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Past Event

Russ Feingold and Peter Prindiville: The Constitution in Jeopardy

Over the last two decades, a fringe plan to call a convention under the Constitution's amendment mechanism—the nation's first ever—has inched through statehouses. Delegates, like those in Philadelphia two centuries ago, would exercise nearly unlimited authority to draft changes to our fundamental law, potentially altering anything from voting and free speech to regulatory and foreign policy powers. Such a watershed moment would present great danger, and for some, great power.

Russ Feingold and Peter Prindiville examine the nature of such constitutional changes in modern life and ask the urgent question about what American democracy is—and should be.

Notes

Prindiville photo by Rouse Photography Group LLC.

November 30, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

Speakers
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Russ Feingold

Former U.S. Senator (D-Wisconsin); President, American Constitution Society; Co-author, The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It; Twitter @russfeindgold

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Peter Prindiville

Non-resident Fellow, Stanford Constitutional Law Center; Co-Author, The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It; Twitter @prindivillean

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Melissa Caen

Attorney; Political Analyst—Moderator

Format

3–4 p.m. program
(all times PST)

COST

Online:
$5 members
$10 nonmembers
$35 members with book
$40 nonmembers with book