Making Democracy Work

Constitutional Amendments

Constitutional Amendment Study Background Information

Constitutional Amendment Study Guide This study of amending the U.S. Constitution is in three parts. The questions in Part I are to develop guidelines for evaluating constitutional amendment proposals. Part II asks about aspects of an Article V Constitutional Convention that may be important in conducting such a Convention. Part III relates to how the League might put these guidelines into practice and asks two overall balancing questions between process and positions.

Constitutional Amendment Consensus Questions These are the questions only for the Constitutional Amendment Study. For full background discussion see the study above. The questions in Part I are to develop guidelines for evaluating constitutional amendment proposals. Part II asks about aspects of an Article V Constitutional Convention that may be important in conducting such a convention. Part III asks two overall balancing questions between process and positions.

The Article V Convention for Proposing Constitutional Amendments: Historical Perspectives for Congress

Guidelines for Constitutional Amendments

Celebrate Constitution's Legacy of Interpretation (by Erwin Chemerinsky)