[PAST EVENT] Law Review Symposium: Judicial Supremacy v. Departmentalism

February 19, 2016 - February 20, 2016
1:30pm - 12pm
Law School
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Description: Who has the final say as to the meaning of the United States Constitution? Most judges, lawyers, and members of the general public, as well as many academics, accept judicial supremacy: the notion that the judiciary, and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court, is the authoritative interpreter of the Constitution. But a growing number of scholars advocate departmentalism: the view that each branch of government--the legislature, the executive branch, and the judiciary--has an independent role in determining the meaning of the Constitution. In fact, some scholars argue that each branch has a duty to independently interpret the Constitution and to act upon its own view of what the Constitution means. This symposium will explore the important issues raised by the ongoing debate over constitutional interpretive authority.

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Admission is free and the public is welcome.

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