The Constitution in Flux – How Our Founding Document Has Changed, and What’s Next

The class will be held via Zoom.

Dr. Daniel Cassino, Professor of Government and Politics; Executive Director of FDU Poll 
Fairleigh Dickinson University

5 Mondays, 10am – 12pm

Sept 19; Oct 3, 10, 24; Nov 7. 

No classes Sep 26 (Rosh Hashanah), Oct 17, 31

While the words of the Constitution haven’t changed much since the passage of the Bill of Rights, the meaning of those words has changed dramatically. Through Supreme Court decisions, changes in rules, and shifts in culture, the meaning of the Constitution, and the system that it established, bear little resemblance to the version set forth by the founders, and that process is far from over. In this course, we’ll look at how the interpretation of the Constitution has changed over time, focusing on provisions about Civil Liberties and Presidential Power, and see how these provisions are likely to change in the decades to come.

Dr. Daniel Cassino is a Professor of Government and Politics and Executive Director of FDU Poll, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He received both his MA and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and completed postdoctoral research at Princeton.  He conducts research in American politics, institutions (Congress and Presidency), youth politics, and political psychology

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