The Alturas Institute is excited to present “Constitutional Conversations” at our new location, 480 Park Avenue in downtown Idaho Falls.
- Doors open at 5:00— guitarist and composer Craig Green will play for us
- “Saving our Democracy” talk begins at 5:40
- Beverages available for purchase
Included with the purchase of a ticket, specialty cheese plates from Broulims in Ammon will be served
No admission charge for teachers and students with valid school ID
Dr. David Gray Adler, an internationally recognized constitutional scholar, will assess the current and ongoing threats to American Democracy, with remedies and prescriptions for saving it, including the role that citizens can play to defend it. Adler is President of The Alturas Institute, a non-profit organization created to advance American Democracy by promoting the Constitution, civic education and gender equality. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and published widely, on the Constitution, presidential power and the Bill of Rights. He is the author of six books including, most recently, The War Power in the Age of Terrorism, as well as more than 100 scholarly articles in the leading journals of his field. He is writing a book on the landmark Supreme Court decision, Reed v. Reed, which had its origins in Idaho and transformed the law for American women. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will write a Forward to the book. Adler’s writings have been quoted by the U.S. Supreme Court, lower federal courts, the U.S. Attorney General, the White House Counsel, the Legal Adviser to the State Department, by Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress, and political scientists, historians and law professors. He has consulted with members of Congress from both political parties on a variety of issues, including impeachment, the war power, the pardon power and the termination of treaties. He has delivered more than 750 public lectures throughout Idaho and writes Op-Ed pieces that run regularly in newspapers across our state, and in papers across the country.