TITLE

Untimely vacancies

AUTHOR(S)
Fortier, John
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Hill;6/20/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 74, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on Senate vacancies in the U.S. He stresses out that in the 1913 Constitution, vacancies can be filled by special election and give them options of leaving the seat vacant until the special election or giving the governor the authority to have a temporary appointment. He added that abolishing the appointments altogether can trigger terrorist attack on Congress and could make the house crippled. He infers that gubernatorial appointments can promote health of the Senate.
ACCESSION #
25581495

 

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