Constitutional Convention

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Noun1.Constitutional Convention - the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787Constitutional Convention - the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
convention - a large formal assembly; "political convention"
Founding Father - a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
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"With a state Constitutional Convention, we can address state term limits, Ethics Commission oversight of our General Assembly, transparency in government, and reductions in corruption.
Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis will today lead the charge when he presents his Constitutional Convention Bill.
They are calling for a constitutional convention to be set up, featuring people from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and propose that a majority of its members be "randomly selected from the population in a way which represents the UK as a whole".
LIAM Byrne, Hodge Hill Labour MP and former West Midlands Minister, called in last week's Post for a constitutional convention - to decide, following the various promises made to Scotland, how additional powers and funding could be transferred from Westminster to the English regions.
The bills would force Congress to call a constitutional convention so the U.S.
The Irish Constitutional Convention emerged out of a compromise between two parties.
THE Constitutional Convention is to recommend the offence of blasphemy be removed from Irish law.
UNIONISTS should embrace the Republic of Ireland's new Constitutional Convention, Gerry Adams said yesterday.
* What were three fundamental questions to which delegates to the Constitutional Convention had to find answers?
But a senior Whitehall source told the Daily Post said the idea of a constitutional convention was premature, and the case had yet to be made for it.
Mississippi constitutional convention of 1832, for instance, decided to
[emphasis added] (13) Responsible government now functions as the keystone of constitutional convention and secures the democratic principle in the Westminster parliamentary system: the people elect a House of Commons of their representatives, and the House of Commons determines who forms the government.

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