SOURCE: New York Times
by Jesse Wegman
Our eighteenth-century Constitution combines with twenty-first century partisanship to block meaningful reforms and place basic rights in the hands of the judiciary. A panel of legal scholars weighs in on the possibility of change.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Gillian Brockell
The most serious effort to abolish the Electoral College followed George Wallace's third party bid in 1968, when both major parties realized that a spoiler candidate could throw the election to the House of Representatives and extort political concessions for electoral votes. Southern conservatives, happy with the leverage the system gave them, blocked the amendment in the Senate.
by David O. Stewart
Four waves of amendments have wrought critical changes in the Constitution. The new Congress should commence a fifth.
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