The most obvious and comprehensive manner of revising a state constitution is through the work of a constitutional convention, but opinions can be for and against such a method. In the first of two articles, Nebraska attorney and Nebraska Republican State Chairman Charles Thone states the case for the proponents of the convention method of revision: Among the hardy political perennials is the question of the need for constitutional revision in Nebraska. Assuming that there is a need for revision, or that there should at least be a thorough reappraisal of our constitution in the light of the state's present-day needs, what method should be followed to carry this out? The Nebraska Constitution prescribes three different methods for originating constitutional amendments. Amendments may be originated by act of the legislature, by initiative petition, or by constitutional convention. The best results can be accomplished by means of the constitutional convention.
A Constitutional Convention: The Best Step for Nebraska,
40 Neb. L. Rev. 596
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