Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's too easy to amend California's Constitution: The Proposition 8 battle showed that the process to get an initiative amendment on the state ballot

02/04/09 LA Times opinion article: Edward L. Lascher Jr. and Tim Hodson are political science professors at Sacramento State University. Floyd F. Feeney teaches election law at UC Davis School of Law. In this article, they say that because constitutions "outline basic, enduring principles, change and modification should be rare." California fails this standard for constitutional amendment. UC Davis law professors Viram Amar and Alan Brownstein have also faulted California's constitution for its "all-too-facile system of amendment."

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