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Interview Weekend
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tomorrow (Saturday January 31) morning. Democratic City Council candidate David Cain will be on my radio show at around 11:30. Sunday morning I'm going to interview Mayor Kiss at 8:30 and Andy Montroll at 11:00. I gotta get a little more solid on my tape recorder (yes I know it's digital. leave me alone.) and come up with some good questions tonight and tomorrow. Anything readers want me to ask anyone? If you throw out 100 suggestions I might use one or two. Oh... and there's a slim chance Rachel Maddow might call the radio show Saturday morning. I invited her to call in on her facebook Wall. Like she has time. Still, you never know. She did leave a comment here once. (yeah, you got me. I'm stalking Rachel Maddow.)

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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 5:25 PM   3 comments
Interactive Social Contract
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This was made by a friend of a friend of mine. And in the words of my friend- Check it!
(Click it to Check it.)
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 10:54 PM   2 comments
The Dan Smith Interview
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The following is a faithfully transcribed conversation between me (pictured on left) and Independent mayoral candidate Dan Smith (pictured on right) recorded at Stone Soup on College Street on Saturday January 17, 2009. Also present was Dan's cousin and campaign manager Emily Mellencamp Smith, who recently worked for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign as well as for Emily's list, an organization dedicated to electing more women to public office. Both she and Dan Smith supported Hinda Miller with their first-choice votes in the last mayoral election...


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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 12:17 PM   55 comments
Websites
Monday, January 26, 2009
I've updated the mayoral candidates' links on the top right of this page so that they take you to the actual campaign sites for all four.

Montroll's site was indeed hacked according to the Burlington Free Press. Somebody in Turkey I guess. Bummer.

I am almost done transcribing my interview with Dan Smith and I'm sure it will be interesting to a lot of readers. I know I'm slow, but it's not like I have an editor, a deadline or a paycheck, now is it? I do have a small problem though. BurlingtonPol has been so popular this month, my web host is saying I might have to pay five more dollars because I'm getting close to my bandwidth limit. I've been posting lightly since I got that notice. Not that five bucks is a huge deal, but it is annoying, and it is money.

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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 11:31 AM   17 comments
Craziest Picture Ever
Friday, January 23, 2009
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 8:22 PM   4 comments
Sad
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I'm not going to judge. I'd probably get drunk too. But does seem a little sad.

posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 11:59 PM   5 comments
Obama Becomes 44th President
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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Dan Smith Interview
Monday, January 19, 2009
So I did finally get a voice recorder to do interviews with and I used it when talking to Dan Smith on Saturday. It's the tiny silver thing on my notebook in the picture. It turns out that transcribing a recorded conversation takes a lot longer than I thought it would, so I'm going to need a little more time before I can post that interview. There should be lot's of other things to think about between now and then, though, what with Tuesday being 01.20.09 and all....

Stay tuned. More to come.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 10:23 PM   6 comments
Bread and Gaza
Friday, January 16, 2009
If you're interested in protesting what's happening in Gaza, there's going to be a protest march downtown. Details below. The stats listed are already old. The Palestinian death toll is now over 1000. ENOUGH!

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Meet Saturday, January 17th, 11:30 AM in front of City Hall to gear up for a demonstration and march beginning at noon. Help carry huge, striking Bread & Puppet banners and figures.

Arrive at noon for the march and demonstration.

Join Vermonters and people around the world to protest the occupation and bombings of Gaza, which have killed over 750 Palestinians and injured over 3100 (as of January 9). Hospitals in Gaza have little to no medical supplies and they are overflowing with victims of this humanitarian crisis. Food and water are in extremely short supply due to the blockade Israel has imposed on the people of Gaza. The United States government is complicit in this brutality, supplying military aid to Israel and endorsing Israel's actions. The bombings and killings must end! End the violent blockade and occupation of Gaza immediately!
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 12:27 AM   3 comments
Eli Lesser-Goldsmith
Thursday, January 15, 2009
After wrapping up my show last Saturday at The Radiator on College Street, I stopped in to Stone Soup next door to get a cup of coffee. Inside I ran into Democratic Ward Seven city council candidate Eli Lesser-Goldsmith (photo right) and sat down with him for an impromptu interview.

He showed me a copy of his fist piece of campaign literature and I asked him how the door knocking was going. Although he said that by Saturday he had only knocked on about 100 doors so far, Eli was adamant that he will knock on every door in the ward at least two times. It's an ambitious goal in Ward Seven, which has the largest land area and least population density of any ward. When I mentioned this he said "I'm undaunted."

When the conversation moved to issues Eli outlined three main areas he wants to work on.

This first of the three was development. Lesser-Goldsmith says he supports building new senior housing at the site of the Motor Vehicles Department on North Avenue, but that most new development should take place downtown. He says the city "could have done a better job" on the recent zoning re-write and that it should have been more lax in terms of parking requirements. He believes that Planning and Zoning should be merged into Public Works and that "design review is a thorn in the side for a lot of people." He says permitting should be a faster process and gives Burlington developers credit for being "tenacious" in the face of cumbersome regulations.

The second issue Eli touched on was jobs. He said higher, denser buildings downtown would provide more room for business to grow, citing Fuse marketing as an example of a company recently forced to move out of the city because they could not find the office space in Burlington they needed. He said the city needs to attract new businesses and that he could personally act as a "go-between" toward that end.

Our jobs discussion moved tangentially toward the issue of transportation. Eli said "the fact that we have only one bus line in the new north end is a total joke." He said he'd like to see changes in the funding structure of CCTA to make federal funds correlate to ridership, and more park and ride facilities just outside the city to alleviate traffic congestion.

