Tonight at the UW Law School, join UW Law Prof. David S. Schwartz & U of Richmond Prof. Kurt Lash for a point/counterpoint on “A Government of Limited Enumerated Powers: Is it the Constitution’s Original Meaning?” The debate, which begins at 5:00 pm, is sponsored by the UW Law School, American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society.
Professor Schwartz is the author of the new book, “The Spirit of the Constitution: John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCullock v. Maryland” from Oxford University Press.
- The first book to examine the influence and interpretations of McCulloch v. Maryland through U.S. constitutional history
- Challenges the conventional wisdom that the case has always had “one true meaning” that it established nationalist constitutional principles once and for all
- Argues that the case’s potential has not been realized in national economic reform and racial equality legislation
The book will be available for purchase at the event.