Over at Balkinization, Gerard Magliocca writes that Indiana “is poised to pass a resolution petitioning for a national constitutional convention.” The resolution calls for a limited convention — one that is “strictly confined to consideration of amendments concerning the limitation of the commerce and taxing powers of Congress.” Moreover, the resolution states that at the convention each state should have one vote.
Like all applications for a convention — whether limited or not — the odds are against this one. But you never know. There is always a first time. It is too bad that this aspect of our Constitution works so poorly. For elaboration on this argument, see here. Continue Reading →