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The California Constitution Center at Berkeley Law is a nonpartisan academic research center devoted to studying California’s constitution and high court.

Our calling is California’s power as a sovereign state, the independent force of its constitution, and the protections for individual liberty those things can provide.

“Virtually all of the foundational liberties that protect Americans originated in the state constitutions and to this day remain independently protected by them.”

Jeffrey S. Sutton, Who Decides? States as Laboratories of Constitutional Experimentation (Oxford University Press 2022) at 122.