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Signing_of_Constitution_Chandler_Christy_smThe Constitutional 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • The Relationship Between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

    The Relationship Between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution0

    • March 21, 2017

    I’m sometimes asked about the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Their connection is not difficult to understand. The Declaration is a statement based on natural law. Natural law consists of fundamental principles of justice and right. Monotheists see natural law as deriving from the Creator. Polytheists see it as deriving from


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Rob Natelson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Jurisprudence
Email: rgnatelson@gmail.com
Phone: 303-279-6536, ext 114