This January at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature, Governor Greg Abbott announced his “Texas Plan” for restoring rule of law in the United States through state-led action: specifically, an Article V convention of states. 

Beyond calling for an Article V convention of states, the Texas plan proposes nine amendments designed to rein in federal excesses, establish procedures for addressing violations of the rule of law, and restore a workable framework for federalism and separation of powers.