New York Instances, We The People:
It’s been 50 years since America’s final actual replace to its Structure. We requested seven writers and authorized students what they suppose wants amending subsequent. These essays are a part of a series exploring daring concepts to revitalize and renew the American experiment.
- Kate Andrias (Columbia), All workers shall have the right to form and join labor unions.
- Deborah Archer (NYU; President, ACLU), Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
- Cindy Cohn (Govt Director, Digital Frontier Basis), The right of the people to have privacy and be secure against searches and seizures of their persons, houses, papers and effects, including their data and metadata.
- Alexandra DeSanctis (Nationwide Overview), The word ‘person’ shall apply to all human life — born or unborn.
- Barry McDonald (Pepperdine), The Supreme Court shall be expanded and its powers limited.
- Samuel Moyn (Yale), International law shall be part of American law.
- David Schleicher (Yale), No state or city shall restrict people’s movement.
New York Instances, Thomas Jefferson Gave the Constitution 19 Years. Look Where We Are Now.:
The 26th Amendment to the Structure took impact 50 years in the past this summer time, extending the precise to vote to all People age 18 and older. It was the fourth modification within the span of a decade, three of which expanded voting rights — a burst of democratic reform practically unequaled within the nation’s historical past.
It was additionally the final significant change to the Structure. And based mostly on the nation’s more and more polarized politics, it’s more likely to stay the final for anybody alive as we speak. …
There may be one different avenue for reform specified by Article V of the Structure: a brand new conference, which may be triggered by the settlement of two-thirds of the states and which permits a direct vote on amendments, while not having to undergo Congress. …