January 27, 2023

ACS Book Talk: The Constitution In Jeopardy


The American Constitution Society hosted a conversation featuring ACS President Russ Feingold discussing his book, The Constitution in Jeopardy, with Wilfred Codrington III, Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School on January 26, 2023.

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 their book, Feingold and his co-author, legal scholar Peter Prindiville, examine 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. The authors distill extensive legal and historical research and examine the grave risks inherent in this effort, while considering the role of constitutional amendment in modern life and offering a way forward.

You can purchase The Constitution in Jeopardy here, or at your local bookseller.