Goodwin Liu Explains Genesis of American Constitution Society

ABA Journal, March 1, 2009 by Leslie A. Gordon

“We had seen a departure by strict constructionists, who promoted expanded government with little accountability, excessive assertions of pres­idential authority, and a perverse doctrine of equal protection,” explains Goodwin Liu, chair of the ACS and an associate dean at the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. “We believe there’s room for refashioning the legal culture to meet contemporary challenges. The Constitution is meant to be a simple and spare document that adapts to the many changes the country would confront.”