Significant and respected commentary in the academic and judicial communities note that a federal constitutional convention, once called, could become an unlimited and wide-ranging free-for-all and propose any number of constitutional amendments it chose to. We opposed this resolution which would have called for a federal constitutional convention with the goal of passing constitutional amendments that would “impose restraints on the federal government.” We noted that this broad language could allow for any number of special interest groups – and their money – to propose harmful constitutional amendments. This bill died in committee.
Federal Constitutional Convention (H 5188)
Representative Arthur Corvese
Died in Committee