November 8, 2023

9:00 am - 10:00 am, Eastern Time

The Constitution in Jeopardy with Russ Feingold

Join the European Law Institute Fundamental Rights Law Special Interest Group and the American Constitution Society for a discussion with former United States Senator and ACS President Russ Feingold, who will 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 United States Constitution’s amendment mechanism—the nation’s first ever—has inched through statehouses. In his book, Feingold examines this quiet effort to radically change the United States 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, American Constitution Society

Professor María-Teresa Gil-Bazo, PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Navarra (Spain); Co-Chair, European Law Institute Fundamental Rights Group

Boštjan Zalar, Senior High Court Judge, Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia, President of the European Chapter of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges (IARMJ-Europe); Co-Chair, European Law Institute Fundamental Rights Group

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