Especially among tea partiers, the Constitution is regarded as infallible. But its framers "were fully aware that the Constitution was a product of compromise and urgency," said George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley. In Roll Call, Ryan Teague Beckwith enumerated a "few bugs" in the Constitution: There is no means of removing a severely ill or impaired Supreme Court justice who refuses to step down. Inflation has hugely expanded the Seventh Amendment right to jury trial. It empowers, but doesn't require, Congress to change the size of the House of Representatives to reflect population growth. "The vice president could preside over his own impeachment hearing." And "slaves were counted as three-fifths of a person when determining the size of Congress."
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