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"Constitutional Reform in California : Prospects and Perils" will be addressed by Christopher Elmendorf

The Davis-based government reform group, Saving California Communities, together with the League of Women Voters of Davis, will co-host UC Davis professor of law, Christopher Elmendorf, on Friday, February 5 at 1 p.m. at Season's Restaurant, 102 F St. , Davis . All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Given our continuing fiscal and governance crisis, what are the prospects for a Constitutional Convention in California? Current efforts to call a California constitutional convention require voter approval of two initiatives: the first to amend the constitution to allow a convention to be called by popular vote, and the second to call a convention.  But is the amendment actually a revision not permissible under the constitution?  Professor Elmendorf will address this and other legal issues in "Constitutional Reform in California : Prospects and Perils."

A scholar of election and constitutional law, Professor Elmendorf recently presented at "Getting to Reform: Avenues to Constitutional Change in California" jointly sponsored by The Institute for Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento.  He will continue the discussion with interested community members in Davis.

Lunch may be purchased at a cost of $20/person.  For menu selection and to RSVP, or for more information, please contact or (530)304-6360. Reservation requests must be received by Wednesday, February 3.

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