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  • Scalia Probably Favored An Amendments Convention — But Does It Matter?

    Scalia Probably Favored An Amendments Convention — But Does It Matter?0

    • April 12, 2017

    A majority of state legislatures have voted to trigger the U.S. Constitution’s most important procedure for reforming the federal government. This is the gathering that Article V of the Constitution calls “a convention for proposing amendments”—more popularly known as a “convention of states.” Advocates of a convention of states rely on a supportive statement made by the

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  • Using a Convention of States to Bypass Congress

    Using a Convention of States to Bypass Congress0

    • April 9, 2017

    Convinced that Congress is unlikely to cure federal dysfunction, most state legislatures have triggered the Constitution’s most important reform mechanism: They have applied for what the Constitution calls “a convention for proposing amendments”—a kind of convention of states. This year, Wyoming became the 29th state to apply for a convention to propose a balanced budget

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  • A Burst of New Article V Progress

    A Burst of New Article V Progress0

    • March 24, 2017

    For a few weeks earlier this year, it looked like the Article V movement might have stalled. Some state lawmakers thought the election of President Trump would be a sufficient solution to federal dysfunction. Wyoming’s passage of a balanced budget application was offset by rejection in conservative Idaho and rescission in liberal New Mexico. The

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