January 6, 2014
For Some Students, Political Science Means Drafting Legislation
Courtney Perry for The Chronicle
When Amal Younis, a senior at Concordia University Saint Paul, learned that lawmakers in Minnesota could get away with drunken driving while the Legislature was in session, she was surprised.
"When you think about the Constitution and laws," she says, "there shouldn't be this kind of loophole."
Now Ms. Younis, 19, whose Somali family moved to Minnesota from Saudi Arabia when she was 4, is trying to strip that legislative immunity as part of a political-science course at