Geof Stone Discusses "The Constitution, the Practice of Democracy, & Unintended Consequences" on C-SPAN

U.S. Constitution, Politics and Civic Discourse
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
C-SPAN
December 28, 2011

On October 2, 2011, Geoffrey Stone participated in a panel discussion at The American Academy of Arts and Sciences entitled "The Constitution, the Practice of Democracy, & Unintended Consequences." The description of the panel is below; click through on the "Read more at" link to watch the video.

What's wrong with civic discourse in America today? Have judicial decisions intended to enhance voter participation contributed to a polarized political climate? Does the election primary system promote partisanship and limit the prospects for centrists? Do campaign finance laws work against voter engagement?

  • David Souter
    Retired Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Mickey Edwards
    Vice President, Aspen Institute; former member of Congress
  • Geoffrey Stone
    Professor of Law , University of Chicago Law School
  • Heather Gerken
    Professor of Law, Yale Law School
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