Contemporary Questions Surrounding The Constitutional Amending Process

Contemporary Questions Surrounding The Constitutional Amending Process

by John R. Vile
     
 

This study examines contemporary questions surrounding the process by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended. Beginning with a description of the mechanism and history of the constitutional amending process in America, the work considers five major questions surrounding the amending process. The question of justiciability: whether the courts should have

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This study examines contemporary questions surrounding the process by which the U.S. Constitution can be amended. Beginning with a description of the mechanism and history of the constitutional amending process in America, the work considers five major questions surrounding the amending process. The question of justiciability: whether the courts should have authority to settle amending issues or whether they are political questions beyond the court's purview. The question of standards: what standards of review should be used. The question of safety: the safety of invoking the constitutional convention mechanism. The question of exclusivity: whether there are legal means of changing the Constitution short of Article V. And the question of limitations: whether there are any unstated constitutional limits on the amending process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275945411
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1993
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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