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July 21st, 2012
11:01 am


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Why does Congress make laws that expire?

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Date:July 23rd, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
I get that impression, thanks.

But when was the "sunset clause" concept introduced? Is it recent or has it been around for a long time? It doesn't seem to be mentioned in Schoolhouse Rock's "I'm just a Bill" and, perhaps more seriously, I don't remember learning about it in history or civics classes.
Date:July 23rd, 2012 05:42 am (UTC)
According to Wikipedia, the practice dates back to the Roman Senate.
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