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- n. the act of passing or enacting of laws, legislating
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- adj. Enacting laws; legislative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of making or enacting laws
However, too many of our lawmakers consider their election a mandate to "follow their conscience" even when the majority of those who elected them did so under their conscience which defined a different priority in lawmaking that what the (now secure in office) lawmaker espouses.
Sounds like "lawmaking is wasted on lawyers," right?
One man's lawmaking is another's judicial review. (e.g., the Florida legislature in the euthanasia case).
While the actual effects of this law may be mild, this kind of lawmaking with the overly-arbitrary wording and the practical impossibility of any government official to keep an eye on the misusing of this law, sets a dangerous base to build future laws upon.
This kind of lawmaking only works as a knee-jerk reaction to a crisis, when Republicans and Democrats are equally panicked and looking for a big win for the people to shore up their political ambitions.
"lawmaking," he's celebrated in your pages - celebrated for doing, save on a grander scale, exactly what is done by common thieves.
Worse, the power of special interests paralyzes lawmaking.
Don't need no stinkin 'baseball player pretending to understand lawmaking.
This double-burden of ordinary and special lawmaking may create a diversion from good constitution-making, and at worst could lead to factional self-interest and ideological divergence when the parties return to the primary business of drafting the constitution.
A Constituent Assembly would typically wield both ordinary and extraordinary lawmaking powers in times of transitional governance.
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