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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-03-06 09:28 AM
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7. Wouldn't they need a constitutional convention to do that?
Otherwise, the state supreme court is obligated to overturn the ballot initiative, because the structure of the legislature is constitutionally-defined. It's like the numerous attempts to get the death penalty ban overturned via ballot initiative. That ban was written into the constitution, also, so a constitutional convention would be required to reinstate the death penalty. Every so many years, there is a box on the ballot asking if there should be a constitutional convention. Few people check yes.
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