Town Hall Tuesday: Can the President Use the 14th Amendment to Raise the Debt Ceiling?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Admission: Free
Reservations Recommended: Call 215.409.6700 or order online.

Join Jeffrey Rosen for a conversation with George Washington University's Neil H. Buchanan and Princeton University's Sean Wilentz to discuss the constitutional issues raised by the debt ceiling and budget shutdown. Can the president raise the debt ceiling citing the 14th Amendment? Is the debt ceiling law unconstitutional? What would James Madison think of the government shutdown?

One Tuesday each month, Jeffrey Rosen presents Town Hall Tuesdays live from the museum. These cutting-edge programs will bring the top thinkers from around the country and across the political spectrum to explore the constitutional controversies of the week. This is the place to understand the constitutional questions behind the headlines—from what’s going on at the Supreme Court to the future of privacy and free speech.

Event & Parking Information

Advance reservations recommended; call 215.409.6700 or order online.

Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.

Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.