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'Repeal Amendment' Propelled By Tea Party Would Enable States To Overturn Any Act Of Congress

First Posted: 12/19/10 09:19 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

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A woman holds a copy of the US constitution with the question 'Void?' superimposed on it during a march of supporters of the conservative Tea Party movement in Washington on September 12, 2010. Several thousand people gathered for the march from the Washington Monument to the Capitol. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

The New York Times:

The idea has been propelled by the wave of Republican victories in the midterm elections. First promoted by Virginia lawmakers and Tea Party groups, it has the support of legislative leaders in 12 states. It also won the backing of the incoming House majority leader, Representative Eric Cantor, when it was introduced this month in Congress.

Read the whole story: The New York Times

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