Rewriting Constitution
5:18 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Constitution Revision Advocates Aren't Giving Up

Advocates of rewriting Alabama's 113-year-old Constitution say they are not giving up even though the process has stalled.
Credit The Birmingham News file

Advocates of rewriting Alabama's 113-year-old Constitution say they are not giving up even though the process has stalled.

The Legislature has been working since 2011 to rewrite the Constitution article by article. A Senate committee delayed action on four proposed articles after Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker issued advisory opinions questioning the legality of the process.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and House Speaker Mike Hubbard say the advisory opinions have had an effect, but opinions from two of the nine justices on the court shouldn't stop work.

The chairman of Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, Lenora Pate, says the effort for constitutional reform is not over.