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Schleicher Essay Appears in Slate

In a new essay, Professor David Schleicher discusses the effort to repeal the 17th Amendment and the effect that repeal would have on state elections.

“[W]ithout [the 17th Amendment], state legislative elections would turn entirely on the identity of U.S. Senate candidates,” Schleicher writes. “State legislatures, in effect, would become mini-electoral colleges for choosing senators, except with the residual power to make state law.”

States’ Wrongs, Slate, February 27, 2014. By David Schleicher.

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