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Judge Hears Arguments in D.C. Budget Autonomy Fight

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A Washington federal trial said Wednesday there were “compelling arguments” in favor of budget autonomy for the District of Columbia. But he hinted he may be bound to find that only Congress—and not the D.C. Council—can make autonomy a reality.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    What don‘t District rabel-rousers understand about the Constitution‘s Article I, Sec. 8, which grants Congress the authority to "exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever" over the nation‘s capital? Just because insurgents, some of whom still vote for Marion Barry, convinced a bunch of dopes to pass a meaningless ballot measure to the contrary, Congress still lawfully reigns over D.C.‘s budget and everything else. This isn‘t even a close call. And any D.C. residents who don‘t like it are free to move to the Soviet Socialist Republic of Maryland.

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