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  •  Article I section 3: (2+ / 0-)
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    No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

    "One of the greatest tragedies of man's long trek along the highway of history has been the limiting of neighborly concern to tribe, race, class or nation." Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by brae70 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 06:37:04 AM PDT

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    •  Constitutional requirements I understand. (0+ / 0-)

      But aren't the states allowed to add requirements, such as residency requirements, for their states?  I thought New York was one of the few states that allowed "carpetbaggers" to run.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 06:47:42 AM PDT

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      •  Actually in this case the consitution reigns . . . (4+ / 0-)
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        Loge, Adam B, SueDe, Eric Nelson

        So aside from the 22nd ammendment(Presidential Terms), state laws cannot govern Federal term limits

        In U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton decided in a 5(Stevens, joined by Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer) -4(Thomas, joined by Rehnquist, O'Connor, Scalia) vote:

        From the judgement:

        Finally, state-imposed restrictions, unlike the congressionally imposed restrictions at issue in Powell, violate a third idea central to this basic principle: that the right to choose representatives belongs not to the States, but to the people. ... Following the adoption of the 17th Amendment in 1913, this ideal was extended to elections for the Senate. The Congress of the United States, therefore, is not a confederation of nations in which separate sovereigns are represented by appointed delegates, but is instead a body composed of representatives of the people.

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