David Kopel

About David Kopel

David B. Kopel is Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Battles of Lexington & Concord: The American Revolution Begins

By |2020-04-19T08:30:36-05:00April 18th, 2020|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, American Revolution, History, War|

During the first six decades of the eighteenth century, the American colonies were mostly allowed to govern themselves. In exchange, they loyally fought for Great Britain in imperial wars against the French and Spanish. But in 1763, after the British and Americans won the French and Indian War, King George III began working to eliminate [...]

Colorado’s Enduring Constitutional Heritage

By |2021-01-24T09:48:08-06:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: American Republic, Constitution, Constitutional Convention, Government, Politics|

The Colorado Constitution remains one of the longest state constitutions, reflective of Coloradans’ inclination to instruct their government in exactly what it should do and cannot do. They knew they did not want a “do-nothing” government. The 1876 Colorado Constitution contains the strongest declaration of state’s rights of any American constitution: “The people of this [...]

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