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Ill Literacy, Episode VIII: Originalism’s Promise (Guest: Lee J. Strang)

August 31, 2020

In Episode VIII of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Lee J. Strang about his book, “Originalism’s Promise: A Natural Law Account of the American Constitution.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Lee J. Strang Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Lee J. Strang to discuss his book, Originalism’s Promise: A Natural Law Account of the American Constitution. Strang conducts a “Con Law for Dummies” presentation for the benefit of Tim, and argues that originalism is the best explanation of our existing constitutional practice and why is it the most attractive theory of constitutional interpretation, easily accommodates societal and constitution change, and does a better job of advancing human flourishing than other schools of constitution interpretation. He then delves into the different schools of originalism, talks about accommodating non-originalist constitutional precedent, and the importance of judicial virtues in law and in constitutional interpretation.

Get the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/Originalisms-Promise-Natural-American-Constitution/dp/1108475639

Show Notes:

Ipse Dixit: Lee Strang on Originalism & Natural Law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=200oDz_O2Dg

Law & Liberty: Justifying Originalism

https://lawliberty.org/podcast/justifying-originalism/

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Constitutional Reform
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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @BenceAthwart