Constitutional Convention

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the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787

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Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has also said he will appoint Carwyn Jones as co-chairman of a constitutional convention within the party if he wins the contest.
WELSH Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has given her backing to a new push by her party to launch a constitutional convention to thrash out a new settlement for the UK.
A new Article V constitutional convention could change the ratification requirement from three-fourths of the states to a simple majority of the states, or even to a simple majority in a national referendum of U.
The lawmaker is proposing the referendum to be held simultaneous with the national Election on May 9, 2016 for the purpose of asking the people the following question: "Do you want the 17th Congress to, within 90 days from the opening of its session, call for a constitutional convention that will be composed of elected and appointed delegates to propose amendments to, or revision of, the 1987 Constitution?
It has a nondiscretionary ministerial duty to call a constitutional convention when the magic number has been reached.
These unwritten rules are called constitutional conventions, which Andrew Heard defines as "informal rules that bind political actors to behave in a certain way .
The Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada represents an invaluable interpretation of constitutional conventions in its own right.
Plaid Cymru spokesman Jonathan Edwards asked what Wales would gain from a constitutional convention.
UNIONISTS should embrace the Republic of Ireland's new Constitutional Convention, Gerry Adams said yesterday.
Farrell is Professor of Politics at University College Dublin and research director of the Irish Constitutional Convention.
22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the near-future political thriller, "The Blue Folio" by attorney-novelist Matt McMahon, the second constitutional convention takes place in 2037 C on the 250[sup.
As a proud Democrat, I support Rhode Island's Constitutional Convention, and ask everyone to please vote yes on question 3.
They are calling for a constitutional convention to be set up, featuring people from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and propose that a majority of its members be "randomly selected from the population in a way which represents the UK as a whole".
LIAM Byrne, Hodge Hill Labour MP and former West Midlands Minister, called in last week's Post for a constitutional convention - to decide, following the various promises made to Scotland, how additional powers and funding could be transferred from Westminster to the English regions.
chaired the Scottish Constitutional Convention, who laid the groundwork to Yes supporter Canon Kenyon Wright chaired the Scottish Constitutional Convention, who laid the groundwork to set up the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
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