Stephen M. Griffin is the W.R. Irby Chair and Rutledge C. Clement, Jr. Professor in Constitutional Law at Tulane Law School. He specializes in constitutional theory and history. His work emphasizes understanding American constitutional law from an interdisciplinary, historical point of view that is theoretically informed. Griffin, who joined the Tulane Law faculty in 1989, is the author of American Constitutionalism: From Theory to Politics (Princeton University Press 1996), Long Wars and the Constitution (Harvard University Press 2013), and Broken Trust: Dysfunctional Government and Constitutional Reform (University Press of Kansas, 2015).