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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When the Louisiana State Constitutional Convention was in session, I wrote an open letter to that body pleading for justice for the race.
Such constitutional conventions would consolidate the inherent powers of a free people, whose right "to alter or abolish" our government is enshrined in the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence:
On the question of the parties' respective proposals relating to citizens' assemblies and constitutional conventions, this coalition marriage resulted in the promise to establish a constitutional convention to examine eight specific issues:
This article raises the question: how can our constitutional conventions be clarified to prevent future constitutional crises?
In light of the much discussed issue to "codify" or make an official interpretation of constitutional conventions in Canada, this article introduces the Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada to further stimulate discussion on the topics presented at the Public Policy Forum and at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights in 2011.
6) I believe the correct answer is that Article V does not contemplate "limited" constitutional conventions, in the sense that limitations on what the convention is allowed to propose may be imposed from outside the convention either by the Congress in calling the convention or by the state legislatures that have applied for one.
The language of this tradition, whether ultimately chosen or avoided, provides an essential understanding of New York's current article governing constitutional amendments and revision and its two mechanisms of constitutional change: legislative proposals and constitutional conventions.
It has been more than a century since Californians held their only two constitutional conventions.
A recent review of the state constitutional conventions in Oregon (1857) and Washington (1889) for an amicus brief in Locke v.
The West Midlands Constitutional Conventions view is that voters should be given a chance to vote; it is their right, but that it should be about a devolution package for the region not simply what London is prepared to give us.

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