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Old April 3, 2013, 07:45 AM   #39
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Not really. "Emergency powers" only go so far, and things like confiscation of property set off Constitutional tripwires.

Even if that weren't the case, judges still know the difference between a "real" state of emergency (wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes) and the politicians' BS use of the word in order to short-circuit the normal procedure for creating laws.

If the CT governor tries to use a months-old shooting as the predicate "emergency" to justify confiscation or forcing people to keep their weapons locked in their houses, he's seriously going to get the "hairy eyeball" from the courts.
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