The average lifespan of a country’s constitution is 12 years. But the U.S. Constitution has been around for more than 200. Is it time for a rewrite? And if we did re-do our user manual, who would lead the charge? “America From Scratch” host Toussaint Morrison looks at examples from around the world and wonders: Could a rewrite of the constitution work in the U.S. at all? Featuring Marie Failinger, professor of law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, adjunct lecturer at the University of Iceland; and Chief U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim.
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