Proponents of utilizing Article V of the U.S. Constitution to convene a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution claim that a well-worded resolution by state legislatures would not go awry because such a runaway convention is “unprecedented.” They've got their history wrong.

Federal Judge Mark W. Bennett (of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa) issued an order on May 21 that halts enforcement of the Obama administration’s HHS mandate against two Christian colleges — Dordt College in Iowa and Cornerstone University in Michigan.

As passed by the House, the National Defense Authorization Act retains the power to detain indefinitely suspected terrorists, without habeas corpus or trial.

Herman Cain has written an op-ed calling for an Article V convention.

On May 19 the California state Senate voted 29-1 to approve SB 828, the California Fourth Amendment Protection Act, which would prohibit the state from helping any federal agency that attempts the “illegal and unconstitutional collection of electronic data.” Though the bill does not specifically mention the National Security Agency (NSA), its sponsors, Senators Ted Lieu (D) and Joel Anderson (R), said the legislation does target the spy agency.

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