Amending the Constitution: Twin Jeopardies
The Center for Constitutional Design hosted its inaugural Constitution Day Address, with speaker Russ Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society. He served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011 and a Wisconsin State Senator from 1983 to 1993, and from 2013 to 2015, he was the United States Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In his lecture: Amending the Constitution: Twin Jeopardies, Senator Feingold discussed an initially fringe but growing effort to call the first-ever constitutional convention under the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. He also discussed the need for a new process that would allow more frequent, democratic constitutional change. The lecture, thus, offered a warning and a way forward concerning Article V of the Constitution. This event was supported by a Constitution Day Grant from the Jack Miller Center.