Below is a compendium of important links related to the Single Subject Amendment.
1999 Utah L. Rev. 957 (1999)
Uneasy Riders: The Case for a Truth- in-Legislation Amendment by Brannon P. Denning & Brooks R. Smith. The electorate's frustration with congressional "gridlock"-the perceived paralysis of governmental operations occasioned by divided government..
78 Tenn. L. Rev 831 (2011)
THE TRUTH-IN-LEGISLATION AMENDMENT: AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME. By BRANNON P. DENNING & BROOKS R. SMITH. If a constitutional convention were called tomorrow and the delegates solicited proposals for topics, we would dust off a proposal we made..
Article Five of the United States Constitution
Article Five of the United States Constitution describes the process whereby the Constitution may be altered. Altering the Constitution consists of proposing an amendment or amendments and subsequent ratification.
Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
An earmark is a legislative (especially congressional) provision that directs approved funds to be spent on specific projects, or that directs specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees.
Logrolling is the trading of favors, or quid pro quo, such as vote trading by legislative members to obtain passage of actions of interest to each legislative member.
Milker or Juicer Bills and Riders
“Milker” or “Juicer” bills and riders are designed to “milk” or “juice” campaign contributions and favors from businesses and industries.
Ever wonder why Congress proposes boatloads of bill and riders to bills when so few ever become law? Answer: the real purpose of some proposed legislation is to strong arm donations out of those with the most to lose from a bill’s passage or defeat.
Pork barrel is the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district.
In legislative procedure, a rider is an additional provision added to a bill or other measure under the consideration by a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill. Riders are created as a tactic to....
The single subject rule is provided for by many state constitutions in the United States of America. Its purpose is to avoid complexity in laws, to avoid any hidden consequences that legislators or voters may miss when reading the proposed law...