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Was there really an attempted repeal of English common law in Kentucky?

A couple of decades ago I read an allegation in a book that seemed generally not reliable, and whose title I don't remember, and I wonder whether it can be corroborated. "Everybody knows" (...
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Has the US Congress ever met outdoors?

Has either house of the United States Congress ever met to do official business outdoors? I tried searching for "Has Congress ever met outdoors?", "Has the House of Representatives ever ...
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Did the Governor of Virginia in 1786 have the authority to veto laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly?

I believe that the Act for Establishing Religious Freedom was passed by the Virginia General Assembly on January 16, 1786. Did the Governor of Virginia at the time have the right to veto it?
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What was the voting mechanism in early elections to the Commons?

From the 1200s in England, counties and towns sent two representatives to Parliament. Sheriffs ran the local elections, in which voters were enfranchised by being freeholders or potwallopers. ...
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Did the historic events behind the film The Big Short happen under Glass Steagall?

In this episode of Planet America, the former House of Representatives member Barney Frank made the statement: Sanders has one proposal, enact an 80 year old law, re-enacted called Glass Steagall. ...
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Why did John Ganson vote contradictorily on the 13th Amendment?

The House of Representatives originally did not pass the 13th Amendment, and on January 1, 1865 it was reconsidered and passed. Evidently, the House first voted that day on whether to reconsider the ...
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How many citizens were in each century of the Roman electoral system?

The Centuriate assembly (Comicia centuriata) was arguably the most important assembly of the Roman republic. It was in charge of electing consuls, praetors and censors, of voting laws, declaring war ...
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