A Dangerous Adventure: No Safeguards Would Protect Basic Liberties from an Article V Convention

David A. Super Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

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Despite their support for all kinds of constitutional amendments, many advocates on both the left and the right oppose the calling of a constitutional convention. As David Super, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Economics at Georgetown University Law Center, explains in a new ACS Issue Brief, “[t]he reason is simple: as soon as an Article V convention convened, it could pursue any agenda it chose. … Fears of such a “runaway convention” have united people across the political spectrum to work against this dangerous adventure.”

Read the Issue Brief here.