Tuesday, September 24, 2002

The Volokh Conspiracy mentions this CNN article by John Dean that argues for the repeal of the 17th Amendment--the constitutional amendment that calls for the direct election of U.S. senators. The 17th Amendment should be repealed because it is hugely responsible for the growth in the federal government and the trampling of states' rights. Dean makes another interesting point. He argues that the repeal of the 17th Amendment "would also have a dramatic and positive effect on campaign spending."