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    hannah, Chi

    not at all.

    Another attractive feature of legislators' habits is to pass complex and broadly worded (or even simple, but vaguely worded) laws which then turn out to be a free field for rule-cheaters (eg lawyers) to exploit.

    For example, in Wisconsin there's a 2-hour mandatory written public notice of a legislative committee meeting. (I think it's two hours, anyway, it is a set time period) and that figured in unraveling some of Walker's stupidity.

    In Maryland, written public notice must be provided a "reasonable" time before a meeting or "as soon as practicable."

    So in Maryland there might have been a court case but they'd still be arguing over what was "reasonable" and "practicable."

    Until 2010, the Md Gen'l Ass'y exempted itself from minutes pretty much all the time  and notice requirements much of the time.

    The old double standard. And thereby hangs another tale, but that's for some other time.

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 11:10:22 AM PST

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