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Pennsylvania’s Populist Constitution | The Drafting of America’s First Constitutions
Jul 27 2022
Pennsylvania’s Populist Constitution | The Drafting of America’s First Constitutions
As one of the most radically democratic constitutions in American history, the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 sought to ensure government “by the people” rather than by a king. In this Cutting Room Floor episode of the FedSoc Films Podcast, we feature three experts from our film “The Drafting of America’s First Constitutions,” which explores the development of state constitutions in revolutionary America. Professor John Dinan of Wake Forest College, Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Prof. Robert Williams of Rutgers Law School had lots to say about Pennsylvania’s first constitution and its impact on the development of constitutional thought.Thanks again for listening to the FedSoc Films Podcast! Be sure to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform.Watch the full film, The Drafting of America’s First Constitutions, here: As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.Learn more about Prof. John Dinan here: Learn more about Judge Jeffrey Sutton here: Learn more about Prof. Robert Williams here: Visit to learn more!Follow us on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter: