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Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero Interviews Justice Gorsuch about the Constitution

Historians in the News
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WASHINGTON, September 25, 2019 — Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch says that the separation of powers that the Constitution created for the young United States of America ensures against any of the three branches becoming dominant. But, he says, that doesn’t mean that each branch will act wisely all the time.

“I don’t think we understand or appreciate . . . maybe as much as we might, how the separation of powers contributes to our liberty, and the genius of it,” Gorsuch said during an appearance at the National Archives in Washington on September 16.

Gorsuch came to the Archives to talk about his latest book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It.

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero engaged Gorsuch in a conversation about the book. “For me, the most important part of the book, personally and professionally, is the part on citizenship and civility,” Ferriero said.

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