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Stopping a Dangerous Article V Convention

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  • 2.13.2015

ACLU: Calls For a Constitutional Convention Heating Up in the States

ACLU examines the push for a new constitutional convention and why the organization opposes it.

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KC Becker: Constitutional convention could spell chaos for democracy

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Inside Mike Johnson’s Ties to a Far-Right Movement to Gut the Constitution

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Exposed: The Convention of States, a Campaign to Undermine 115 Years of Progressivism

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Maryland Attorney General Warns of the Dangers of an Article V Convention

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Op-Ed by New Jersey Leadership Highlights Threat of Article V Convention

Just before the new year, New Jersey became the latest state to rescind all calls for a constitutional convention. In doing so, New Jersey takes part in removing applications asking for a constitutional convention that, if it were to happen, leaves the door wide open for a complete runaway convention that has the power to […]

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