TITLE

THE CASE FOR SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL SENATE VACANCIES

AUTHOR(S)
Tran, Ari L.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Brooklyn Law Review;Spring2011, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p1201
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave Americans the right to elect their representatives to the U.S. Senate. It points out an inherent flaw in its vacancy mechanism which has undermined the amendment's original purpose. It discusses political events that brought the issue to national attention and recommends the constitutional mandating of special elections whenever Senate vacancies arise.
ACCESSION #
64498629

 

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