Tomorrow I'll be speaking at the American Enterprise Institute at a panel jointly sponsored by
on Steve Teles' wonderful new book,
Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law
. Also on the panel will be Michael Greve, an AEI scholar in residence who was the co-founder and executive director of the Center for Individual Rights, an important conservative public interest law firm. William Galston of Brookings will moderate.
Teles' book is important in many respects; indeed, it is likely to become the standard history of the rise of legal conservatism. For me what is interesting is the light it sheds on how living constitutionalism actually works — in this case, living constitutionalism from the right.