Should Elected Officials Have To Pass Constitutional Tests? – Lafayette Live
A controversial question arose at Tuesday's City-Parish Council meeting as a citizen put forth the resolution that elected officials should have to pass a constitutional test in order to run for elections. The resolution was dismissed after a split four to four vote, however many KPEL listeners have rallied around the constitutional test idea.
"It’s one of those things that sounds good," said Durel. "Get’s headlines, but it would probably never pass muster if it was challenged in court."
Durel cited the right to run for election and the population's right to elect who they want as reasons why a constitutional test would be challenged. Anything that might undermine the democratic process would be immediately thrown out by a court of law.
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