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FAQ

Published in Process FAQ on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

This printable, three-page document includes answers to all the most frequently asked questions about the Convention of States Project.

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Article 22 - The Process of an Article V Convention for...

Published in Surge Article Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 22: This simple, two-page document outlines everything you need to know about the Article V process.

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Convention of States Handbook for Legislators and Citizens

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

The Convention of States Handbook provides all the need-to-know information for state legislators and citizens interested in learning more about the Article V process in general and the Convention of States Project in particular.

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The States Control an Article V Convention of States

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

It’s undeniably clear: the checks and balances on a Convention of States ensure it will not “run away.” This article demonstrates that by responding to “The Article V Convention as Defined by Article V” by Robert Brown.

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We Know the Rules: Congress Does Not Control a Convention...

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Years of historical precedent yield two important conclusions: the rules of a convention are not some unknowable mystery, and Congress does not control the rulemaking process for a convention. Learn more in this article.

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Two Reasons Each State Will Get One Vote, Regardless of...

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

In this article, Professor Rob Natelson explains why disregarding the one-state/one-vote rule would be both unconstitutional and not worth trying.

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Article 5 - How we have learned more and more about the...

Published in Surge Article Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 5: In this piece, Prof. Rob Natelson refutes modern conservative naysayers by tracing the history and development of our COS knowledge.

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Article 8 - Why a State Should Adopt an Article V...

Published in Surge Article Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 8: In this piece, Michael Farris summarizes why it is still essential for states that have adopted a balanced budget amendment to fight for a convention of states.

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Proposed Convention Rules

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

In July 2015, Professor Rob Natelson, one of the nation’s leading Article V experts, crafted an initial draft of rules for a Convention of the States along with Convention of States Project co-founder, Michael Farris. Since then, a group of 200+ state legislators from 40 states have been invited to review Natelson’s rules and provide...

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An Article V Convention Can Be Limited

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

One of the most popular Article V myths is that the subject matter cannot be limited. This article debunks that myth.

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What if Congress Refuses to Call an Article V Convention?

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

The law is clear: if 34 states apply, Congress must call a Convention of States. We explain the details in this document.

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Article 6 - How the Courts have clarified the...

Published in Surge Article Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 6: In this piece, Prof. Rob Natelson walks through the history of the courts supporting and strengthening Article V.

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Article 20 - The Necessary and Proper Clause does NOT...

Published in Surge Article Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Article 20: Rob Natelson explains in this article why the Necessary and Proper Clause does not allow Congress to control a Convention of States. Only the states are permitted to dictate what happens at an amendments convention.

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Article V Legislative Compendium

Published in Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

The Article V Compendium for Lawyers and Legislative Drafters was written by premier Article V scholar Professor Rob Natelson. It includes over 80 pages of original material as well as important and reliable scholarly articles on the laws governing amendment conventions.

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Article 18 - The Article V Solution - Demystifying a...

Published in Surge Article Process on July 18, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Surge Article 18: Article V is clear, powerful, and effective. Rita Dunaway outlines in this piece how the states can use the long-ignored tool to rein in the federal government.

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