Category Archives: Anthony W. Hawks

DOG CHASES CAR. DOG CATCHES CAR. WHAT NEXT?

By Anthony W. Hawks One of the bones thrown to Republicans in the recent debt ceiling deal was the promise of a floor vote on some type of balanced budget amendment (BBA) prior to December 31, 2011. The first such … Continue reading

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CONCONCON 2011, RENT-SEEKING, AND RENT-TRAWLING

By Anthony W. Hawks The recent “Conference on the Constitutional Convention” (www.conconcon.org) at Harvard Law School began a civil and, I hope, fruitful dialogue among liberals, conservatives, and libertarians on the need and potential for an Article V convention to … Continue reading

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ARTICLE V NEWS

By Anthony W. Hawks When I began this blog in June I wondered whether there would be enough Article V-related topics to sustain it. Fortunately, the summer gave us the debt ceiling debate, which provided a steady flow of commentary … Continue reading

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THE NEXT DEBT CEILING AND BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT DEBATES: DOING THEM RIGHT. MAKING THEM REAL – Part 5 (To Govern Is To Choose)

By Anthony W. Hawks This is the last in a series of posts about the recent debt ceiling debate. Although the national debt limit is a statute and not a constitutional requirement, I have tried to show in earlier posts … Continue reading

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THE NEXT DEBT CEILING AND BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT DEBATES: DOING THEM RIGHT. MAKING IT REAL – Part 4 (The Elephant in the Room)

By Anthony W. Hawks, Esq. The debt ceiling is only a “ceiling” until Congress raises it. The Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) only “requires” a balanced budget until Congress waives it. The elephant in the room is the fear of what … Continue reading

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