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State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, June 17, 2017

State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention

“The vast majority of the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates on Saturday voted in favor of holding a constitutional convention. One hundred and eleven members of House of Delegates, the decision and policy-making arm of the association, voted in favor of revising the state constitution at a meeting in Cooperstown. Twenty-eight delegates opposed the proposal and one abstained….The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday announced that it endorsed the ballot measure. Former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, who also supports a constitutional convention, has been featured in an ad by the NY People’s Convention PAC, a group founded by Democratic activist Bill Samuels in support of a constitutional convention. The former president of the city bar, Evan Davis, is managing the Committee for a Constitutional Convention, another group supporting the measure.”

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