Ann Lousin, '68: Honored for Sixth Year in a Row by Illinois State Historical Society

Professor Ann M. Lousin of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was once again honored by the Illinois State Historical Society for her writings on Illinois constitutional law. This is the sixth year in a row that Lousin has been honored by ISHS.

This year Lousin received a Certificate of Excellence for two articles she wrote as part of her ongoing column featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The first column “Constitutional Tinkering is a bad idea, particularly this idea” considered why an Illinois amendment asking voters whether they approve of adding a section to the Illinois Constitution’s revenue article could have major consequences.

The second column “45 Years later, three unsolved issues won’t go away” focused on three issues that the Illinois Constitutional Convention was unable to solve at the time and have plagued Illinois ever since. Those issues are judicial selection, funding of public schools and redistricting the General Assembly. Lousin was a research assistant at the 1969-1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention. She also served as staff assistant to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, including a term as Parliamentarian of the House.

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