Legal Challenge Expected In Congressional Age Limit Proposal

(Bismarck, ND) — North Dakota lawmakers are expecting a legal challenge to a proposed congressional age limit, and estimate they’ll spend 1-million dollars to defend the measure as it makes its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. A state legislative panel unanimously approved spending the 1-million dollars to defend the proposed constitutional initiative that will appear on the June 11th ballot. Some legal scholars and political observers say a state age limit for members of Congress would be unconstitutional. They cite a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on term limits that states cannot set congressional qualifications beyond those in the U.S. Constitution.

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