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Fourth Annual University of San Diego Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference Today and Tomorrow
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The University of San Diego Law School's Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism will host the Fourth Annual Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference today and tomorrow (Feb. 15-16).  Here is the conference schedule:

Friday, Feb. 15

2:35 – 2:45       Opening Remarks:  Mike Rappaport (USD)

2:45 – 4:00       First Paper: John McGinnis (Northwestern)

Is Judicial Restraint Part of the Originalist Method?                            

Commentator: Randy Barnett (Georgetown)

Moderator: Steve Smith (USD)

4:00 – 4:15       Break

4:15 – 5:30       Second Paper: Gerard Magliocca (Indiana-Indianapolis)

John Bingham and the Drafting and Defense of the Fourteenth  Amendment                    

Commentator: Earl Maltz (Rutgers-Camden)

Moderator:  Bryan Wildenthal (Thomas Jefferson)

Saturday, Feb. 16

9:30 – 10:45     Third Paper: Will Baude (Stanford Constitutional Law Center)

Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power

Commentator: Marty Redish (Northwestern)  

Moderator: Larry Alexander (USD)  

10:45 – 11:00   Break

11:00 – 12:15   Fourth Paper: Allan Hutchinson (Osgood Hall)

Originalist Sin  

Paper presented by: Maimon Schwarzschild (USD)                  

Commentator: Larry Solum (Georgetown)       

Moderator: Mike Ramsey (USD)         

12:15 – 1:15     Lunch

1:15 – 1:30       Break

1:30 – 2:45       Fifth Paper: Gregory Maggs (George Washington)

A Concise Guide to Using Dictionaries From the Founding Era as a Source of the Original Meaning of the Constitution

Commentator: Laurence Solan: (Brooklyn)

Moderator: Chris Green (Mississippi/visiting USD)

2:45 – 3:00       Break

3:00 – 4:15       Sixth Paper: Thomas Colby (George Washington)

Originalism and the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment                

Commentator: Michael McConnell (Stanford)

Moderator:  Don Dripps (USD)

4:15 – 4:30       Break

4:30 – 5:45       Seventh Paper: Jim Allan (Queensland)            

Australian Originalism without a Bill of Rights:  Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin

Commentator:   Grant Huscroft (Western Ontario) 

Moderator: Laurie Claus (USD)