• Scott Fein, Co-Authors and Co-Edits, Making a Modern Constitution: The Prospects for Constitutional Reform in New York
  • January 30, 2017
  • Law Firm: Whiteman Osterman Hanna LLP - Albany Office
  • Scott Fein, a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, is a co-author and co-editor of the book, Making a Modern Constitution: The Prospects for Constitutional Reform in New York. Consisting of substantive chapters written by experts in their fields, Making a Modern Constitution: The Prospects for Constitutional Reform in New York examines the history, potential benefits and pitfalls of a state constitutional convention. The book is the result of a coalition that includes the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, the Government Law Center of Albany Law School, the League of Women Voters, the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz, and the Siena College Research Institute, in collaboration with the New York State Bar Association. The New York State Constitution, anticipating periodic need for change, contains a procedure to allow the fundamental precepts of government to be reconsidered by the public and reshaped every 20 years. That opportunity, in the form of a statewide referendum asking whether a constitutional convention is warranted, will be upon us in 2017.

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