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  •  There's a high bar for constitutional amendments (2+ / 0-)
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    Eddie C, Mother Shipper
    Amendments may be proposed by either:

    two-thirds of both houses of the United States Congress; or
    by a national convention assembled at the request of the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the states.

    To become part of the Constitution, amendments must then be ratified either by approval of:

    the legislatures of three-fourths of the states; or
    state ratifying conventions held in three-fourths of the states.

    Congress has discretion as to which method of ratification should be used.

    With Republicans holding the US House and a majority of state legislatures, this is not happening any time soon. Only a sudden influx of money against Republicans might turn the tide.

    Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

    by bear83 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 07:55:19 PM PST

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