Coleman v. Miller

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Coleman v. Miller by Charles Evans Hughes

Coleman v. Miller, 307 U.S. 433 (1939) is a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court which clarified that if the Congress of the United States—when proposing for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution pursuant to Article V thereof—chooses not to specify a deadline within which the state legislatures (or conventions held in the states) must act upon the proposed amendment, then the amendment remains pending business before the state legislatures (or conventions). The case centered on the Child Labor Amendment, which was proposed for ratification by Congress in 1924. Excerpted from Coleman v. Miller on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

307 U.S. 433

Coleman  v.  Miller

 Argued: April 17–18, 1939 --- Decided: June 5, 1939

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Messrs. Robert Stone, of Topeka, Kan., and Rolla W. Coleman, of Olathe, Kan., for petitioners.

Mr. Clarence V. Beck, of Topeka, Kan., for respondents.

Mr. Robert H. Jackson, Sol. Gen., for the United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of Court.

Mr. Chief Justice HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).