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NH House votes to affirm states' rights

March 30, 2011

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CONCORD, N.H.—The New Hampshire House has taken a stand against a federal seizure of constitutional powers reserved for the states.

The House voted 242-109 Wednesday to adopt a resolution urging states to assert their own rights. Supporters argue the federal government has overstepped its constitutional authority in a variety of ways.

Opponents said the resolution is confusing and appears to reject most of Congress' authority to regulate and rejects the courts' authority to determine the constitutionality of legislative acts.

The Senate next considers the resolution.