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Our Undemocratic Constitution - Sanford Levinson, 2008

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  1. The bicameral legislature and its inefficiencies
  2. The life tenure of Supreme Court justices
  3. The qualifications to become President or a member of Congress
  4. The "Iron cage" created by Article V

In "Our Undemocratic Constitution" by Sanford Levinson, the author argues that the Constitution has become outdated, and that it must be changed. His basic premise is that our nation was not the same as it was during the Constitutional Convention in the late 18th century, and in order to remain effective and democratic, it must be updated to suite the modern needs of our time. In the book, Levinson criticizes the difficulties posed by the structure of the U.S. Senate, the life tenure of Supreme Court Justices, the creation of Second Class Citizens in our nation, the difficulty of passing Constitutional Amendments as a result of Article V, as well as many other issues he considers undemocratic.

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