State Constitutional Convention: Holy Grail Or Pandora’s Box?

It’s time again (and time well overdue) to consider amending New York State’s Constitution. Voters are asked whether to call a constitutional convention every 20 years, something voter will next be asked in 2017. Unlike in previous rounds, little  discussion or preparation has been undertaken so far.

David Howard King has penned  a timely article in today’s Gotham Gazette, balancing pros and cons and comments by Professor Gerald Benjamin, NYPIRG’s Blair Horner, Demos expert Richard Brodsky and others.

This author is weighing in on constitutional reform with a chapter on the need for real redistricting reform in a forthcoming book edited by Professors Benjamin and Peter Galie.


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