A new Constitution cannot be made by partisan lawyers | Daily FT

Rohan SamarajivaA legitimate Constitution cannot be drafted under opaque conditions in a backroom and approved withthe votes of the party in power (and those of a few crossovers). All but the 17th and 19th Amendments to the 1978 Constitution lacked legitimacy for this reason.How Constitutions are MadeThere are those who point to the way the US Constitution (the shortest, oldest, and possibly least amended) and the Indian Constitution (the longest and possibly the most amended) were drafted and adopted. The drafting and the adoption of the US Constitution took over a year of dedicated work. The…

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