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From Political Gridlock to Constitutional Change

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Liam James Doyle
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NPR

In U.S. history, previous periods of gridlock and partisanship eventually gave way to bursts of constitutional amendments. Given our current political climate, are we positioned to see a wave of new amendments? In the book The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union authors John Kowal and Wilfred Codrington III look at the evolution of American democracy.

Guests:

  • John Kowal, vice president for programs at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
  • Wilfred U. Codrington III, assistant professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

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