Constitutional Convention

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

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Coming at a time when the movement for constitutional reform is perceived as great--on the heels of the Tea Party movement and the electoral landslide of 2010--one might have thought, hoped, or dreamed that now, finally, the time had come when an Article V convention might have fully captured the public imagination and supplied the political atmosphere in which this legal analysis would take root and bloom into an actual constitutional convention.
Conservative estimates place the price tag of holding a constitutional convention at $45 million.
The last constitutional convention was held in 1967, and its product was rejected by the voters.
The pros and cons of a constitutional convention were aired in Southern California for the first time Friday in a panel discussion and forum by the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley & Region, held at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank.
Thirty-two of 34 states have passed resolutions calling for a Constitutional Convention.
The last time the Philippines had a constitutional convention was in 1986, a year after the ouster of then leader Ferdinand Marcos through a military-backed people's uprising.
It is with this in mind that the Oregon State Archives has developed two exhibits to honor these visionaries and commemorate Oregon's Constitutional Convention.
Over the more than two centuries that have passed since New York's first constitutional convention that lead to the adoption of New York's first constitution in 1777, (2) the topic of constitutional change has received considerable attention by scholars and delegates at subsequent constitutional conventions.
also stated that he considers a Constitutional Convention as the best mode.
What happened in between the first wave of proposals for a constitutional convention and the shift to the constituent assembly mode of change?
Drilon said that pursuant to Article XVII, Section 3 of the Constitution, "Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of all its members, call a constitutional convention to propose amendments to, or a revision of, the Constitution.
Medialdea to submit a Palace position on its preferred mode of amending the Charter: through a constitutional convention or Congress as Constituent Assembly.
Constitutional Convention advocates recently held a "Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention" (BBAPC) hosted at the State House of Representatives in Phoenix, Arizona.
While that in itself is surprising - the American people have never exercised their legally enshrined right to convene a new Constitutional convention - what's more surprising is that pro-business groups with ties to the Koch brothers have pushed for similar legislation in more than 30 states, and they've been remarkably successful: A dozen states have passed bills calling for a convention that would produce an altered Constitution that would likely limit federal spending and power.
Speech delivered at the Constitutional Centenary Foundation's National Schools Constitutional Convention, Canberra, 1 March 1997).
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