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Constitutional Reform
November 3, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a recent Policy Brief by Robert Natelson on the Article V convention for proposing amendments.
October 31, 2017
By Rob Natelson
State lawmakers weighing whether to apply for a federal amendments convention are often asked, "How do you know an amendments convention is a convention of the states?"
September 8, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
This week's Leaflet examines multiple Article V constitutional reform efforts as delegates prepare for the 2017 Planning Convention for a balanced budget amendment.
July 21, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
The Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force needs only seven more states to pass balanced budget amendment resolutions to call for a convention. Robert Natelson says this action will be challenging but appropriate.
July 18, 2017
By Rob Natelson
As the debt of the United States government continues to mount, efforts to add a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution are gaining steam. But drafting such an amendment is not as easy as it sounds.
May 10, 2017
By Tim Benson, Lindsey Stroud
This Research & Commentary examines legislation in Texas calling for an Article V convention for a balanced budget amendment using a compact between states.
April 20, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
This week's Leaflet examines taxes and constitutional amendments, tax reform in Nebraska, a study on civic classes in colleges, a Texas lawsuit suing the EPA, maintenance of certification in Maine, and the 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States.
March 28, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed constitutional amendment that would place stringent spending limits on Iowa legislators.
February 16, 2017
By Nathan Makla
Civil asset forfeiture has united people cross the political spectrum including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Institute for Justice, and the Koch Association.
February 16, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Utah is considering an application for an Article V convention.
February 7, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
A resolution in Kentucky calls for an Article V convention for a federal balanced budget amendment.
February 2, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
A proposal in the Wyoming Legislature to call an Article V convention for a federal balanced budget amendment.
February 1, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Two proposals in Virginia call for an Article V convention.
January 17, 2017
By Rob Natelson
Rob Natelson answers questions surrounding an Article V constitutional convention.
October 21, 2016
By Nathan Makla
Right to hunt and fish amendments have arisen in response to a number of issues, including hunting restrictions being introduced at the behest of animal rights organizations, increasing urbanization, decreasing habitat, and declining numbers of sportsmen
October 20, 2016
By Nathan Makla
Hamilton carried the property rights banner to protect for American citizens an important constitutional right.
September 30, 2016
By Rob Natelson
Despite the obvious importance of the Constitution’s original understanding, legal writers attempting to find it often have reached conclusions based on astonishingly few sources.
September 23, 2016
By Barry Poulson, John Merrifield
The authors propose a new fiscal rule for the United States, a deficit/debt brake, that would impose a stringent limit on government expenditures in the United States.
August 22, 2016
By Judge Harold R. DeMoss, Jr., Nick Dranias, JD, Dr. John Eastman, JD, PhD, Dr. Kevin Gutzman, JD, PhD, Ilya Shapiro, JD, and Gregory Snowden, JD
A Vindication of the Principle of State Sovereignty Against Natelson’s Attack
August 17, 2016
By Rob Natelson
In June 2016 the Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL) issued its “Rules for an Article V Convention for Proposing Amendment(s).” The document is a recommended set of rules for a future amendments convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.