AHA Members Named to Brennan Center Historians Council on the Constitution (March 2024)

Thirteen AHA members were recently named to the Historians Council on the Constitution, a new initiative from the Brennan Center for Justice which“seeks to address the misuse of history in major constitutional debates.” As part of the Council’s work, Alexander Keyssar (Harvard Univ.) co-wrote an article about constitutional originalism and history; Gautham Rao (American Univ.) co-wrote an article about corporations misusing history in Supreme Court cases; Holly Brewer (Univ. of Maryland) and Rosemarie Zagarri (George Mason Univ.) participated in a Q&A on the historical dimensions of Trump’s criminal immunity defense, and Brewer served on the panel for a virtual event on the same topic.