Especially since Harvard Law School is in Massachusetts, but apparently not.
An alert reader notes HLS is advertising a talk by the author of new book on the US Constitution - its very own Lawrence Lessig - with a page that begins:
The fundamental fact about our Constitution is that it is old - the oldest written constitution in the world. The fundamental challenge for interpreters of the Constitution is how to read that old document over time.
Only, it isn't the oldest written constitution in the world. That honor belongs to the Massachusetts constitution, which Massachusetts voters approved on June 15, 1780 - after John Adams wrote most of it - and which replaced the previous colonial charter on Oct. 25, 1780.
In fact, the Massachusetts constitution served as a model for the federal constitution, which didn't go into effect until almost nine years later.
Any Harvard associates who go to Lessig's talk on Sept. 25 (a light lunch will be provided) want to ask him about that?