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The Constitution is so over

2012-01-05 23:56:58.696214+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

New Hampshire Republicans sponsor a bill to force legislators to show how proposed legislation draws from the Magna Carta:

Vita admitted he needs to "bone up" on the content of the charter, but said "it's a document that still functions." He views the bill as similar to efforts in Congress requiring all legislation to cite constitutional authority.

New Hampshire House Bill 1580

1 New Section; Magna Carta References. Amend RSA 14 by inserting after section 39-a the following new section:

14:39-b Magna Carta Reference. All members of the general court proposing bills and resolutions addressing individual rights or liberties shall include a direct quote from the Magna Carta which sets forth the article from which the individual right or liberty is derived.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect November 1, 2012.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-06 19:48:41.929507+00 by: petronius

To hell with Magna Catra, what about the Articles of Confederation, a sadly forgotten legal document?