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The Constitution Studies Center combines careful, objective scholarship into the original understanding of the Constitution with advocacy for human freedom under law. It produces books, issue papers, articles, and legal briefs reporting the results of its research. Since 2010, the Center has had enormous influence on constitutional law cases and commentary, but also on policy makers and grass roots activists. For example, the Center's research findings galvanized the massive and growing "Article V" movement to restore constitutional limits on the federal government. 
 
 
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December 26th, 2014
Apis Books, has just issued the ALL NEW THIRD EDITION of my popular work, The Original Constitution: What It Actually Said and Meant. You can get it in either hard copy or Kindle form here. The third edition includes research updates on the original meaning of such issues as: * The Recess Appointments Clause (Justice Scalia quoted my [...]
December 18th, 2014
A little known aspect of our Constitution is that it delegates power, not just to the U.S. Government and to its units, but also to persons and entities outside the U.S. Government. In each case, the power to act is derived ultimately from the Constitution. Even when those persons or entities are states or officeholders [...]
December 15th, 2014
This article was first published in The American Thinker. It is said that no second heir to the British throne has been named John because of the reputation of the first. King John (reigned: 1199-1216) could be charming and efficient, but he was ruthless and utterly untrustworthy, and several times he drove his subjects to the point [...]
December 4th, 2014
A new II Backgrounder contains a brief and clear explanation of how the people, through their state legislatures, can address federal dysfunction while bypassing Congress. The Backgrounder is the first publication of II’s new “Article V Information Center.” You can read it here.
December 1st, 2014
This article originally appeared at The American Thinker. The Article V Handbook, which I authored for the American Legislative Exchange Council, emphasizes that citizens pressing for constitutional amendments should avoid fringe or unpopular proposals. The Handbook distills four guiding principles for selecting amendments worthy of support: (1) An amendment should move America back toward Founding principles. (2) [...]
November 20th, 2014
Earlier this year, I documented one of the reasons we know an Article V convention is a “convention of the states” rather than a mass popular gathering: Founding Era documents tell us so. I listed several such documents. (Subsequent to the Founding, in the case of Smith v. Union Bank, the Supreme Court also referred [...]
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December 26th, 2014
Apis Books, has just issued the ALL NEW THIRD EDITION of my popular work, The Original Constitution: What It Actually Said and Meant. You can get it in either hard copy or Kindle form here. The third edition includes research updates on the original meaning of such issues as: * The Recess Appointments Clause (Justice Scalia quoted my [...]