September 16, 2020

Constitution Day 2020 – ERA

By EME Team

This Thursday, Constitution Day, at 3pm est (noon on the West Coast) please join EME President Kamala Lopez in an important conversation about the future of the ERA hosted by the American Constitution Society and moderated by its President, former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.

https://www.acslaw.org/event/current-efforts-to-amend-the-constitution-a-constitution-day-discussion/

Current Efforts to Amend the Constitution: A Constitution Day Discussion

The American Constitution is by design famously hard to change, and as a result, it has been almost 30 years since it was last formally amended.

Recently, we’ve seen amendment battles play out in a number of ways. Conservative legal forces, seeking a Balanced Budget Amendment and Term Limits, have been attempting to call a constitutional convention. But could the subject matter of such a convention be limited? And the Equal Rights Amendment, proposed by Congress under Article V’s other provision for amending the Constitution, is now the subject of litigation, after Virginia became the 38th state to pass it earlier this year.

Join ACS on Constitution Day for a conversation about constitutional change, the amendment process, and what it means for our constitutional order.

Introductory Remarks:

Kamala Lopez, Executive Director, Equal Means Equal

Featured Speakers:

Wilfred Codrington III, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, and Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice

Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Michelle Kallen, Virginia Deputy Solicitor General

Russ Feingold, ACS President, Moderator

With love and thanks,

EME team

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