SCOTUS Justices

Please don’t be mislead by the claims of the con-con lobby that during 1979, law professor Antonin Scalia supported an Article V convention.

We know that the wiser and more mature US Supreme Court Justice Scalia opposed an Article V convention.  Here is proof:

Justice Scalia said on April 17, 2014, at the beginning of this video   

“I certainly would not want a Constitutional Convention. I mean whoa. Who knows what would come out of that?”

And on May 8, 2015, at a meeting of the Federalist Society in Morristown, New Jersey, Justice Scalia called it a “horrible idea” to hold a constitutional convention in the age of special interests.

“Once you get those people together, you never know what they’re going to do,” he said, citing other nations where such issues as minimum wage have been included in the text. “You’ll get everything but the kitchen sink written into the Constitution.”

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Former US Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg reminds us in his Sept. 14, 1986 editorial in The Miami Herald that at the convention of 1787, the delegates ignored their instructions from the Continental Congress and instead of proposing amendments to the Articles of Confederation, wrote a new Constitution; and warns us that “…any attempt at limiting the agenda would almost certainly be unenforceable.”

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Former US Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger said in his June 1988 letter to Phyllis Schlafly:

“…there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention…”

After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don’t like its agenda…”

  “…A new Convention could plunge our Nation into constitutional confusion and confrontation at every turn…”