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  • The Lamp of Experience: Constitutional Amendments Work0

    • March 9, 2014

    (This article originally appeared in the American Thinker.) Opponents of a Convention of States long argued that there was an unacceptable risk a convention might do too much.  It now appears they were mistaken. So they increasingly argue that amendments cannot do enough. The “too much” contention was first promulgated in modern times by apologists

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  • A Response to the “Runaway Scenario”0

    • February 15, 2013

    NOTE: This is an updated version of an essay first published in 2013. For a comprehensive treatment of the law of Article V, see State Initiation of Constitutional Amendments: A Guide for Lawyers and Legislative Drafters (4th ed. 2016) and more recent postings on this website. Many lawmakers and activists, and most of the public,

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