This page of resources is provided to give an in-depth view of the issues concerning Article V and a convention of the states. The material in each link comes from a variety of organizations and may not reflect the views of the State Legislators’ Article V Caucus.
These links are for educational purposes.
The media are welcome to download this overview of the Article V issue. Legislators and others interested in this information also have permission to make hard copies to distribute to the media, or forward on the PDF file:
The delegate limitation act is intended to deal with concerns that an Article V Convention could “runaway”:
Answers to common questions about an Article V convention of the states:
Facts and figures that build the case for a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget:
Article V Guide for Legislative Drafters – by Robert Natelson, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute in Denver. It is a detailed compendium designed to assist legislators, lawyers, and legislative drafters as they consider legislation aimed at state-initiated Article V applications.
“Our Constitutional Moment” – an essay written by Dr. Tyler Watts of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. The heavily footnoted essay makes clear why the only way to reign-in federal over-reach and out-of-control spending is through the use of Article V.
The following letter was written by Attorney Mike Stern on 2/15/2015 to a state legislator who was concerned about a possible “runaway convention”: