The challenging road of referenda in Illinois

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Somewhere in the throws of taking care of my infant son, I missed the circuit court’s decision to declare the Redistricting Amendment unconstitutional. As you may recall, I went over its advantages and disadvantages (mainly that it doesn’t apply to Congressional District Boundaries) right here. While this would have been a good measure to send to voters in the fall, its of course necessary that the proposed amendment stand up to constitutional scrutiny. With new information in hand, I expect the amendment to reappear slightly changed on a future ballot. After all, if passed it wouldn’t take affect until the 2020 Census anyway – we got time!


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