Celebrate the 223rd birthday of the Bill of Rights. Join online from 10 am to 3:30 pm for four sets of live events celebrating Bill of Rights Day. Authors will be discussing the Constitution and the historic figures related to it. Thanks to our friends at the National Constitution Center.BoR-Book-Fest-Home-Page-Slider

Justice Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan (10 – 11 a.m.)

New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the case that changed the First Amendment, has protected the freedom of expression for the past 50 years. Join First Amendment lawyer Lee Levine and veteran Supreme Court reporter Stephen Wermiel as they tell the story of Justice Brennan’s struggle to stop efforts to overturn the landmark case. Click here to watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n8jZcqXo_E

Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of the Left and Right (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin and the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen explore the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented each side of that debate at its outset: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. Levin and Rosen will bring the conversation to today’s political discourse—on issues ranging from abortion to welfare, education, economics, and beyond. Click here to watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS-DPX9XYns

The Conscience of the Constitution (1:15 – 2:15 p.m.)

Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? Join constitutional scholars Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt for a conversation exploring this compelling question— the basis for Sandefur’s most recent book The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty. Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen moderates. Click here to watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r4mlnqR9K4

John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

Award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals how John Marshall emerged from the Revolutionary War’s bloodiest battlefields to become one of the nation’s most important Founding Fathers. As the longest-serving Chief Justice in American history, Marshall transformed the Supreme Court from an irrelevant appeals court into the powerful and controversial branch of government that Americans today either revere or criticize. Click here to watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_opU9HhJY4