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Jan 23
How the 20th Amendment made lame-duck sessions less lame

How the 20th Amendment made lame-duck sessions less lame

One of the most important, but least discussed, constitutional amendments made government more responsive by greatly shorting the time outgoing elected officials have a role in passing laws.

Jan 23
Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendments

Happy birthday, 20th and 24th Amendments

Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1964). Here's what you need to know.

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