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Lame Ducks and the 20th Amendment

Thought this was an interesting conversation this morning:

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/21/132225120/20th-Amendment-Sought-To-Do-Away-With-Lame-Ducks

A Constituti0nal Amendment that simply didn't work as it was supposed to.

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gdiamante

Asked by gdiamante at 2:29 PM on Dec. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Got a clickable link or the Reader's Digest version of what it's about? I'm feling lazy. :-(
    SavageGrl

    Answer by SavageGrl at 3:52 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • oops. *feeling
    SavageGrl

    Answer by SavageGrl at 3:53 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I think that the representatives that won should be sworn in that week. The lame duck is not good for his/her state or the country. This way no one knows who is going to win or loose so they don't commit political suicide right before the election.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:08 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • http://www.npr.org/2010/12/21/132225120/20th-Amendment-Sought-To-Do-Away-With-Lame-Ducks


    Essentially, the story was that the 20th Amendment was intended to prevent lame duck sessions. When it passed back in the 1930s, noone could imagine that anyone would return to Washington between election day and Christmas.

    gdiamante

    Comment by gdiamante (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

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