Articles on the Constitution by Gerald Benjamin

Opinion Editorial:

City & State
Gerald Benjamin
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The brief dustup in the Judiciary Committee regarding the nomination of Jenny Rivera for the Court of Appeals is just the latest piece of evidence that Republicans, with their Independent Democrat coalition partners, arepresiding in the Senate but...
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Gotham Gazette
Gerald Benjamin
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Politicians weigh means against ends every day. It’s part of the job description. In a masterful film, Steven Speilberg showed us how Lincoln balanced means and ends as he sought the abolition of slavery. The message: bend the rules, but don’...
This clip highlights that the means by which Governor Cuomo is making a dysfunctional government function rather than reforming it.  It is critical of the means by which the Governor has achieved these ends, specifically the continuance of closed door governance, which lacks transparency, and the constitutional issue of the inappropriate use of the message of necessity.
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Newsday
Gerald Benjamin
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Government at all levels is in bad repute in America. The issue of drawing fair new districts based on the 2010 Census data is important not only for assuring well-functioning representative democracy, but for rebuilding the very legitimacy of...
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News Coverage:

Gotham Gazette
Gerald Benjamin
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Politicians weigh means against ends every day. It’s part of the job description. In a masterful film, Steven Speilberg showed us how Lincoln balanced means and ends as he sought the abolition of slavery. The message: bend the rules, but don’...
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