Conventional Wisdom: The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution by John VileConventional Wisdom: The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution by John Vile

Conventional Wisdom: The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S…

byJohn Vile

Paper over Board | March 1, 2016

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Vile surveys more than two centuries of scholarship on Article V and concludes that the weight of the evidence indicates that states and Congress have the legal right to limit the scope of such conventions to a single subject and that political considerations would make a runaway convention unlikely.
John R. Vile is a professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University. He has written extensively on the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the constitutional amending process, proposed alternatives to the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court decisions and other...
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Title:Conventional Wisdom: The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S…Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820349003

ISBN - 13:9780820349008

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Vile provides a methodical, expert, and very fair-minded analysis of the process of amending the US Constitution through a state-initiated national convention. . . . This timely, useful book will interest scholars of public and constitutional law as well as those general readers who avidly devour books on the Constitution. - D. B. Robertson - Choice