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Richard Albert on Constitutional Amendment

Season 1, Ep. 440

In this episode, Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses his new book, "Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions," which is published by Oxford University Press. Albert begins by explaining what it means to amend a constitution and why understanding the amendment process is critical to understanding how constitutions work. He describes how constitutions can be amended and the different kinds of constitutional amendments. He reflects on whether a constitution or amendment can be "unamendable." And he discusses what the amendment process tells us about the nature of a constitution. Albert is on Twitter at @RichardAlbert.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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