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Cover of Constitution in Jeopardy

 

About the book

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 rights to regulatory and foreign policy powers. Such a watershed moment would present great danger, and for some, great power.

 

In this important book, Feingold and Prindiville distill extensive legal and historical research and examine the grave risks inherent in this effort. But they also consider the role of constitutional amendment in modern life. Though many focus solely on judicial and electoral avenues for change, such an approach is at odds with a cornerstone ideal of the Founding: that the People make constitutional law, directly. In an era defined by faction and rejection of long-held norms, The Constitution in Jeopardy examines the nature of constitutional change and asks urgent questions about what American democracy is, and should be.

 

Senator Russ Feingold

About Russ Feingold

Russ Feingold served nearly two decades in the United States Senate and is president of the American Constitution Society. He is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and the bestselling author of While America Sleeps.

 

Peter Prindiville

About Peter Prindiville

Peter Prindiville is a non-resident fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and an attorney based in Washington. He previously was a fellow on the Senate Judiciary Committee and a high school history teacher.