State legislators (who would be involved in ratifying the amendment) care more about policy than process (resulting in a DOA verdict in states with a house controlled by Democrats) and know how reliant they are upon the federal government for assitance in areas barred by thislaw.
Could it call a ratifying convention before Congress had officially submitted the Constitution to the states?
One could be forgiven for thinking that all the haste in ratifying the Treaty of Lisbon has been to ensure that particular piece of the jigsaw falls neatly into place.
And that revised Senate would have a role in ratifying the appointment of Justices to the Supreme Court.
With the clock running out on a new US-Russian arms treaty before the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires on December 5, a senior White House official said Sunday said that the difficulty of the task might mean temporarily bypassing the Senate’s constitutional role in ratifying treaties by enforcing certain aspects of a new deal on an executive level and a “provisional basis” until the Senate ratifies the treaty.