On The Issues: Premiere of Groundbreaking New Book on the Basic Charter of American Government

08/30/2022 - 12:15
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On The Issues: Premiere of Groundbreaking New Book on the Basic Charter of American Government
Category: Community
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Time: 12:15pm
Access: Open to Public
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Authors Russ Feingold and Peter Prindiville—in a conversation with Marquette Law School’s Mike Gousha—will visit Eckstein Hall for the national debut of their new book, The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It. The book examines the history and meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s amendment procedure and what the authors regard as fringe efforts to call the first-ever constitutional convention under its provisions and as the need for reform that provides for more frequent, democratic constitutional change. The Constitution in Jeopardy is intended to offer both a warning and a way forward and is written for a broad audience of engaged citizens.

The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. CDT in Eckstein Hall’s Lubar Center. It is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Please register HERE to attend in person (space is limited).

We have partnered with Boswell Book Company, which will offer The Constitution in Jeopardy for sale at this event; you may also preorder copies by clicking here. The authors will be signing copies after the program.

About the participants: Russ Feingold is president of the American Constitution Society and a former three-term U.S. senator from Wisconsin; he has served as a visiting professor of law at Marquette University, Stanford University, and Yale University. Peter Prindiville, a native of Woodstock, Ill., is a nonresident fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and an attorney based in Washington, D.C. Mike Gousha is Marquette Law School’s senior advisor in law and public policy.