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Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference Today and Tomorrow at USD Law School
Michael Ramsey

The Ninth Annual Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference will take place today and tomorrow (2/16 and 2/17) at the University of San Diego.  As always, the Conference is hosted by the USD School of Law's Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism.  We are delighted to welcome an impressive group of paper presenters, commentators and participants to San Diego.  Here is the schedule:

Friday, Feb. 16:

2:30 – 2:45      Opening Remarks:  Mike Rappaport (USD)

2:45 – 4:00      First Paper: Richard Primus (Michigan), Enumerated Powers and the Bank of the United States; Commentator: Randy Barnett (Georgetown);  Moderator: Steve Smith (USD).

4:15 – 5:30      Second Paper: Thomas Merrill (Columbia), Legitimate Adjudication; Commentator: Michael McConnell (Stanford); Moderator: Laurence Claus (USD).


Saturday, Feb. 17:

 9:30 – 10:45    Third Paper: Jack Balkin (Yale), Arguing about the Constitution: The Topics in Constitutional Construction; Commentator: John Harrison (Virginia); Moderator: Thomas Colby (George Washington).

11:00 – 12:15  Fourth Paper: Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn), Diverse Originalism; Commentator: John McGinnis (Northwestern); Moderator: Larry Alexander (USD).

 1:30 – 2:45      Fifth Paper: Justice Thomas Lee (Utah Supreme Court) & James Phillips (Becket), Data-Driven Originalism; Commentator: Stanley Fish (FIU); Moderator: Don Dripps (USD).

3:00 – 4:15      Sixth Paper: David Upham (Dallas, Political Science), Taking American Citizenship Seriously and the Recovery of the Fourteenth Amendment; Commentator: Kurt Lash (Richmond); Moderator: Shaakirrah Sanders (Idaho).

4:30 – 5:45      Seventh Paper:  Eric Segall (Georgia State), Originalism As Faith; Commentator: Christopher Green (Mississippi); Moderator: Maimon Schwarzschild (USD).