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Term Limits for Members of Congress. More Legislators than ever now define their occupation as “legislator”. In the 1990s, several states actually implemented term limits for their own members of Congress by passing state laws. However, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the U.S. Constitution trumps state laws, and the U.S. Constitution does not mention term limits for members of Congress. An amendment to the U.S. Constitution would be required to enact congressional term limits. Check out this website to learn more about term limits: www.termlimits.org Take a second and look up your U.S. House Representative and your two U.S. Senators. How long have they served in Congress? www.house.gov www.senate.gov Now, do some research of your own and then join the debate! Who is your U.S. House Representative? (you’d have one)
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Unformatted text preview: Who are your two U.S. Senators? How long have they served in Washington? Do you support term limits for federal Legislators? Why or why not? Does the U.S. President have term limits? What are they? When did they go into effect? What are the possible undesirable consequences of term limits for legislators? Some states have term limits for the State Legislators. State Legislators make laws and policy for their particular state (for example, in Kentucky, State Legislators work in the General Assembly, the State Legislature. Check out which states have term limits for state legislators. When did those term limits go into effect? What has been the effect of those term limits? Are those effects good or bad? Why?...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course POL SCI 101 taught by Professor Baker during the Summer '10 term at KCTCS.

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