Talk:Fifth Constitutional Convention of the U.S. Virgin Islands

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This article fails to address a critical point: WHY was the constitution rejected by Congress? 115.187.211.14 (talk) 12:25, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

What about first through fourth?[edit]

Some context is needed here -- when were the first through fourth constitutional conventions, and what was the outcome of each? Duoduoduo (talk) 00:08, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Either the date is wrong or the identity of the president is wrong[edit]

The article currently says

On 21 October 1976, President Jimmy Carter signed Pub.L. 94-584....

But Carter didn't become president until January 20, 1977. Duoduoduo (talk) 00:23, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Outcome of revision convention[edit]

The article's stub tag has been removed, but it is still incomplete because it does not say what the outcome of the Fifth Revision Convention was. I know it was complicated, with arguments as to whether they were meeting as the Fifth Revision Convention or the Fifth Constitutional Convention. But what recommendations or revisions did they come to, were these accepted by the governor and/or legislature, and did they get passed back to Washington? Duoduoduo (talk) 14:30, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know why I missed all these comments. To answer all the questions up until now: I don't know.
Information is really hard to come by. Internet-accessible news sources are few and far between, apart from Public Law 111–194. I'm not even sure how I found the part about reconvening the convention; I assume I was exhausted and figured someone could find a source given the information. Alot of the information was discovered using deduction, such as an unreliable or inaccessible source (think Google Books without previews) giving vague time references, like "last year a bill was passed", and I tried to connect the dots. I also think I was busy trying to make sense of the VI's legal status.
But yeah, last I heard there was (is?) confusion about the status of the convention. Some were saying they weren't going to participate or something, so they may have had a problem with quorum. I know its been pretty contentious (I think the convention sued the Governor to send it to the President.) The original federal law called upon the proposed constitution to be rejected or modified by Congress or be automatically promulgated, and then they changed the law after the convention convened, allowing Congress to urge them to reconvene, which they simultaneously did (talk about ex post facto). So then I'm guessing VI had to change their territorial law to implement this. But the reconvened convention was not the same body technically, because it included the legal team (which I guess caused some ruffled feathers when they tried to participate the first time), and the convention chair may have refused to reconvene or something. I just don't know. Do they even know? Int21h (talk) 21:50, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Oh this was around October/November/December 2012. I know why I didn't respond: I was permanently banned from all projects in late December, and my appeal was denied in January... That usually has a negative effect on one's editing activities. Int21h (talk) 21:55, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

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