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On This Date in Legal History

On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment was ratified. The Amendment addresses the election of senators to Congress. It provides for the people to elect new senators (versus the state legislatures).  The Amendment states– The Senate of the United States shall … Continue reading

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The 27th Amendment

On May 7, 1992, the 27th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified.  The Amendment reads– “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened”. Simply … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment was ratified. The Amendment addresses the election of Senators to Congress. It provides for the people to elect new Senators (versus the State legislatures).  The Amendment states– The Senate of the United States … Continue reading

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