Eyes and Ears of the League
President's Page (Mary George)
October Units Information (Ann Machovina)
Good News Is Getting Around! - Ethics (Barbara Furniss)
Do You Like to Read?
Human Resources (Carol Greenspan)
Continuing Responsibilities - Apportionment of State Legislatures (Tosh Tasaka)
Attention New Members and Guests
Help! - Nominating Committee (Evelyn Oishi)
Continuing Responsibilities - Apportionment of State Legislatures
Article V of the Constitution provides that Congress (1) by a two-thirds vote of both Houses or (2) on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states (34) shall call a convention for proposing amendments which, when ratified by three-fourths of the states (38), shall be valid. There is no precedent for calling a convention on applications of the states and thus several questions arise: May a constitutional convention, be called for the purpose of proposing an amendment already drafted and may it be so instructed? Are these petitions, unless they call for a general, deliberative convention, constitutionally valid?
If you'd like more information on apportionment, League publications -National Continuing Responsibilities 1966-1968 (40¢) and Current Review of Continuing Responsibilities No. 8 (50¢) are available.
|September 1967||Top Home Newsletters||November 1967|