Conventional Wisdom: Acknowledging Uncertainty in the Unknown

17 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2011

Date Written: August 5, 2011


There has been much debate about the wisdom of calling an Article V Constitutional Convention. This piece -- which responds to Michael Stern's paper on the same topic -- cautions that some parameters should be considered prior to holding any such Convention. While the author is not inherently in favor of or opposed to the idea of an Article V Constitutional Convention, she holds some reservation about rushing in blindly. Key concerns include which Constitutional body, Article I, Article II or Article III, would ultimately have the last word on the breadth and workings of an Article V Convention.

Keywords: Article V, Constitutional Convention

Suggested Citation

Penrose, Meg Mary Margaret, Conventional Wisdom: Acknowledging Uncertainty in the Unknown (August 5, 2011). Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 789, 2011, Available at SSRN:

Meg Mary Margaret Penrose (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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Fort Worth, TX 76102
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