Can State Constitutional Development Make a Difference in Illinois?
Anderson, John Christopher
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For over a decade, Illinois has faced perilous financial and political crises. Many commentators believe that state constitutional development in the context of pensions, term limits, and legislative redistricting are a necessary key to placing Illinois on a path toward prosperity. This article considers whether state constitutional reform (by way of judicial interpretation or amendment) in these areas is possible and whether it would likely bring about the change some observers seek.