Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fancy footwork

Fred Astaire
An article from The News International reveals the game plan that seems to be taking shape in connection with the Jan. 7, 2017 sunset of the 21st Amendment: neither chamber of the Pakistani legislature will be in session at expiry. So bridge the gap between the sunsetting and the introduction of replacement legislation by a presidential ordinance.

(The thing about the 21st Amendment that has always seemed odd is how a measure that purports to have constitutional dignity could have been enacted with only a two-year life span in the first place.)

We'll try to keep on top of this unfolding tale of fancy legislative footwork.

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