Adaptation and Tradition in the U.S. Constitutional System (Zachary Elkins - 3:47)

Professor Zachary Elkins discusses how the Constitution has evolved into a framework that maintains stability but also allows for change generated from both the institutions and society the Constitution fosters. He suggests that over time this dynamic has allowed for improvements to the system in times of crisis.

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Interview recorded August 13, 2008 at The University of Texas at Austin. Interview conducted by Dr. James Henson with video production by Daniel Garza assisted by Carrie Wells and Geoff Yano. Audio post-production by Michael Heidenreich with the assistance of Sean Neesley.