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An Overview of the 27th Amendment

An Overview of the 27th Amendment

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An Overview of the 27th Amendment

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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