The University of Chicago News Office
November 4, 1996 Press Contact: Sabrina Miller
(773) 702-4195
sabrinamiller@uchicago.edu
 

Is Amending the Constitution a Waste of Time?

In the last two years, members of Congress have proposed more than a dozen new Constitutional amendments. Bob Dole endorses no fewer than four constitutional amendments–on flag burning, prayer in the schools, a balanced budget, and term limits. President Clinton wants a Constitutional amendment to protect the rights of victims in the criminal justice system. Thursday, Nov. 7, a University of Chicago Constitutional Scholar will argue that trying to amend the Constitution is a futile gesture and that changes are more effectively left to the political process.

WHO:
David Strauss
Harry N. Wyatt Professor
University of Chicago Law School

WHAT:"Does It Matter If We Amend the Constitution?”
Katz Lecture

WHEN:4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996

WHERE:Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom
University of Chicago Law School
1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago

 

http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/96/961104.strauss.katz.shtml
Last modified at 03:50 PM CST on Wednesday, June 14, 2000.

University of Chicago News Office
5801 South Ellis Avenue - Room 200
Chicago, Illinois 60637-1473
(773) 702-8360
Fax: (773) 702-8324
Contact Us