Law: Student Counsel

When Arizona State Representative Jim Green visited his son's junior high class in Tucson last year, he offered a civics lesson in the form of a challenge: if the students could find something "unfair" in the state constitution, Green would endeavor to have it changed. Little did he imagine that the young sleuths would track down a startling inequity. As 100 students pointed out last week in an appearance before an Arizona house committee, the document states that only a "male person" may occupy the offices of Governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general or superintendent of public instruction. The finding...

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