One Arizona lawmaker wants the process of picking U.S. senators to more closely resemble the original system. House Concurrent Resolution 2022 would give the Arizona Legislature the power to put candidates on the general election ballot for U.S. Senate.

"It would run into problems pretty quickly in that it, arguably, on its face, contradicts the clear direction of the 17th Amendment and would likely be struck down by a court," said Ballard Spahr Partner Joseph A. Kanefield.

"This was something that was considered and debated as part of the Arizona constitutional convention in 1910 and was included in the original constitution," he said.

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