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Acts to be Plainly Worded

All Acts, Bills, and Joint Resolutions passed by Congress, and all Orders and Regulations issued by the Executive Office (hereinafter, the Act), shall be written so as to be understandable by any person who shall be compelled to comply with the Act.

Any Act written so as to not be reasonably understood by such a person shall be unconstitutional and void.

If a Provision of an Act is written so as to not be reasonably understood by any such person, the Provision is unconstitutional and void; if any other part of the Act is dependent on this Provision, then the entirety of the Act is unconstitutional and void.

Any person aggrieved by the enforcement of an Act or Provision of an Act so voided by this article shall have a Cause of Action against the United States of America to seek appropriate relief, including injunction against the enforcement of said Act or Provision, and the standard of review shall be de novo.

shanedk, 05.11.2011, 16:11
Idea status: under consideration


edward machnik, 19.12.2011, 15:59
I like you idea very much. Not sure we need to amend the Constitution to do it.

I believe plainly worded rulings should apply to the Supreme Court. Try reading Roe v Wade as I have. It make no sense to anyone except New York lawyers!!!
Cody Paschich, 20.02.2012, 01:34
Acts have lots of technical wording to prevent ambiguity and loopholes. I think the better thing to do would be to require a plain worded interpretation along with the technical ruling.

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