- Nov 1, 2015
- Reaction score
- Sitting down in front of my computer
Which rulings do you consider egregious? That is the question!Recent rulings by the Supreme Court basically exemplifies why an Article 5 convention is required to put things back into good order.
We have so many bad court decisions to reverse and the Article 5 convention is the only way to do it.
Federalist Society on Article Five Convention Status
Congress may face this issue very soon. At least 27 state legislatures have valid applications outstanding for a convention to propose a balanced budget amendment (BBA). At least six states without BBA applications have outstanding applications calling for a plenary convention. Thus, if aggregation is called for, 33 of the 34 applications needed for Congress to call a convention likely exist.After consideration of the language of Article V, case law, historical practice, and other factors, this paper concludes that Congress should add existing plenary applications to the BBA total, and that it should call a BBA convention if and when the aggregated total reaches 34.
So if Trump has a landslide win and the GOP regains the House, maintains the Senate and picks up a majority in a state that has not yet called for an article Five Convention, only one more state is needed to call the convention if a sympathetic Republican House rules in favor of aggregating the BBA applications with the 'plenary' 'blank check' applications and have an instant super majority of states in favor.
So next year could be the beginning of addressing a huge number of egregious SCOTUS ruling, two of which have come in the last two weeks alone.