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(News, Editorials, & Commentaries prior to 3/01/03 may be found on the editorial index page)



Alabama Citizens’
Commission on Constitutional Reform

Final report released

  January 17, 2003

News
State held back by document
   Moulton Advertiser , May 29, 2003
Constitution reform
  Decatur Daily, May 28, 2003
ACCR bus draws puzzled looks in GH
   Thomasville Times , May 22, 2003
Constitutional Reform Bus visits Clarke County schools
   Clark County Democrat, May 22, 2003
Holtville students led Capitol rally
   The Montgomery Advertiser, May 14, 2003
Students protest on Capitol steps
   The Anniston Star, May 14, 2003
Students march on Capitol for new constitution
   The Associated Press, May 13, 2003
Home rule desperately needed
   Shelby County Reporter, May 6, 2003
Legislature and governor take first step in giving home rule to county commissions
   The Anniston Star, April 23, 2003
Senators support home rule amendment
   The Huntsville Times, April 22, 2003
Senate leaders say recompilation, home rule have best chance
   The Associated Press, April 22, 2003
Constitutional plan to go to lawmakers
   The Birmingham News, April 22, 2003
Commission defends proposal to reform state constitution
  Decatur Daily, April 18, 2003
Students step up for Constitution reform
   Montgomery Advertiser, April 17, 2003
Historian tells how 1901 constitution spawned abuses
   The Huntsville Times, April 17, 2003
Home rule is one possible outcome of Constitutional reform
  The Alexander City Outlook, April 16, 2003
‘No way to run a state’
  The Eufaula Tribune, April 14, 2003
State citizens group continues pushing for new constitution

  Decatur Daily, April 13, 2003
Constitutional reform hot topic at Eufaula forum
 
The Dothan Eagle, April 12, 2003
Constitution reform effort comes to area

  Florence Times Daily, April 11, 2003
Students show support for constitution reform
  
 St. Clair News-Aegis, March 27, 2003
Robinson, Batemon discuss constitutional reform at PCHS
   
Talladega Daily Home, March 21, 2003
Constitutional battle seen
  The Birmingham News, March 18, 2003
‘Let go of vested interests’

  The Birmingham News, March 17, 2003
Panel presents ideas for reform

  The Birmingham News, March 15, 2003
New Legislature begins work on old constitution

  The Associated Press, March 12, 2003

Editorials
Zoning issues highlight need
   Montgomery Advertiser, May 24, 2003
Legislature has no political incentive for mass reform
   The Decatur Daily, April 24, 2003
A couple of bites of reform
   Mobile Register, April 23, 2003
Keep striking race provisions
   Montgomery Advertiser, April 17, 2003
Stalled senate
   Birmingham News, April 14, 2003
Cautious optimism for state reform
  The Anniston Star, March 27, 2003
The line-item veto
  The Huntsville Times, March 26, 2003
Limited home rule
  The Huntsville Times, March 25, 2003
On targeted reform
  The Birmingham News, March 24, 2003
Reason fo reform
  The Anniston Star, March 4, 2003

Commentary
Out of fairness, Alabama deserves a new constitution
 
By Thomas E. Corts for the Birmingham News, April 13, 2003
Time for constitutional change is now
 
By Bill Zinn, Special to The Star, March 2, 2003

Reform roundup
June 2003, Issue #8
May 2003, Issue #7
April 2003, Issue #6
March 2003, Issue #5

February 2003, Issue #4
February 2003, Issue #3
January 2003, Issue #2
December 2002, Issue #1

ACCR Legislative Questionnaire
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire — Intro
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire — Additional comments
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire — Response
(PDF files)
   Alabama House of Representatives, Response
   Alabama Senate, Response


 New
 Constitutional
 Reform Book
 Released

 • Century of Controversy
   University of Alabama Press, Edited by Bailey Thomson
  
Book Reviews
:
Alabama manifesto “Century of Controversy” distills call for constitutional reform 
 
The Mobile Register, July 16, 2002
A new book on the constitution should overcome lingering doubts
   Huntsville News, July 7, 2002
New book outlines arguments for constitutional reform
   Tuscaloosa News, July 6, 2002

ACCR Newsletter
February 2002  (PDF file)
August 2002  (PDF file)
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Letter from Governor Elect Bob Riley

Governor-elect Bob Riley sends letter of ‘sincere thanks’ to Citizens’ Commission

  (PDF file) December 6, 2002

ACCR Legislative Questionnaire
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire — Intro
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire — Additional comments
ACCR Legislative Questionnaire — Response
(PDF files)
   Alabama House of Representatives, Response
   Alabama Senate, Response

  

Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 34
Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0034

E-mail: accr@constitutionalreform.org
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