Why the Constitution Still Matters

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On September 16, 2021, the Catholic Law and The Catholic University of America communities celebrated Constitution Day by hosting an interdisciplinary discussion entitled, “Why the Constitution Still Matters,” with Sarah H. Duggin, Professor of Law; Matthew Green, Department Chair & Professor of Politics; and Stephen A. West, Associate Professor of History.

Professor Green, who teaches a variety of courses in American politics focusing on political institutions, state and local politics, federalism, and methodology, welcomed the group before introducing Professor Duggin and Professor West. Professor Duggin has expertise in constitutional law and Professor West focuses on American Civil War, Reconstruction, and Southern U.S. History. The discussion looked at why the constitution still matters from each of these academic perspectives.