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How "Perfect" Is The U.S. Constitution?

Jan 5, 2016

From a land use standoff in Oregon, to a gun rights standoff looming in Washington, the U.S. constitution is under daily scrutiny in American life. This hour, we'll explore the foundational but outdated document called the Constitution. The system to amend the "living document" has only been utilized twice since 1970. Does new life need to be breathed into the Constitution and how politically feasible would that be in 2016?


  • Akhil Reed Amar - Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University
  • Adrienne Fulco - Associate Professor of Legal and Policy Studies at Trinity College

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Tucker Ives, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.