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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #95)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 05:56 PM

98. The law doesn't work the way you think it does.

First of all you don't provide the language of NDAA upon which you rely. All sections of an Act must be interpreted in para materia.
Seconldy, a ruling in a 2006 case can be nullified by subsequent legislation and/or case law.
So if an Act says it doesn't "change the law" (and I highly doubt the Act uses such simplistic, unqualified language) it's referring to the law as it exists at the time the Act is enacted, and the "law" can always be changed subsequently by either statute (legislature) or case law(court).

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