Justice Gorsuch Reflects on the Constitution September 16
Press Release · Thursday, September 12, 2019

Washington, DC

On Monday, September 16, at 7 pm, the National Archives welcomes Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to discuss his new book A Republic, If You Can Keep It.  In this book, Justice Gorsuch shares his personal reflections on the remarkable gift the framers left us in the Constitution, and reflects his journey to the Supreme Court and the role of the judge under our Constitution.  Archivist David S. Ferriero will introduce and join Justice Gorsuch in conversation. 

The program will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.  It is full, but you can join the waitlist or follow the live stream on the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.

As Benjamin Franklin left the Constitutional Convention in 1787, he was reportedly asked what kind of government the founders would propose. He replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”  By drawing on his 30-year career as a lawyer, teacher, judge, and justice, he explores the essential aspects of our Constitution and the importance of civic education, civil discourse, and mutual respect in maintaining a healthy republic. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. 


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