What are the parts of the constitution that require a supermajority?
* Convicting an Impeachment (2/3 majority in the Senate - Article 1, Section 3) * Expulsion of a member of one house of Congress (2/3 vote of the house in question - Article 1, Section 5) * Override a Presidential Veto (2/3 majority in both the House and the Senate - Article 1, Section 7) * Ratify a treaty (2/3 majority in the Senate - Article 2, Section 2) * Passing of a Constitutional Amendment by Congress (2/3 majority in both the House and the Senate - Article 5) * Calling for a Constitutional Convention (2/3 of the state legislatures - Article 5) * Ratifying a Constitutional Amendment (3/4 of the states - Article 5) * Restore the ability of certain rebels to serve in the government (2/3 majority in both the House and the Senate - 14th Amendment) * Approval of removal of the President from his position after the Vice President and the Cabinet approve such removal and after the President contests the removal (2/3 majority in both the House and the Senate 25th Amendment)
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Because even though it is old the Constitution of the United States is the most well thought out document in history. The founders were even smart enough to put in a provision for it to be changed by Amending it. They were also smart enough to know that a mob often wants to change things with no regard to the unintended consequence. By requiring a supermajority, the founding fathers ensured that there would be a…
The formal amendment process, to the Constitution, requires a supermajority vote in the Senate, and consent (agreement) by three fourths of the states. This process involves most of the U.S., and is, therefore, a federal process. No state, acting alone can change or amend the Constitution (and, therefore, 'states rights' do not apply here).
Article V creates a process that makes it difficult but not impossible to amend the Constitution; an amendment can only take effect if it first passes Congress by a two-thirds supermajority (or is passed by the legislatures of two-thirds of all the states), then is subsequently ratified by three-fourths of the states.
No, because Article III of the Constitution implies that the office is held for life, "The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour...." The Constitution is considered the "Supreme Law," and cannot be altered by ordinary legislation. Congress does have an avenue for changing the Constitution, but they cannot act alone. The only possible way to impose term limits on Supreme Court justices is by Constitutional Amendment…
The Constitution is organized into three parts: Preamble: Describes the purpose of the document and government. Articles: Establish how the government is structured and how the Constitution can be changed. There are seven articles. Amendments: Changes to the Constitution; the first ten are called the Bill of Rights.
The Constitution is organized into three parts. Preamble: Describes the purpose of the document and government. Articles: Establish how the government is structured and how the Constitution can be changed. There are seven articles. Amendments: Changes to the Constitution. The first ten are called the Bill of Rights.
Does an amendment have to be approved by the Supreme Court in order for it to be added to the US Constitution?
Absolutely not. The Supreme Court considers the Constitution the supreme law on which they base all their decisions. Only Congress and the States can change the Constitution. In order to Amend the Constitution, the measure must pass both the House and Senate by a 2/3 (supermajority) vote. It is then submitted to the states, which are given a "reasonable amount of time" (often 7 years) in which to review and decide whether to ratify the…