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A Constitutional Accident Waiting to Happen

By Akhil Reed Amar

Abstract

In the category, Most Mistaken Part of the Current Constitution, I nominate the electoral college. The ingenious scheme of presidential selection set up by Article II and refined by the Twelfth Amendment was a brilliant eighteenth century invention that makes no sense today. Our system of selecting Presidents is a constitutional accident waiting to happen

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1995
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.law.yale.edu:fss_papers-1966
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