March 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Is it Time to Amend the U.S. Constitution?
Recently our country has struggled to respond to a pandemic, systemic racism, extreme political polarization, and even a deadly insurrection attempt. Are the events of the past year manifestations of deep dysfunction in our political system? Are we experiencing constitution-level problems that require a constitution-level solution?
Join the ACS Philadelphia Lawyer Chapter, the Drexel Law ACS Student Chapter, the Temple Law ACS Student Chapter, and American Promise for this webinar considering whether it is time for Americans to engage in "constitutional politics." What would it mean to amend the Constitution in the 21st century? How might a push for constitutional politics help Americans bridge their divides? Our speakers will offer ideas about whether and how the American people should revisit and amend our fundamental charter. We will use a specific amendment proposal by American Promise, which aims to revive the sovereignty of the people by addressing the disproportionate power of money in our political system, as a springboard for discussing the idea of constitutional politics more generally.
Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Brian Boyle, Counsel, American Promise
Craig Green, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of PA CLE Credit.