NEWS ABOUT: 17th Amendment
Scrap the direct election of senators, they say
GOP state representatives in Georgia say it's time to end direct elections of national senators, the Douglas County Sentinel
reports. Instead, state assemblies should pick senators, as it was before the 17th amendment, says Kevin Cooke, a sponsor of a bill calling on Congress to take action. "This...
Essay: Campaign to repeal 17th Amendment is misguided
The 17th Amendment allows Americans to choose their senators directly, rather than have them picked by state legislatures—and some Tea Partiers and a particular jurist named Antonin Scalia want it gone. (He says states' rights have been on the decline since it became law in 1913.) Bad idea,...