Core Document Collection


Beyond Originalism

Ep. 202218
60 minute listen

Can common good constitutionalism replace originalism?

Join us for a free professional development webinar that explores an array of views on the role that the courts should play in American life and how they should interpret the Constitution and our laws.  The discussion in today’s webinar will focus on originalism; its origins and the current arguments over its utility; and its possible replacement, common good constitutionalism.

Teaching American History’s Documents in Detail series focuses on a single document from one of our Core Document Collection volumes.  TAH’s CDC volumes are available for purchase or free download at

This webinar will feature special guest Justin Dyer, the Executive Director of the Civitas Institute and Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

CDC Volume:  The Judiciary