The conconcon: Wrong name, right time

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August 16, 2011
Nolan Chart
by Bill Walker  
Posted in Commentary

"Some raise concerns about the possibility of a 'runaway' convention, whereby large swaths of the Constitution would be overturned in a unthinking frenzy driven by overzealous conventioneers. But the Constitution makes it clear that changes suggested by a Constitutional Convention would not take effect unless ratified by three-fourths of states, most likely via passage by those states' legislatures, so as few as 13 of America's 99 state legislative chambers could block an amendment that is too extreme." (08/16/11)  

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