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Oct 20, 2011

Major changes to the 9th Amendment

Going back to Friday’s House meeting, the report from the Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee on the Ninth Amendment bill has been cleaned up. News Five has seen a copy of the recommendations submitted after the ninth amendment was taken on a countrywide road show. A quick read of what you will see on Friday shows a significant change to the bill. There are two major concessions. Government is removing the offending language as follows: in the new subsection nine of section sixty-nine, the words “and a law passed by the National Assembly to alter any of the provisions of this Constitution which is passed in conformity with this section shall not be open to challenge in any court of law on any ground whatsoever.” will be deleted. Government is also removing the words “and no court shall enquire into the constitutionality, legality or validity of the said acquisitions notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in section seventeen, section twenty or any other provision of this Constitution or any other law or rule of practice from subsection one. Subsection two will be deleted in its entirety. So there you have it; the bill will go back to the house on Friday with two major concessions by government. We’ll have reaction on Friday’s newscast.

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3 Responses for “Major changes to the 9th Amendment”

  1. Chitown says:

    Not bad! This is a very good move and will have the support of many more; me included!

    Now let see you work on fighting crime with the same fervor. Here are some ideas: change some laws to make it easier for people to testify and give statements in court without risking there own life and safety. Hire more officers, train them better, make or change some laws to better support the police, demand better behavior and conduct from officers (in and out of uniform), give officers the necessary equipment and compensation.

  2. Islander says:

    I guess seeing dictator ghadaffi by the people is causing GOB to watch it’s dictatOr self

  3. rasman says:

    Some rather learn the hard way. We could have been using all the money and energies that have been spent on the 9th on build roads, strengthening the police and BDF, etc.

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