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Roundtable Discussion on Originalism

Total Credits: 1.5 CLE

Average Rating:
Appellate Practice & Advocacy
1 Hour 37 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2023
Co-Sponsored by:
Presented by the State Bar of Arizona's Appellate Practice Section


Please join the Appellate Practice Section for an engaging roundtable discussion on Originalism. The esteemed panelists will provide their perspectives on topics such as the origins of Originalism, recent state and federal cases using it, its strengths and weaknesses, and how Originalism may be used in the future. Attendees of this CLE will gain valuable and informative insight into this type of interpretive method of the Constitution.


  • Justice Clint Bolick, Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court 
  • Judge Jennifer Perkins, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
  • Judge Peter Eckerstrom, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two
  • Professor Andrew Coan, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law at the University of Arizona

Suzanne Reed, Staff Attorney at the Arizona Supreme Court




Overall:      4.2

Total Reviews: 14


Steven K

"Kind of one-sided panel. There ARE problems with giving too much credence to the intentions, and even the words, of men living in a time when slavery was legal, women had very limited rights, and relatively little was known about our universe or human psychology. While this was touched on a little, it was a very small part of the discussion."

Stephen B

"Whether you agreed with the views expressed or not, it was very helpful to hear from some of our state's appellate judges their views on how they use originalism to interpret statutes and constitutional provisions."

Melina B

"It was an interesting presentation."

Arcangelo C

"Thanks for the exposition of originalism, and the challenges to it. "

Mark M

"Would have been a 5 if there had been more consideration of the opposing view, i.e., why an originalism analysis doesn't work well in some cases."

Joel N

"Lively discussion by thoughtful panel"

John T

"Not well organized--would have better if used cases as a teaching method; and used visuals"


"Very good presenters, but not enough time to really delve into the topic with case law examples"