Is Original Intent a Product of the Democratic Process? (Barbara Jordan - 3:24)

On September 17, 1987, former U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to the controversial nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this excerpt she debates the significance of the idea of original intent and its relationship to the democratic process with Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH).

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