quasi in rem

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Does it really matter if the President backs the Amendment?

So the President supports the amendment. So what. At no point does the President have a role in the formal amendment process . He cannot veto an amendment proposal, nor a ratification.
And if you think that a President can cause an amendemnt's ratification, how are those Victim's rights working out?

and to those who raise the federalism issue, remeber this highly federalist amendment was proposed in 1860 and ratified by 2 states:

No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.


It was known as the Slavery Amendment and is still outstanding. This same amendment would have also protected gay marriage.

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