-Fall 2010 Symposium-
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School hosted its Symposium:
Renewing the Compact: How Article V Empowers the People of All the States
The symposium focused on Article V of the United States Constitution and its provision that grants States the right to call a Convention for proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This constitutional provision has been the subject of increased debate due to the increased power of the Federal government since the early twentieth century. These issues are increasingly polarized within the political community considering the rising federal debt, the recent health care legislation, calls for government transparency, and other issues leading current political debates.