Divided Power: The Re-Emergence of Federalism and the 17th Amendment
Pulitzer-Prize winner George F. Will and leading scholars and journalists discuss the 17th Amendment, which requires the direct election of senators. The discussion will explore the Founders' vision for the Senate, the history of this century-old amendment, the question of whether it represents the death of federalism, and the debate over whether we should repeal it today.
Panel 1: Was the 17th Amendment the Death of Federalism?
Welcome Remarks provided by Jeffrey Rosen & John Aglialoro. Panelists: Richard Duncan, David Gans, Wendy Schiller.
Panel 2: Should We Repeal the 17th Amendment?
Panelists: Charles C.W. Cooke, David Schleicher, Ryan Lizza.
Keynote Conversation featuring George F. Will