Comment: when I have reference to the article

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when I have reference to the article

it was reference only, the SCOTUS have never taken up de-ratifying an amendment. but it's really no different than congress, no one congress can bind another congress to a promise, rule or even law. No past state legislature can bind another. If a state legislature decides to de-ratify the 17th amendment and if enough states do that and I can see about 22 that have possibilities, the 17th amendment creates illegitimacy in the law and the Senate selection process, but getting 5 states to de-ratify would make a major statement and maybe a court challenge. The Constitution does not have a clause that deals with states de-ratifying amendments and that's because when the Constitution was written it was based on states rights, not Federal rights.