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House Proceeding 03-12-09 on Mar 12th, 2009 :: 2:48:20 to 2:49:45
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Hank Johnson

2:48:16 to 2:48:38( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: that would be an alternative i would hope would be looked at and given very serious consideration. mr. johnson: will the gentleman yield? mr. rohrabacher: i wil but i have other things i want to do to. but go right ahead. mr. johnson: i will say that the voting rights bill congresswoman norton has

Hank Johnson

2:48:20 to 2:49:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

2:48:39 to 2:49:00( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: introduced and which has been passed by the house in the 110th congress, you know, that act provides for an expedited judicial review as to the constitutionality of these actions that congress would take by passing this legislation.

Hank Johnson

2:49:01 to 2:49:21( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: there is also a difference of opinion among constitutional scholars about whether or not the district, excuse me, about whether or not the congress has the authority under the constitution to actually do what this legislation proposes. there are those on both sides

Hank Johnson

2:49:22 to 2:49:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: of the fence on tha and i think that it needs to be adjudicated in court. this legislation is conducive to that, provides for that, and the fact that we're doing something that would cause us

Hank Johnson

2:49:43 to 2:49:49( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: to have to go to court and defend our powers is no reason

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