Talk:Dillon v. Gloss

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must vs may[edit]

The article currently states "The Justices did not rule that Congress must impose a such deadline, merely that Congress may do so" but I'm not sure how to square that with the text from the opinion which states "We conclude that the fair inference or implication from article 5 is that the ratification must be within some reasonable time after the proposal." Now, this is probably just a historical footnote in light of the subsequent Coleman v. Miller and Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution, and to put this in the article without some kind of learned opinion would quite likely be WP:OR, but it might be wise to remove the sentence in question, or point to Coleman v. Miller on the subject. Kingdon 16:26, 17 August 2007 (UTC)