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Fri, Apr. 8th, 2005, 02:35 pm
Uh oh.

[Not good.] (From relee.)

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
guido_jacobs

*reads it* so...are we doomed if this thing gets passed?

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
masstreble: Yes, but:

It's not likely to get passed, but the idea that people are looking for ways to do such extreme things legally is disturbing. It means that all of this is seriously on the somebody's agenda.

In the off-chance that this comes up for House vote, carefully watch and record who votes for this one, and what is said about it.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
guido_jacobs: Re: Yes, but:

In the off-chance that this comes up for House vote, carefully watch and record who votes for this one, and what is said about it.

I'll try...

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
cgranade: No, but we'd all be amused before the aftermath.

As mentioned above, this bill is damn near funny (were it not for the fact that ostensibly, serious people made it) in that, as mentioned above, this bill would have an effect only if it does not exist. For emphasis, allow me to repeat: this bill would only do a damnned thing if it did nothing at all. Thus, the bill's existence is paradoxical at best; the "paradox" is easily resolved by asserting the bill's non-existence. That is, the paradox is resolved if the bill is destroyed.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
guido_jacobs: Re: No, but we'd all be amused before the aftermath.

Oh, I get it! It won't work if it's passed, and it won't work if it's destroyed, so either way, nothing'll happen. :)

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
cgranade: Re: No, but we'd all be amused before the aftermath.

Well, looking at it, the law only precribes that something happens in response to the courts ruling the law unconstitutional. For example, if they the courts try to strike down or uphold another law based on legal precedent, or laws passed since the 1780s, then this law blocks. Since the courts are in the process of striking down laws anyway, then this would also be struck as part of the bundle. The law says that if the law is struck, it provides penalties for the judges. Problem is, how can it do something after it has been struck? Therefore, the law only makes a statement as has negligable legal effect.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
guido_jacobs: Re: No, but we'd all be amused before the aftermath.

Oh...I guess I understand that...

...you have quite the political knowledge/vocabulary there...

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
cgranade: Re: No, but we'd all be amused before the aftermath.

Not really. That's more mathematics, really. Something our opponents seem to lack...

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
guido_jacobs: Re: No, but we'd all be amused before the aftermath.

With those math skills, you might make a good president.