Friday, May 16, 2008

The Federalist Society Sponsoring A Debate!

The Connecticut Lawyers chapter of the

The Federalist Society
For Law & Public Policy Studies

invites you to a debate on

A Right of Initiative and Referendum: Right for Connecticut?

As required by the state Constitution (Art. 13, sec. 2), this November Connecticut voters will vote whether to hold a convention to amend the Constitution. A potential amendment now being discussed is whether add a right of initiative and referendum, to provide voters with a direct voice in making laws, or rejecting laws enacted through the state legislature. In about half the states in the country, voters have initiative and/or referendum authority.

Should Connecticut join them?


Prof. Richard S. Kay
University of Connecticut School of Law


Hon. Robert Satter
Connecticut Superior Court
Former State Representative

Susan Kniep
President, Federation of Connecticut Taxpayer Organizations
Former Mayor of East Hartford

Atty. John Woodcock III
Adjunct Professor, Political Science
Central Connecticut State Univ.
Former State Representative
Former Member, State Ethics Commission

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: State Capitol, Hartford – Old Judiciary Room (3rd floor, east side) (directions and parking info below)

Free and open to the public.
A complimentary lunch will be served.

RSVP: Brian Freeman, (860) 275-8310,


Directions and parking info:

State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford,

Parking is available in lot behind the State Capitol Building, accessible from Trinity Street, or in the Legislative Office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Avenue, parking garage. Take first right after the LOB and proceed straight until the driveway turns to the right. Take a right to enter the garage and park in a visitor’s spot.