Justice Stevens' Six New Amendments

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John Paul Stevens, retired Supreme Court Justice and author of Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution (Little, Brown and Company, 2014), offers six specific amendments to be made to the U.S. Constitution, drawing on his extensive experience on the Supreme Court.


Stevens' Proposed Amendments Relate To

  • The "Anti-Commandeering" rule that relates to the relationship between Congress and the states
  • Gerrymandering and redistricting
  • Campaign finance
  • Change the "sovereign immunity" laws that protect the state from lawsuits
  • The death penalty
  • Gun control