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  • Annual Supreme Court Review: The 2022 Term

  • Constitution Drafting Project: A Discussion of Five New Amendments

    The Center for Constitutional Design at Arizona State University and the National Constitution Center present a discussion on the NCC’s landmark Constitution Drafting Project, featuring members of the drafting teams: Caroline Fredrickson of team progressive, Timothy Sandefur of team libertarian, and Ilan Wurman of team conservative. They will discuss their approaches to constitution drafting, the various amendments they agreed on, and the project’s importance in today’s constitutional environment. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates. Stefanie Lindquist, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Design at Arizona State University, provides welcome remarks.

  • Why Desegregation Still Matters, and What We Can Learn from the Past

  • From FDR to Biden: The Creation of the Modern Presidency

    The Center for Constitutional Design at Arizona State University and the National Constitution Center hosted a discussion exploring how the institution of the modern presidency has evolved through the lens of studying the constitutional visions and approaches to executive power of some of America’s past presidents. Presidency experts Sidney Milkis and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and Stephen Knott of Ashland University joined moderator Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center President and CEO, for this conversation.

  • 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.

  • Money, Politics, and the U.S. Constitution

    Who gets to decide whether and how to regulate money in our campaigns and elections? For the past 50 years, the Supreme Court has made itself the nation’s apex regulator of money-in-politics. Through its campaign finance decisions, the Court has taken many options off the table from state and federal policymakers. But is this the way things should be, as a matter of constitutional structure? There is a growing movement — which includes state lawmakers from both major political parties — that is calling for a constitutional amendment that would empower Congress and the States to choose whether and how to regulate money-in-politics. In this panel, we explored the text and theory of the proposed amendment through an interactive discussion with both its advocates and skeptics.