The third thing Lesser-Goldsmith promises to focus on if elected is the issue of parks and the waterfront. I of course tried to sell him on the idea of stairs from Battery Park to the Waterfront and he seemed to like the concept. We discussed making the College Street Shuttle more user friendly by bringing the drop-off / pick-up point back to the loop near the boathouse. This had been the bus stop in the past, Eli said, but traffic problems forced the bus stop to move to its current location at One Main Street. We discussed gating the loop as a possible means to avoid those past problems. "The waterfront has been a huge missed opportunity for the City of Burlington" Eli said. "The more people we get to the waterfront the better."

He said the "North 40" should be cleaned up and turned into a giant park for the time being. When I asked if he supported the Moran Plant redevelopment as it's proceeding, he said he liked the idea of re-using the building. Noting that the process is already underway he said "Sometimes when you're given lemons, you have to make lemonade- let's embrace that." But while he supports the proposed sailing center as an appropriate use of the building, he is much less enthusiastic about the climbing wall and children's museum proposals. Instead he said he prefers to see a mixed use for the building that would include high-end condominiums, a cafe and an observation deck.

Wrapping up our discussion, we touched on the topic of government transparency and responsiveness. He liked my idea of an official online forum where city officials could discuss issues online, in writing and in real time. He even went so far as saying he would actually blog live from the city council meetings themselves. When I suggested some might say this would distract from his duties as a councilor, he assuredly replied "I can multi-task." "If elected" he proclaimed, "I'll be the most easy-to-communicate-with city councilor Burlington has ever seen."

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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 3:06 PM   6 comments
Zuckerman Loses Ag Chair
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
David Zuckerman lost chairmanship of the House Agriculture Committee. Johanna Donovan won chairwomanship of the House Education Committee. From VTBuzz.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 10:16 AM   4 comments
Marrisa Caldwell Press Release
Thanks to Ivan for passing this on (from 01.13.09)

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MARRISA CALDWELL SEEKS WARD 3 CITY COUNCIL SEAT

School Commissioner Marrisa Caldwell announced today that she is seeking the City Council seat being vacated by Tim Ashe, who was elected in November to serve in the Vermont Senate.

Over the last five years, Caldwell has worked tirelessly for the residents of Ward 3 and for all of Burlington's children. As chair of the school board's policy and advocacy committee, she has been a leader on livable wages and more recently on improving faculty and staff diversity. She worked with parents, educators and the community to keep Lawrence Barnes Elementary School open, and she has worked to expand preschool and to keep class sizes small. Her efforts led to the Spanish language program in all Burlington elementary schools and the return of the middle school strings program.

Caldwell has served on the finance committee of the school board for three years, on the mayor's task force on afterschool care, and she was elected by the Wards 2 & 3 neighborhood planning assembly to the community development block grant board.

"I will bridge the divide between the school district and the city council, bringing many years of fiscal oversight to my role as a city councilor. My priorities for the City Council are creating affordable housing, supporting small business development, making our streets safe for pedestrians and cyclists, finding efficiencies in city government and delivering high quality city services without relying on an increased property tax."

Caldwell works in the Office of Primary Care at UVM's College of Medicine. A graduate of Vermont College, she holds a degree in psychology with a focus on social movements and health care policy.

A native of Fairlee and a life-long Vermonter, Marrisa Caldwell lives at 204 Park Street with her three children, Alex, Rowen and Pete, and her partner, David Kreindler.

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The Ides of January
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Beware the Ides of January. There's a lot of stuff going on. Here's a brief, haphazard concatenation of news and information...

*Breaking News: The Ward 3 Progressives caucused last night and selected Marissa Caldwell to run against David Cain for the seat being vacated by Tim Ashe.

*I ran into ward 7 Democratic city council candidate Eli Lesser-Goldsmith after my radio show on Saturday and did a brief impromptu interview. I hope to have that written up soon, but as a sneak preview I'll share that Eli says if he's elected he intends to live-blog directly from city council meetings.

*Speaking of my radio show- it's on at a new time: Saturdays 11am-12pm on 105.9fm Burlington or streaming live at TheRadiator.org

*Speaking of the Radiator, here's me and Robert Ready talking about it with Melinda Moulton at channel 17.

*Gaza remains under attack by Israel, with almost a thousand people killed so far.

*Burlington Pol Howard Dean helped win back both houses of Congress and the White House for the Democrats and was then unceremoniously kicked to the curb and shafted. There's gratitude for you.

*Obama gets sworn in a week from today. I'm taking an hour off work and going down to Nectars to watch with Philip Baruth.

*I'll turn 36 on Sunday. My Mother would have been turning 72.

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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 11:33 AM   4 comments
David Cain Launches Website
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Democratic Ward 3 City Council candidate David Cain (Photo Right) has launched his campaign website. And Look! It links back here! Thanks David!

Cain, grandson of former Burlington mayor Francis Cain, is running for the seat currently held by Progressive Tim Ashe who just became a state senator. Will Ashe run for re-election in Ward 3 or are the Progs going to run someone else? I don't know yet, but I'll tell you when I do.

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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 10:20 AM   10 comments
First 2009 Mayoral Debate IV
Saturday, January 10, 2009


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Digging the Dirt
Friday, January 09, 2009
I don't remember Bob Kiss inviting homeless people to Burlington. Somebody doing opposition research from behind a shield of anonymity seems to think there's something there, though.

posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 6:39 PM   2 comments
Obama Like Me
It isn't just that we're both sons of immigrants with funny names. