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« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2016, 07:22:48 pm »
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What is the status of SSM in Atlasia? I know that with the new constitution we transferred over all the American federal laws, however because SSM was legalized by individual states and the supreme court, their is no federal law legalizing it. 
My interpretation is that how things are in America now is how it is in Atlasia. So same-sex marriage is legal.
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« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2016, 07:34:44 pm »
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What is the status of SSM in Atlasia? I know that with the new constitution we transferred over all the American federal laws, however because SSM was legalized by individual states and the supreme court, their is no federal law legalizing it. 
My interpretation is that how things are in America now is how it is in Atlasia. So same-sex marriage is legal.
The Confusion I had though is the fact DOMA and most of these SSM bans are still on the books but unenforceable, so does that mean these laws are unenforceable now, after all our constitution is not the same as the American one. Could someone propose legislation to clarify this potentially messy situation please?. What I don't want to see happen is for a similar situation as happened in Missouri in RL.     
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« Reply #52 on: July 09, 2016, 07:59:51 am »
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If this is the new constitution on amendments:

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. The Congress, whenever two thirds of the membership of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall have power to propose amendments to this Constitution, which shall take effect following their ratification by two thirds of the several Regions.

two thirds of membership means what, the total of members in the body so 4/6 for Senate and 6/9 for House?

It doesn't depend on the number of legislators voting. If there is a vacancy is the membership total lower or it is always the total of seats in the constitution.
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« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2016, 04:00:54 pm »
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In the GM law, the GM can be dismissed by the President with agreement of legislators but is there a time period for the GM mandate? Does it end at the same time as the Presidential term or ends when the GM decided to resign (or dismissed). 
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« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2016, 09:12:36 pm »
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Suggestion and question on the Federal electoral Act.

Section 14:
Voter needs to post 10 times in the 8 weeks prior to the election.
We could make it 8 times, equivalent to once a week. Less votes would be thrown out because of number of posts.

Voter is deregistered after missing three federal elections. Are federal elections Presidential and House and Senate considered regional?

Section 6 on absentee voting
It doesn't give much time for a voter to vote by absentee ballot if a voter is gone all weekend. Vote can only occur after there is an official ballot (I think candidates can declare for House 1 day before the election. Maybe a voter who knows will be gone could not have to wait for the official ballot and send his ranking of candidates to the Secretary of Elections before the end of candidate declaration. 
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« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2016, 01:54:55 pm »
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I think it would be wise to consider reducing time of VP's undeclared absence time before the PPT can take over from 7 days to, let's say, 3 days.
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« Reply #56 on: August 06, 2016, 10:27:04 pm »
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In the Election law, waiting almost two weeks for elected candidates to take office tend to lead to lull period. Don't know if elected president need a long time to prepare before swearing in, but at least for other offices if for President is not possible, I prefer shorter lame duck period.
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« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2016, 04:38:43 pm »
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I'd like to urge the Congress to amend the GM Bill to provide for a deputy.
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« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2016, 05:40:50 pm »
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Just wanted to let everyone know that dfwlibertylover has been confirmed by the South Chamber of Delegates.
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« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2016, 11:08:59 pm »
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Pretty sure there will need to be an impeachment hearing for Spiral in the Senate based on the constitution.

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v. The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. In all trials of impeachment, the Chief Justice shall preside, and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of 2/3 of the sitting Senators.
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« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2016, 10:06:54 pm »
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On the Official language act, my opinion is English should be the official language for laws, elections and federal departments. All official government operations should be in English. All Atlasians don't have English as first language but if we want the game to function we need to use a common language.
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« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2016, 03:15:40 pm »
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On the Official language act, my opinion is English should be the official language for laws, elections and federal departments. All official government operations should be in English. All Atlasians don't have English as first language but if we want the game to function we need to use a common language.
While I understand where you're coming from, I think that would only be worth implementing should we start to have a problem with it. English is the de facto official language for Government.
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« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2016, 01:29:13 pm »
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In a proposal to change the electoral act:

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3. Candidates elected in federal elections for federal officeholders shall take office at 1200 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday in the month after their election.

Does this cover Senators? Senators are elected by regional ballot so not a federal election.

I think Senators beginning of term can vary by region if regions don't specify when a term begins.   
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« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2016, 04:00:10 pm »
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I think Senators beginning of term can vary by region if regions don't specify when a term begins.   
This is correct. Since senators are chosen by the regions, it's up to them to define when the old term ends and the new begins.
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« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2016, 09:53:15 pm »
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Even if it's legal I don't like a President who has that role by accident appoints a Supreme Court Justice. It should be done by the next elected President.
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« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2016, 10:04:14 pm »
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Even if it's legal I don't like a President who has that role by accident appoints a Supreme Court Justice. It should be done by the next elected President.
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« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2016, 10:10:18 pm »
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Even if it's legal I don't like a President who has that role by accident appoints a Supreme Court Justice. It should be done by the next elected President.
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