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Hello All,

Very interesting Judi.  Compare that with the life and
death situation in another democracy in Chile and the
Pinochet situation with their appeal courts and
Supreme Courts as well.  Take special note of the Dec.
5th LA Times article.  I, personally, was opposed to
England doing what it did with Pinochet (after all its
years of colonization), but am happy to see Chile
taking care of its own business.

Thanks for that in person information.

Mel Sanchez
--- "Judith K. Graves" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just a note on what's happening a couple of blocks
> from the Library:
>
> I walked by the Supreme Court on my way from Union
> Station to the Madison
> Building a little before 8 am.  There are about 6
> large white media vans,
> with rooftop satellite dishes, all ready to beam
> their reports.  A colleage
> said there were about a hundred photographers with
> their tripods on the
> sidewalk, ready to go.  Everything is peaceful.
>
> I walked closer to the Capitol and steered clear of
> the crowd, but so had
> some other newsgroups.  Three different groups
> consisting of camera
> operators and reporters had set up their filming
> area on the Capitol
> grounds - poised and ready to broadcast.  Democracy
> at work!
>
> You can see/hear this on the web at
> http://www.cspan.org.
>
> I prepared the URLs below for a friend, but y'all
> might have already found
> these references on the Electoral College:
>
> Presidential Elections and the Electoral College:
> http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwec.html
>
> A Century of Lawmaking:
> http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html
>
> Go to the search page, select Continental Congress,
> and search on
> 'electors' to get discussion in the Federal
> Convention of 1787.  This is
> raw debate converage, ie, minutes of debates, not
> the formal language of
> the finished document.
>
> First draft of the Constitution from another
> collection, Documents of the
> Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention:
>
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/bdsbib:@field(NUMBER+@band(bdsdc
> c++c01a1))
> (click on page image to get a .tiff image of the
> actual broadside.)
>
> Go here for 8 documents that show the progression in
> revision:
>
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/bdsbib:we-the-people
>
> The constitution as ratified:
>
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/bdsbib:@field(NUMBER+@band(bdsdc
> c++c08-1))
>
> Come here on THOMAS, the congressional web site, to
> search all historical
> documents, including the Constitution and the
> Federalist Papers.
> http://lcweb2.loc.gov/const/mdbquery.html
>
> Enjoy,
> Judy
>
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=====
Mel Sanchez
Santa Ana High School
520 W. Walnut
Santa Ana, CA  92701
714-567-4900
fax 714-567-4952


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