Can a group of states ban together for the first time since 1787 to change the Constitution at a convention? It all comes down to a matter of math and a few important numbers: 5, 27, 34, 38, 535 and 9.
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In this commentary, Lawrence Lessig from Harvard Law School and Nick Dranias of the Compact for America Educational Foundation refute what they see as fear-mongering about the Article V process for amending the Constitution at a state level.
Lyle Denniston looks at the latest talk about different ways to amend the Constitution, including ideas about changing the article that outlines the amendment process.
In the first of a series of podcasts on Changing the Constitution, Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would pose.
A House representative from California wants Congress to investigate claims that 34 states have asked for a second constitutional convention. But even verifying that those states have asked for such a meeting seems problematic.