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Ronald C Smith - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Prof. Ronald Smith, a tenured faculty member at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, discusses his participation as an Independent Voter delegate to the Illinois State Constitutional Convention, which resulted in the 1970 Illinois State Constitution. Smith served on the committee that drafted the Constitution's Executive Article. He also discusses the convention's adoption of the Pension Clause, which prohibits the public pension from being diminished.

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