The Mission of the Federalist Society’s Article I Initiative is to restore Congress to its rightful place in the Constitutional order. Across the country and on Capitol Hill, we are committed to a new and robust dialogue about the Constitutional reform of the Legislative branch.
It is clearly established in the Federalist Papers that the drafters of the Constitution intended the legislature to be the most powerful branch of government. In its present form, it is not. We are left to wonder how this came to be and explore the solutions which can restore the Founder’s vision for the Congress.
The Founders believed the structure of our government would preserve a free society. Justice Antonin Scalia once quipped, “Every tinhorn dictator in the world today has a Bill of Rights. It isn’t the Bill of Rights that produces freedom. It’s the structure of government that prevents anybody from seizing all the power…Keep your eye on the ball. Structure is destiny.” The Initiative is focused on the necessary role Congress must fulfill to uphold our structure of government.
October 23, 2018 | 11:45am CDT
Hon. Bob Barr · Dean Reuter · Prof. John Yoo
October 2, 2018 | 12:10 p.m. CDT
Marquette University Law School
1215 W Michigan St
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Hon. Thomas Massie
J. Kennerly Davis, Jr. · Prof. Thom Lambert
Administrative Law & Regulation / Article I Initiative / Budget / Congressional Calendar / Constitution / Delegation / Executive Agencies / Federalism / Federalist Society / House / Judicial Nominations / Nominations / Oversight / Regulation / Senate / Separation of Powers / War Powers
Hon. Charles Grassley
Hon. Mike Gallagher
Hon. James Lankford · Ira Shapiro
Hon. Rand Paul