By clarifying constitutional amendment law, Stevens made it more accessible to citizens who now seek to use it to cure our dysfunctional federal government.
Widespread public dissatisfaction with the federal government has sparked interest in recalibrating the system.
Scholarly research over the past decade has fairly well discredited the factual assertions made by the opponents. However, the latest three volumes of the Documentary History of the Ratification contain fragments of information buttressing what we already know.
Over the 230 years since our Constitution went into operation, amendments have proved to be powerful instruments of reform.