The Constitution of the United States of America has endured over two centuries. Yet modern liberalism and activist judges have rejected America’s core principles, denigrating some constitutional rights with which they disagree, and making up others. The future of liberty depends on America reclaiming its constitutional first principles.

The Heritage Foundation’s Preserve the Constitution Series seeks to change America’s course by restoring the courts to their constitutional role—to protect individual liberty, property rights, and free enterprise—and to enforce the constitutional limits on government.

Informing citizens on topics related to the Constitution and rule of law, this ongoing series will feature lectures, panel discussions, and other events with some of the nation’s most respected judges, legal scholars, lawyers, and policy analysts.

For more information on the Preserve the Constitution Series, visit

All events will be webcast live from The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

September 28, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
Supreme Court Preview Featuring Paul Clement, former United States Solicitor General and Partner, Bancroft PLLC and Kannon Shanmugam, former Assistant Solicitor General and Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP

October 6, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
The Constitution and the Right to Vote: Protecting Against Voter Fraud Featuring John Fund, author and columnist, The Wall Street Journal and Catherine Engelbrecht, True the Vote

October 11, 2011, 12:00 p.m. The Constitution and the Common Defense: Who Ensures America’s National Security? Featuring former United States Attorneys General Edwin Meese, John Ashcroft, and Michael Mukasey

October 19, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture featuring Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Hosted by Edwin Meese, former United States Attorney General

October 28, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
The Unconstitutional National Popular Vote Plan— Preserving the Electoral College Featuring Trent England of Freedom Foundation, Michael Ulhmann of Claremont Graduate School, and Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation Hosted by Edwin Meese, former United States Attorney General

November 3, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
Is Obamacare Constitutional? Featuring Michael Carvin, Partner, Jones Day and David Rivkin, Jr., Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP Hosted by Edwin Meese, former United States Attorney General