Gun law dispute sinks voting rights bill for DC

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    Gun law dispute sinks voting rights bill for DC - Yahoo! News

    I've always thought it was bullshit how unrelated amendments get attached to a piece of legislation. I understand it, but I still don't like it.

    And what's with DC not having to abide by a SCOTUS ruling anyway???
     
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    Doesn't the ruling in fact nullify DC's local law?
     
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    This kind of crap is why we should not allow piggybacking.
     
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    If you read the full article there is a part I didn't quote that says they've enacted "new" laws since the ruling that do not violate it. Which of course is most likely total bullshit.
     
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    I am TOTALLY against pork. Piggybacking. Whatever you want to call it. Each piece of legislation should stand on its own, IMO.
     
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    I thought the law sank because it would give the republican state of Utah one more congressional seat.
     
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    If those fuckers are so stupid they want more gun control then they don't deserve a vote in the House.
     
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    DC can not legally get a voting member without an amendment to the Constitution. Like this Amendment but stating they had the same rights as a State.

    23rd Amendment | LII / Legal Information Institute

    You see Congress does NOT have the power to grant them a voting member in Congress. The Constitution is clear as a bell on w3ho qualifies. And that is ONLY States.

    Congress can not simply pass a bill giving them a Congressman. It requires an Amendment to the Constitution.
     
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    As much as the current situation is unjust, I must agree.
     

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