Living Originalism

Living Originalism (Harvard University Press, 2011), argues that the best versions of originalism and living constitutionalism are not in conflict but are compatible. It shows why modern conceptions of civil rights and civil liberties, and the modern state’s protection of national security, health, safety, and the environment, are fully consistent with the Constitution’s original meaning. And it explains how both liberals and conservatives, working through political parties and social movements, play important roles in the ongoing project of constitutional construction.