Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kresky: You Can't Understand the Constitution Without Reading It

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YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE CONSTITUTION WITHOUT READING ALL OF IT
on Legal Briefs (by Harry Kresky)

There has been some controversy generated over the reading of the United States Constitution during the opening session of the new Congress, organized by the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner. It had to do with “scrubbing” the document, ostensibly to conform it to the amendments (which affected some of the original text) and, in particular, the failure to read the part of Article I, Section 2 stating that each slave shall count as 3/5 of a person in determining the number of seats in the House allotted to each state...  More

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