Judge's Ruling and Red Flag


Last updated 3/27/2019 at 2:06pm

To set the first issue up – all bills are to be read in their entirety twice in each chamber, unless "by unanimous consent" they may be read by title only. This has become the common practice and makes sense. If you aren't familiar with a bill by the time it comes to the floor there is little chance you can cast an informed vote by having someone read it to you.

So, to "ask that a bill be read at length" is a rare thing and when it happens everyone is paying attention. The longer the bill the more it gets everyone's attention. However, once the reading begins no one is actually paying att...

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