In 1986, Douglas Ginsburg was nominated by President Ronald Reagan for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Judge Ginsburg later served as the Chief Judge of the D.C. Appellate Court from 2001-2008, and at the time of this interview he was a Senior Judge of that court. Judge Ginsburg has been involved with the production of a three part series for Public Broadcasting Corporation entitled “A More or Less Perfect Union.” This series is designed for use by middle and high school social studies teachers, and covers the history behind replacing the Articles of Confederation with the U.S. Constitution . The series also takes an in-depth look at the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) and the post-Civil War amendments (13th -15th Amendments). The third part of the series examines other amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the challenges it has faced throughout American history.
Interest in Creating a More or Less Perfect Union for Teaching Civics
Interview Session (Audio)