Chicago and the Constitution

Chicago and the Constitution
Chicago and the Constitution
Excerpt from Chicago and the Constitution: Report to the Civic FederationThe report deals with the question of amendment or convention.It schedules some changes in the constitution suggested heretofore by various bodies. and outlines some new ones for the purpose of finding the widest possible scope of present demands for constitutional changes. It then concludes that these (all of which it does not commit itself to recommend), and even many more, are not enough to impel the calling of a convention, a step which it condemns as unnatural to a "going" state. The tolerance toward such bodies, prevalent in most of the American states, it attributes to a "habit" acquired in their formative periods.It finds the proper function of a convention to be a creative or constructive one. and that unless a state has become so diseased as to need practical re-creation. there is no other use for it. It takes the position that all needed Chicago or local reforms can be had under one amendment, and submits the form of the Chicago amendment last offered in the assembly simply for the purposes of testing this question, and affirms that if adopted it would be valid. It affirms, secondly, that such an amendment could validly be placed as a separate ail'd additional article to the constitution: and. thirdly, that it could he added thereto as a separate section.It names seven lawyers of Chicago to whom the report. and the arguments appended, have been submitted, and states that their conclusions, whether confirmative or negative upon the three propositions aUve. will he given out when received. In ease the views of these lawyers be seriously divergent, it points out a method of having the matter tested in the Supreme Court early in the coming session of the assemble by obtaining an advisory opinion upon the subject, and in time for another step to be taken by the assembly in case of an adverse opinion.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.