Special Session for Special Election?

December 9, 2008

Senator Dick Durbin suggested that there should be a special election for the vacant IL U.S. Senator seat. But is that possible? If the Governor sticks around, could he still appoint a Senator even if under indictment? This would be a good time to consult the Illinois State Constitution. But according to Charles Wheeler, Director of University of Illinois' Public Reporting Program, the state constitution isn't the right place to look. Actually, the U.S. Constitution might have the answers: audio