Politics & Government

February 24, 2011 7:34 AM

Texas' effort to amend U.S. Constitution draws conservative critics

In the latest round of Texas vs. Washington, D.C., some Republican lawmakers in Austin want to rein in the federal government by amending the U.S. Constitution. The measures are drawing opposition from Democrats who see the proposals as misguided and from an unexpected constituency: conservatives who fear that the efforts will mean open season on their most treasured political document.

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