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Moral Values and the Constitution
Moderated by Mr. Dellinger, federal judges talked about morality and how it factors into interpreting the Constitution. Topics included whether judges should take into account what they see as moral values in deciding cases. Other issues included the morality of the death penalty, the use of foreign law, and the Constitution as the embodiment of larger moral values and civic virtues. After their presentations, the panelists answered questions from audience members.273 views
Alexander Hamilton and the US Constitution
Rutgers University Professor Andrew Shankman talked about Alexander Hamilton’s role in the debate over ratifying the U.S. Constitution, with a focus on Hamilton’s work in his home state of New York. This event took place in Poughkeepsie, New York, and began with a ceremony honoring Hamilton’s legacy. This event was part of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society’s “Hamilton on the Hudson” weekend, which took place from July 26-28, 2013, and was co-sponserd by Dutchess County Tourism.883 views