Texas Governor Greg Abbott has joined a
growing chorus of Republicans calling for the first U.S.
constitutional convention since 1787.
Abbott laid out nine proposed
amendments in making his announcement, one of which would prohibit
the Supreme Court to invalidate a state law without a supermajority
of seven justices.
Abbott laid out his proposals in a
92-page plan titled Restoring The Rule Of Law With States
Leading The Way.
“The Supreme Court is a
co-conspirator in abandoning the Constitution,” Abbott said.
“Instead of applying laws as written, it embarrassingly strains to
rewrite laws like Obamacare.”
As Texas' attorney general, Abbott
defended the state's constitutional amendment excluding gay and
lesbian couples from marriage. Under Abbott's proposal, the Supreme
Court's landmark 5-4 ruling striking down such bans would not have