No, The Atlantic, You Can’t Reapportion the Senate With an Act of Congress

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A Wednesday op-ed in the Atlantic by Warton School professor Eric W. Orts claims the current trendy liberal constitutional gripe—the disproportionality of the U.S. Senate—can be fixed with one easy law. All you have to do is pass one statute and big states like California can have twelve senators and small states like Vermont only one. This constitutional shortcut has been hitherto undiscovered, but journalists on Twitter declared it a “fascinating argument,” “so good and reasonable,” and perhaps less charitably, “some real galaxy brain shit but I dig it.”