In today's sharply divided political climate, there is one thing Americans appear to agree on: the government is not working. As of December 2013, Congress' approval rating hit single digits, dropping to a record low of nine percent, while the president's approval rating dipped below 40 percent. Partisan politics gets most of the blame, but some legal scholars on both the left and the right have begun to ask if the root cause lies in the U.S. Constitution. Join Jeffrey Toobin as he discusses his widely-debated New Yorker article, "Our Broken Constitution" with Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.
Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis. Rosen is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor for the Atlantic.
Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a senior analyst for CNN. “The Mitigator,” his piece about capital punishment and Danalynn Recer, appeared in the May 9th issue.