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The delegates consisted of native Californios who had been Mexican citizens until 1848, and Americans from both north and south of the Maxon-Dixon line, who were unanimous that California should not become a slaveholding state. The resolution
A wide variety of participants from both the left and the right mixed with surprising comfort and cordiality, and found numerous points of agreement. Something's just not right with the country, all agreed, and my comment that America has by far the
C onvening a constitutional convention to fundamentally alter the nation's governing foundations would be unpredictable, said the keynote speaker at a Harvard Law School symposium aimed at finding common ground between the political left and right.
Those were the arguments of local elected officials debating the merits of a constitutional convention Tuesday morning before the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County. State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Rush Township, who has penned legislation
A scholar who served for 40 years as a constitutional law expert at the Library of Congress is pointing to President Barack Obama's use of military force in Libya without congressional authorization--and, in the longer-term, a lack of effective
The left's assault on liberty never rests, so don't ever be sucked into supporting the dangerous idea of a new constitutional convention, even if its stated purposes purport to be limited. Recently, CNN's Fareed Zakaria spoke admiringly of how "
DispatchPolitics The Daily Briefing A long-term plan to update the Ohio Constitution, likely as an alternative to a state constitutional convention that hasn't been held since 1912, was approved yesterday by the Ohio House...Batchelder, R-Medina, the
New York, NY, May 31, 2011 At an auction held on Friday, May 20, at Sotheby's, the Chairman of the New-York Historical Society, Roger Hertog, purchased the Constitutional Convention notebooks of John Lansing, Jr., a New York delegate to the 1787
DispatchPolitics The Daily Briefing Like an old house, the Ohio Constitution may still have a lot of value and character, but that doesn't mean it couldn't use some serious updates and a good cleaning. Similar to a panel that convened 40 years ago
WIkipedia Edmund Randolph This originally appeared at New Deal 2.0 Edmund Randolph of Virginia kicked off the meeting we now know as the United States constitutional convention by offering his fellow delegates a key inducement to forming a new U.S.