"To mark a move to new offices at 1776 I Street in the nation’s capital, the 40,000-member organization has assembled 27 pieces of art to remind one and all of their calling: to keep the legal community focused on the U.S. Constitution and limited government, primarily through spirited public debate.

“The founding of our republic resulted in principles that can be embraced by all Americans, and artwork that excites people about those timeless and universal ideals hopefully will help contribute to an atmosphere of civility and thoughtfulness to our political discourse,” said Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the group.


The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.