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present form in the American Political Science Review for November, 1908, and a part of Chapter IV appeared in the November, 1910, number of the Columbia Law Review. Professor W. W. Willoughby of Johns Hopkins University has been kind enough to read this work in proof, and to make many useful suggestions.
W. F. DODD
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Provisions for altering first state constitutions
II. The Constitutional Convention, 1784-1908 . .
Growth of distinction between constitutions and statutes
Methods of calling conventions . . .
Submission of constitutions to a popular vote. .
III. The Legal Position of the Constitutional Convention
Legislative control of conventions . . . .
Judicial control of the amending process.
Whether amendment adopted a judicial question.
Doctrine of liberal construction . .
Frequency with which amendments are proposed . .
Subjects upon which a real popular judgment may be ob-