On January 17, 2024, we have hosted a presentation of a book by Profeasor Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School, on How to Interpret the Constitution.

In his new book ‘How to Interpret the Constitution,’ our distinguished guest speaker, Professor Cass R. Sunstein, provides a captivating introduction to competing approaches to interpreting the American Constitution. He does so against the backdrop of recent groundbreaking decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, which have addressed fundamental questions of US society, including voting rights, affirmative action, abortion rights, gun laws, and more.

How to Interpret the Constitution explores these constitutional interpretations and argues that the choice of approach should be based on whether it enhances or diminishes the well-being of American citizens. This perspective emphasizes the importance of assessing the broad effects of these interpretations on our rights, institutions, and the very foundations of democracy.

This event was co-hosted by the by the German-American Lawyers’ Association (DAJV) and the AmerikaHaus Nordrhein-Westfalen.


Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University and a renowned expert in the field. He has received numerous accolades, including Norway’s prestigious Holberg Prize. His books, such as the New York Times bestseller “Nudge,” have been influential in shaping public policy and understanding the complexities of our society.


Alexander Horn, LL.M. (Duke) is an of counsel in the Frankfurt office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Class Actions, Transnational Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Groups.
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