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Event:
The Case for New Constitutions: film & legal discussion
Start:
March 27, 2014 4:30 pm
End:
March 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Category:
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Organization
LSU Law Center, International Law Society, American Constitution Society
scott.sullivan@law.lsu.edu
Updated:
March 10, 2014
Location
Law Center, McKernan Auditorium

The Case for New Constitutions Event Considers Radical Constitutional Reform in the U.S. and Abroad.

Following a welcome reception, the event kicks off with the 5 p.m. screening of Blueberry Soup, a documentary by Eileen Jerrett chronicling the aftermath of Iceland’s financial collapse that led to re-writing of the nation’s constitution. The film is a deeply touching account of an eclectic group of individuals reinventing democracy, using 21st century media such as Facebook and Twitter.

At 6:30 pm, guest speaker Professor Sanford Levinson of University of Texas School of Law will present arguments for a new Constitutional Convention in the United States and challenge the idea that fundamental governmental principles should remain static over time. A leading critic of the U.S. Constitution and excessive presidential power, Professor Levinson will draw from the extensive research behind his recent book, Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It).

The Case for New Constitutions: A Film Event with Guest Speaker Professor Sanford Levinson

4:30 Welcome reception with food and drink

5:00 Film screening: Blueberry Soup, directed by Eileen Jerrett (80 min)

6:30 Guest Speaker: Professor Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law

Followed by Q&A with the director, Prof. Levinson, and Prof. Scott Sullivan, LSU Law

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