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Signing_of_Constitution_Chandler_Christy_smThe Constitutional Studies Center combines careful, objective scholarship into the original understanding of the Constitution with advocacy for human freedom under law. It produces books, issue papers, articles, and legal briefs reporting the results of its research. Since 2010, the Center has had enormous influence on constitutional law cases and commentary, but also on policy makers and grass roots activists. For example, the Center’s research findings galvanized the massive and growing “Article V” movement to restore constitutional limits on the federal government.

Latest Posts

  • Madison being misread (on an amendments convention)0

    • January 18, 2011

    Sometimes even friends of the Constitution misinterpret the document or the history surrounding it. Throughout the country right now, state lawmakers are advancing constitutional amendments to restrain federal power and federal spending. Because they know that Congress will never propose amendments to restrain itself (2/3 of both the Senate and House would have to approve

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  • Reading the Constitution: What it told us about Congress0

    • January 9, 2011

    [Rob Natelson is the author of The Original Constitution: What It Really Said and Meant – an objective explanation of the Constitution as understood by the Founders.] Unlike some both on the right and the left, I don’t think the reading of the Constitution in Congress was a purely symbolic or useless endeavor.  It was

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  • Confused about a constitutional phrase? The law of the Founders often provides the answer0

    • December 30, 2010

    [Rob Natelson is the author of The Original Constitution: What It Really Said and Meant – an objective explanation of the Constitution as understood by the Founders.] One of the most neglected tools for understanding the Constitution is also one of the most important: The Law of the 18th century. The Constitution is a legal

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  • The Feds’ Nosy Survey0

    • December 24, 2010

    [Rob Natelson is the author of The Original Constitution: What It Really Said and Meant – an objective explanation of the Constitution as understood by the Founders.] The people who run the federal government may not be able to balance its budget or even pass an appropriation bill on time, but they certainly can tell

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  • Does the Constitution really give Congress power over immigration?0

    • December 17, 2010

    This is a constitutional detective story. Several months ago, I was faced with this question:  Did the Founders’ Constitution give Congress the power to restrict immigration?  Or was this a subject reserved to the states? The question had come to the fore because of the controversy surrounding the Arizona immigration law.   My own search for

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  • How to Amend the Constitution Safely and Without Congress — According to the Founders0

    • December 9, 2010

    Would you like to see a constitutional amendment balancing the budget, imposing term limits, allowing the states to veto federal regulations — or for any other reason? Then check out Amending the Constitution by Convention – A More Complete View of the Founders’ Plan.  It is the first of my “how to” Issue Papers on

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