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Article V Convention to Propose Constitutional Amendments: Contemporary Issues for Congress
Article V Convention to Propose Constitutional Amendments: Contemporary Issues for Congress
 
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By Thomas H. Neale (au)
Year: 2012
Pages: 36
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-3654-1

Product Code: 1457836548

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Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides two methods of proposing amendments. First, Congress, with the approval of two-thirds of both houses, may propose amendments to the states for ratification, a procedure used to propose all 27 current amendments to the Constitution. Second, if the legislatures of two-thirds of the states (34 at present) apply, Congress shall call a convention for considering and proposing amendments. This alternative, known as an Article V Convention, has not been implemented to date. This report examines the Article V Convention method, focusing on contemporary issues for Congress. Contents: Introduction; Background: Article V of the U.S. Constitution in Brief; Congress and the Article V Convention in the 21st Century; The Role of Congress in the Article V Convention Process; Concluding Observations. This is a print on demand report.

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