Mount to host discussion on NYS Constitutional Convention vote

September 26, 2017


Mount Saint Mary College’s School of Business will host a panel on Tuesday, October 3 at 6 p.m. discussing the upcoming New York State Constitutional Convention vote.

The event will take place on campus, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, in the Dominican Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

Moderated by Michael L. Fox, assistant professor of business law and pre-law advisor at the Mount, the panel will delve into the 13-word ballot referendum question: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” New Yorkers will decide this on November 7, 2017.

Panelists include:

  • Langdon C. Chapman, Esq., County Attorney, Orange County, N.Y.
  • Henry M. Greenberg, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Albany, N.Y.
  • Jeffrey S. Kahana, associate professor of history, Mount Saint Mary College

The group will address the arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, a constitutional convention; the potential impact a constitutional convention could have on state and local governments; and the general history and background of the New York State Constitution and New York State’s government.