February 21, 2008
Just in Time for the Footnotes
Next Friday I'll be at a Hastings symposium presenting this paper on the constitutionality of initiated electoral college reform. I've been trying for months to get a transcript of the hearing on the constitutionality of Colorado's Amendment 36, on the ballot in 2004, raising the issues I discuss in the paper. It arrived today and I am posting it here. It should be in time for me to link to this in the paper's footnotes before it is printed in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. Bottom line: the district court judge did not reject out of hand the argument that initiated electoral college reform could be consistent with Article II. But he refused to reach the merits. Not worth more than a footnote.