• Home
  • KU Law professor sees 17th amendment repeal proposal as ‘very difficult’

KU Law professor sees 17th amendment repeal proposal as ‘very difficult’

Source: 
WIBW News
Author: 
Nick Gosnell
Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Conservative thinkers and media personalities, including former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, father of current White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have suggested that the 17th Amendment to the Constitution be repealed.

This would return the election of U.S. Senators to the state legislatures rather than direct election by the people.

...

University of Kansas law professor Lumen “Lou” Mulligan says that making such a change would not be easy.

'The federal Constitution is very difficult to amend,' said Mulligan. 'The primary way it would be done would require a two-thirds vote of both the House and the Senate and then three fourths of the state legislatures would also have to approve the amendment. It’s a very rigorous course. There’s also an option to have what’s called a convention. That’s never been done.'”

Faculty name: 
Lou Mulligan