Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: AALS Open Source Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Delaware A
    Floor: Lobby Level
    State constitutions are often-overlooked sources of protections for rights that the U.S. Constitution does not reach. The U.S. Constitution, in turn, not only frequently influences the manner in which state constitutions are interpreted, but sometimes even constrains the substantive scope of state constitutions' authority or litigants' ability to invoke them. This panel explores the relationship between state and federal constitutional law through the lens of federalism. It delves into the various ways the U.S. Constitution and federalism impact state constitutional interpretation and litigation. Panelists will discuss these issues across a range of legal fields, including privacy, property, and election law. The panel will also contrast the respective roles of federal and state judges in state constitutional interpretation, with special attention to the distinctive institutional constraints in which they operate.
Session Speakers
Harvard Law School

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Florida State University College of Law
Moderator and Speaker

Session Fees
  • [6040] AALS Open Source Program - Federalism and the Relationship Between State and Federal Constitutional Law: $0.00