THE CONGRESS: Hunting Time

The U.S. Senate is having an "open season for amending the Constitution," Missouri's Senator Tom Hennings declared on the Senate floor last week.

Last summer the Senate approved two proposed constitutional amendments. One was to guarantee equal rights for women. The other would explicitly forbid the President to seize property, except under an act of Congress. This year the Bricker amendment to curb treaty-making powers bemuddled the Senate for weeks until the plan was finally killed by a one-vote margin.

Last week the Senate found new prey in the language of the founding fathers. It approved a constitutional prohibition against Supreme...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!