Momentum grows on elections for Senate vacancies


Critics like David Segal, who today has a NYT op-ed on the subject, have been making the case that elections, not appointments, are the way to fill US Senate vacancies.

As it happens, US Senator Russ Feingold plans to file a Constitutional amendment toward that very end (h/t the Page).

“The controversies surrounding some of the recent gubernatorial appointments to vacant Senate seats make it painfully clear that such appointments are an anachronism that must end."

Says he will introduce the amendment this week. Read release here.

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