September 22, 2023
6:00 pm, Central Time
ACS Houston: The Constitution in Jeopardy with Russ Feingold
Join the ACS Houston Lawyer Chapter for a conversation with ACS President and former Senator Russ Feingold to discuss the state of American democracy and his book, The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It. 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.
Over the past two decades, a fringe plan to call the nation’s first ever convention under the Constitution's amendment mechanism has inched through statehouses. In his book, Feingold examines this quiet effort to radically change our constitution. If realized, the plan would allow convention delegates nearly unlimited authority to draft alterations to anything from voting and free speech rights to regulatory and foreign policy powers. He distills extensive legal and historical research and examines the grave risks inherent in this effort, while considering the role of constitutional amendment in modern life and offering a way forward.
Russ Feingold, President, ACS