleblowers. Previously, Jaffer served as the Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU, and led its Center for Democracy focused on national security, human rights, free speech, privacy and technology. Jameel,…