Restoring the Founders’ Constitution
“Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.”
—Alexis de Tocqueville
The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence undertakes litigation to place Originalist, natural law-based arguments in front of state and federal courts in strategically selected cases that will impact the legal landscape.
Many of our nation’s judges were educated after most law schools had rejected both the natural law foundations of our Constitution and the very idea of limited government. The wisdom of the American Founders therefore needs to be concretely presented to them in the the cases they decide every day.
Our involvement in cases ranges from direct representation of clients to amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in the lower appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
We specialize in cases that involve the Constitution’s structural protections of liberty, but we also represent clients whose freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, right to keep and bear arms, or right to property has been infringed by federal, state, or local government and whose cases present a strategic opportunity for advancing our mission.
➤ Religious Liberty and Freedom of Conscience
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"The mission of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence’s litigation program is, through strategic litigation, to restore the principles of the American founding to their rightful and preeminent authority in our national life.”, and to educate the next generation of lawyers and opinion leaders about the importance of these principals to individual liberty."
Dr. John C. Eastman
Center for Constitutional