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Jeanine Notter is a first-term Republican New Hampshire state representative.  Just weeks into her first term, she became legendary for suggesting that cancer patients should hold bake sales to pay for their treatment instead of relying on health insurance.   This year she told the House State-Federal Relations Committee that birth control pills cause prostate cancer, even though birth control pills are typically taken by women, who typically don't even have prostate glands.

In addition to making dumbfounding pronouncements, Rep. Notter hosts a cable TV show "Chatting with Jeanine" where other politicians can make pronouncements of their own.  She hosted an especially thought-provoking discussion a few days ago...

The topic is a constitutional amendment which would allow the legislature to override court rules.  For the past several decades, the judiciary has made its own rules, and Rep. Notter and two of her fellow Republican lawmakers are not at all happy about that:

Originally posted to TimothyHorrigan on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 08:43 AM PDT.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward!.

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