Audio Recorded on July 24, 2012
Edwin Meese Discusses DOMA on Wallbuilders Live!
Edwin Meese, Distinguised Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, discusses the fight over DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Amendment), whether it is a state or federal issue, and what the Constitution has to say about it.…
Lecture posted January 26, 2012
A Constitutional President: Ronald Reagan and the Founding
Abstract: Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan was guided by the principles of the American founding, especially the idea of ordered liberty. In the opening of his first inaugural address in 1981, President Reagan echoed the preamble of the Constitution, calling on the country’s citizens to “preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.” Eight years later, in…
Testimony posted December 13, 2011
Principles for Revising the Criminal Code
Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
December 13, 2011 Edwin Meese IIIChairman, Center for Legal & Judicial StudiesThe Heritage Foundation
Mr. Chairman, Vice-Chairman Gohmert, Ranking Member Scott, and Members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to present my views…
Report posted August 19, 2011
Who Is Responsible for America's Security?
The Declaration of Independence announced the sovereignty of the United States and, with it, the “full Power to levy War.” Accordingly, the Constitution’s Framers viewed the security of the nation to be the foremost responsibility of the federal government. That security, history showed, could neither be maintained by committee against pressing and agile threats, nor…