Leading the Way: How States Have Impacted American Constitutional Jurisprudence

Jeffrey Sutton
September 4, 2018

Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit speaks at UVA Law about the importance of state constitutions in constitutional jurisprudence. He argues that lawyers miss many opportunities to use state constitutions to their advantage, instead limiting themselves to arguments based on the U.S. Constitution. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Sutton at the event, a discussion of Sutton’s book, “51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law,” hosted by the Virginia Law Review and the Journal of Law & Politics.

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