The Right Coast

May 14, 2005
On This Day in Constitutional Non-History...
By Gail Heriot

The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia was scheduled to get underway on May 14, 1787. But things did not get off to a good start. When the appointed day came around there was no quorum. Nor was there a quorum on May 15th, 16th, 17th or for many days thereafter. Some began to worry that the convention would be a bust as a similar meeting in Annapolis, Maryland had been the year before.

I would tell you how the story ended, but I have a feeling that you know.