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What’s next for gay marriage after Windsor and Perry today? The story, both nationally and locally, requires politics to move gay marriage forward, but the Supreme Court today put a heavy weight on the scale against defenders of traditional marriage.
For well over two centuries, the United States Constitution has served as a charter for a free, democratic government and for a country that has risen from a dicey political experiment to an economic and political superpower. In the history of the world, there is nothing like it.
Please join top legal scholars for a discussion of the ramifications of two landmark cases (Carolene Products v. United States and Erie Railroad v. Tompkins) on its 75th anniversary.
No member of Congress has been a stronger defender of the First Amendment than Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Citing what he will describe as an urgent threat to political speech in America, Senator McConnell will make the case for a renewed defense of the right to free speech and call on all Americans to unite and remain vigilant in defending the Constitution.
Ask Americans what they think the First Amendment protects, and they will tell you “freedom of speech.” But few will think of the amendment’s third protection: “freedom of assembly.” In his provocative new book, “Liberty’s Refuge, The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly,” Washington University School of Law professor John Inazu implores Americans to keep in mind the importance of this protection.
Rather than await the decision on the Affordable Care Act, President Obama decided to attack preemptively with error-filled claims about the place of judicial review in our constitutional system. Judicial review springs from the duty of a court, when deciding a case before it, to enforce the Constitution over a conflicting act of Congress.
Join the Federalist Society and AEI for a panel discussion of John Yoo and Julian Ku's new book, where Martin Flaherty of the Fordham University School of Law and Jeremy Rabkin of the George Mason University School of Law will join the authors in a discussion of their proposals and whether they are faithful to our Constitution, our history and our international law obligations.
A university is more than the sum of its ethnic parts. It is comprised of individuals — black, white, Hispanic, Asian and others — who should be admitted or rejected without their race or ethnic heritage making any difference.
In this conference, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, mental health and disability experts, and an economist will discuss current hurdles to rehabilitation, and suggest alternatives that could more effectively expedite the reintegration of veterans into their families, communities, and workplaces.
Please join Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), AEI, the Heritage Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative for a timely discussion on the 2014 QDR and the future of American defense strategy in an era of constrained budgets.
This event is livestream only.
AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.