Reply To: Crittenden Compromise: unamendable amendments?


Take a look at Article V, which already does provide that some provisions of the Constitution cannot be amended.

Left-wing legal scholar Akhil Amar posits that this language could be deleted by amendment, and then the theretofore prohibited amendment could be adopted. That’s typical of Amar.

My own view is that this would provide the clearest case for secession. Whether others would agree is an interesting question.