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Exchange Exemplar: The Imperfection Of The Constitution

The United States Constitution.

It started out with cracks, say legal scholars

We can argue all day and all night about the true meaning of the U.S. Constitution and how best to carry out its intent. But one thing is clear: even the people who created the document did not always agree.

In fact, some of their disagreements could not be resolved, and the Constitution reflects that.

Husband-and-wife authors Sanford and Cynthia Levinson point this out in their book Fault Lines in the Constitution. The Levinsons joined us for a lively discussion in 2017.

Many of the same issues raised have been further underscored by presidential impeachment and arguments about separation of powers in the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.