Guy Who Got a C on Constitutional-Amendment Paper GETS CONSTITUTION AMENDED

"If you’re concerned that this means the Constitution was amended recently without anybody telling the public about it, that concern is totally understandable. But that’s not what happened. This story, reported on March 13 by KUT, Austin’s NPR station, is way less scary and possibly even more amazing than that would be.

In 1982, Gregory Watson was a sophomore at the University of Texas. In a government class his professor required everybody to write a paper on a “governmental process,” and he decided he was interested in the process for amending the Constitution. He found a book at the library that discussed amendments Congress has sent to the states but have never been adopted (because not enough state legislatures ratified them), and he thought that sounded interesting. "



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