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  • v. Present participle of ratify.


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  • State legislators (who would be involved in ratifying the amendment) care more about policy than process (resulting in a DOA verdict in states with a house controlled by Democrats) and know how reliant they are upon the federal government for assitance in areas barred by thislaw.

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  • Could it call a ratifying convention before Congress had officially submitted the Constitution to the states?


  • One could be forgiven for thinking that all the haste in ratifying the Treaty of Lisbon has been to ensure that particular piece of the jigsaw falls neatly into place.

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  • And that revised Senate would have a role in ratifying the appointment of Justices to the Supreme Court.

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  • With the clock running out on a new US-Russian arms treaty before the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires on December 5, a senior White House official said Sunday said that the difficulty of the task might mean temporarily bypassing the Senate’s constitutional role in ratifying treaties by enforcing certain aspects of a new deal on an executive level and a “provisional basis” until the Senate ratifies the treaty.

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  • The Pennsylvania legislature gained the quorum necessary to call a ratifying convention only when a mob broke into the homes of two recalcitrant legislators and dragged them forcibly to the statehouse.

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  • Next, on a motion by James Galloway, a Scottish immigrant and critic of the Constitution from Rockingham County in the Piedmont, a set of documents was read aloud, including the North Carolina constitution and bill of rights, the Articles of Confederation, the proposed federal Constitution, the resolution of the Confederation Congress asking the states to call ratifying conventions, and the act of the state legislature that had brought the delegates to Hillsborough.


  • Their circular dismissed out of hand the idea of ratifying while recommending amendments for enactment later.


  • Rensselaer probably planned to forward the news down the Hudson River to Poughkeepsie, where the New York legislature was discussing whether or not to call a ratifying convention.


  • The New York legislature actually called a ratifying convention before learning that Massachusetts had voted to ratify.



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