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What is the 27th Amendment? “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.” The 27th Amendment Defined Date Proposed The 27th Amendment was first proposed on September 25th, 1789 Date Passed The 27th Amendment was passed May 7th, 1992 President of the United States Bill Clinton was the President of the United States during the ratification of the 27th Amendment Stipulations of the 27th Amendment The 27th Amendment is the most recent constitutional amendment passed; as of 2011, there have been 27 Constitutional Amendments passed with regard to the Constitution of the United States of America The 27th Amendment addresses the salary rate of members of Congress, which is comprised of a bicameral legislature – the Senate and the House of Representatives The 27th Amendment stipulates that members of the Congress are not permitted to adjust their respective wage earnings in the middle of a term; in the event of a proposed wage adjustment, members of Congress must address any or all concerns with regard to wage adjustment prior to the starting of a new Congressional term 27th Amendment Facts The 27th Amendment has never been cited within a Supreme Court Hearing The 27th Amendment addresses the adjustment of costs of living with regard to inflation The 27th Amendment is considered to be the Constitutional Amendment with the longest duration of time between the initial proposal and subsequent ratification; the 22nd Amendment is considered to maintain the second-longest duration of 4 years between proposal and passing States Ratifying the 27th Amendment 1. Alabama 2. Alaska 3. Arizona 4. Arkansas 5. California 6. Colorado 7. Connecticut 8. Delaware 9. Florida 10. Georgia 11. Hawaii 12. Idaho 13. Illinois 14. Indiana 15. Iowa 16. Kansas 17. Kentucky 18. Louisiana 19. Maine 20. Maryland 21. Michigan 22. Minnesota 23. Missouri 24. Montana 25. Nevada 26. New Hampshire 27. New Jersey 28. New Mexico 29. North Carolina 30. North Dakota 31. Ohio 32. Oklahoma 33. Oregon 34. Rhode Island 35. South Carolina 36. South Dakota 37. Tennessee 38. Texas 39. Utah 40. Vermont 41. Virginia 42. Washington 43. West Virginia 44. Wisconsin 45. Wyoming States Not Participatory in the Ratification of the 27th Amendment 1. Massachusetts 2. Mississippi 3. Nebraska 4. New York 5. Pennsylvania Court Cases Associated with the 27th Amendment Coleman v. Miller (1939) – this court case addressed controversy surrounding the Amendment process with regard to the regulation of time elapsed between the initial passing of an amendment and its eventual ratification
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    What is the 27th Amendment?

    “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.”

    The 27th Amendment Defined

    Date Proposed

    The 27th Amendment was first proposed on September 25th, 1789

    Date Passed

    The 27th Amendment was passed May 7th, 1992

    President of the United States

    Bill Clinton was the President of the United States during the ratification of the 27th Amendment

    Stipulations of the 27th Amendment

    The 27th Amendment is the most recent constitutional amendment passed; as of 2011, there have been 27 Constitutional Amendments passed with regard to the Constitution of the United States of America

    The 27th Amendment addresses the salary rate of members of Congress, which is comprised of a bicameral legislature – the Senate and the House of Representatives

    The 27th Amendment stipulates that members of the Congress are not permitted to adjust their respective wage earnings in the middle of a term; in the event of a proposed wage adjustment, members of Congress must address any or all concerns with regard to wage adjustment prior to the starting of a new Congressional term

    27th Amendment Facts

    The 27th Amendment has never been cited within a Supreme Court Hearing

    The 27th Amendment addresses the adjustment of costs of living with regard to inflation

    The 27th Amendment is considered to be the Constitutional Amendment with the longest duration of time between the initial proposal and subsequent ratification; the 22nd Amendment is considered to maintain the second-longest duration of 4 years between proposal and passing

    States Ratifying the 27th Amendment

    1. Alabama

    2. Alaska

    3. Arizona

    4. Arkansas

    5. California

    6. Colorado

    7. Connecticut

    8. Delaware

    9. Florida

    10. Georgia

    11. Hawaii

    12. Idaho

    13. Illinois

    14. Indiana

    15. Iowa

    16. Kansas

    17. Kentucky

    18. Louisiana

    19. Maine

    20. Maryland

    21. Michigan

    22. Minnesota

    23. Missouri

    24. Montana

    25. Nevada

    26. New Hampshire

    27. New Jersey

    28. New Mexico

    29. North Carolina

    30. North Dakota

    31. Ohio

    32. Oklahoma

    33. Oregon

    34. Rhode Island

    35. South Carolina

    36. South Dakota

    37. Tennessee

    38. Texas

    39. Utah

    40. Vermont

    41. Virginia

    42. Washington

    43. West Virginia

    44. Wisconsin

    45. Wyoming

    States Not Participatory in the Ratification of the 27th Amendment

    1. Massachusetts

    2. Mississippi

    3. Nebraska

    4. New York

    5. Pennsylvania

    Court Cases Associated with the 27th Amendment

    Coleman v. Miller (1939) – this court case addressed controversy surrounding the Amendment process with regard to the regulation of time elapsed between the initial passing of an amendment and its eventual ratification

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