Research/Resources

Legal Treatise:

New Fourth Edition: State Initiation of Constitutional Amendments: A Guide for Lawyers and Legislative Drafters by Robert G. Natelson (2016)

Legal and Historical Scholarship:

Awaiting Publication: Why The Constitution’s Convention for Proposing Amendments is a Convention of the States

Already Published:

Founding-Era Conventions and the Meaning of the Constitution’s “Convention for Proposing Amendments, “65 Fla. L. Rev. 615 (2013)

Proposing Constitutional Amendments by Convention: Rules Governing the Process 78 Tenn. L. Rev. 693 (2011)

The State-Application-and-Convention Method of Amending the Constitution: The Founding-Era Vision, 28 Cooley L. Rev. 9 (2011)

Amending the Constitution by Convention: Practical Guidance for Citizens and Policymakers (Independence Institute, 2012) (updated and amended version of an earlier paper published by the Goldwater Institute)

Amending The Constitution by Convention: Lessons for Today from the Constitution’s First Century (Independence Institute, 2011) (updated and amended version of an earlier paper published by the Goldwater Institute)

Amending the Constitution by Convention: A More Complete View of the Founders’ Plan (Independence Institute, 2010) (updated and amended version of an earlier paper published by the Goldwater Institute)

Speech:

The Article V Convention Process and the Restoration of Federalism, 36 Harvard J. L. & Pub. Pol. 955 (2013)

Manual for State Legislators:

Article V: A Handbook for State Lawmakers (3d ed., 2016)