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  • Statement by Rob Natelson on the “Compact for America’s” Latest Attack0

    • August 22, 2016

    The authors affiliated with the Compact for America (CFA) would have us believe that states may use their ordinary law-making power to reduce the Constitution’s extended five-step amendment procedure to two steps, and that the courts will meekly acquiesce. Common sense tells us that the courts are unlikely to do so. The conclusion of common

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  • The 37th “Convention of States” Discovered!6

    • August 21, 2016

    Recently a professor teaching constitutional law at a prestigious university wrote in one of the nation’s top newspapers that we should oppose an Article V convention of states in part because the 1787 Constitutional Convention is “the only precedent we have.” As occurs too often among law professors, he obviously had not researched the subject

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  • Convention Rules from the “Assembly of State Legislatures:” Two Cheers Only0

    • August 17, 2016

    In June, the Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL), a planning group of state lawmakers, issued suggested rules for an Article V Convention for Proposing Amendments. The rules represent a commendable effort. But they also fall short in a number of ways, partly because the composition of the ASL differs from that of an actual convention

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