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Constitutional Soundbites: How Can States Amend the Constitution?

April 10, 2018

What is the process behind amending the U.S. Constitution? Can it only be done federally or are states able to seize control?

In this episode of The Heartland Institute’s Constitutional Soundbites series, David Shestokas, Chris Talgo and Lindsey Stroud discuss “Article V: Amendments” from Shestokas’ book Constitutional Soundbites. Topics include: the U.S. Constitution amendment process, how amendments are proposed, how amendments become effective, and the probability of amending the Constitution in the near future.

David Shestokas earned his B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in June of 1987. In 1986-87 he served on The John Marshall Law Review. @@shestokas
Chris Talgo is senior editor at The Heartland Institute and a research fellow for Heartland’s Socialism Research Center.
Work from Heartland Institute staff. @@heartlandinst