Constitutional Brinksmanship: Amending the Constitution by National Convention

Oxford University Press, 08.12.1988 - 264 Seiten
In this first systematic study of the legal problems relating to the convention clause, Russell Caplan shows that repeated constitutional crises have given rise to state drives for a national convention nearly every twenty years since the Constitution was enacted. He deftly examines the politics of constitutional brinksmanship between Congress and the states to reveal the ongoing tension between state and federal rights and constitutional tradition and reform.

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Part II Operating Principles
Conclusion The Politics of Uncertainty
Appendix Convention Applications of Virginia and New York 17881789
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