New York Times
By CARL HULSE
Published: March 10, 2009
WASHINGTON — It took decades, myriad scandals and a muckraker to change the rules for how senators are chosen. Now leading lawmakers want to close what they see as a lingering century-old loophole in the 17th Amendment’s demand that each state’s senators be “elected by the people thereof.”
The calls are being fueled by this year’s flurry of tangled appointments to the Senate, which now counts four new members who have yet to face election. There was nearly a fifth until one senator changed his mind about departing...
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