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blog:how_the_states_have_used_conventions_and_the_amendment_process_to_promote_reform [2015/12/25 04:21]
Oliver Wolcott created
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- +//In the third edition of his 6-part series on Article V, Rob Natelson explains how Article V conventions have impacted national reform efforts.// ​\\  
-//In the third edition of his 6-part series on Article V, Rob Natelson explains how Article V conventions have impacted national reform efforts.//+[ [[blog:​the_history_you_need_to_know_to_understand_the_article_v_process|Part 1]] - [[blog:​how_the_founders_inserted_the_amendments_convention_into_the_constitution|Part 2]] - [[blog:​how_the_states_have_used_conventions_and_the_amendment_process_to_promote_reform|Part 3]] - [[blog:​how_the_judiciary_s_decision_shed_light_on_the_federal_amendments_convention|Part 4]] - [[blog:​how_the_convention_for_proposing_amendments_became_the_subject_of_popular_mythology|Part 5]] - [[blog:​how_the_procedures_for_a_modern_amendments_convention_may_unfold|Part 6]] ]
  
 During the century and a half after the Constitution'​s ratification,​ the states [[http://​liberty.i2i.org/​files/​2012/​03/​IP_5_2011_c.pdf|repeatedly applied to Congress]] for an amendments convention. Although they never reached the threshold of two-thirds on any particular subject — and therefore never forced Co[[https://​www.washingtonpost.com/​news/​volokh-conspiracy/​wp/​2015/​12/​09/​how-the-states-have-used-conventions-and-the-amendment-process-to-promote-reform/​|n]]gress to call a convention — they did enjoy some success in forcing constitutional change. During the century and a half after the Constitution'​s ratification,​ the states [[http://​liberty.i2i.org/​files/​2012/​03/​IP_5_2011_c.pdf|repeatedly applied to Congress]] for an amendments convention. Although they never reached the threshold of two-thirds on any particular subject — and therefore never forced Co[[https://​www.washingtonpost.com/​news/​volokh-conspiracy/​wp/​2015/​12/​09/​how-the-states-have-used-conventions-and-the-amendment-process-to-promote-reform/​|n]]gress to call a convention — they did enjoy some success in forcing constitutional change.
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