The U.S. Constitution, drafted by our nation’s founding fathers well over 200 years ago, remains as the primary document guiding our nation’s system of democracy. However, in times of national emergencies, absolute adherence is sometimes set aside to meet immediate needs. The events of September 11 provide the most recent example of this conflict between strict constitutional fidelity and presidential emergency powers. Introduction by Professor Kevin Heller.
Levinson, Sanford V., "Constitutional Norms in a State of Permanent Emergency" (2005). Sibley Lecture Series. 11.
Is the United States at a Constitutional Crossroad?, The Advocate, Spring/Summer 2005, Vol. 39, No. 2
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Sibley Lecture to be delivered by internationally-renowned constitutional law scholar, Press Release, 3/17/05
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