📕 For the December’s book club, we will be reading Constitutional Brinksmanship: Amending the Constitution by National Convention by Russel L. Caplan. Mr. Caplan will be joining us for this presentation. Whether you have read this book already or want to learn more about Caplans’s systematic study of the legal problems relating to the convention clause, we would like you to attend. Please join us for Wolf-PAC’s book club meeting on December at 4 pm EST.
In this first systematic study of the legal problems relating to the convention clause, Russell Caplan shows that repeated constitutional crises have given rise to state drives for a national convention nearly every twenty years since the Constitution was enacted. He deftly examines the politics of constitutional brinksmanship between Congress and the states to reveal the ongoing tension between state and federal rights and constitutional tradition and reform.
Russel. L. Caplan, a former attorney with the Unites States Department of Justice now in private practice, holds degrees from Dartmouth, Oxford (as a Fulbright Scholar) and Yale Law School. His writing on constitutional theory and history has appeared in such journal as the Harvard Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and The New Republic.
This book can be read for free on Open Library.
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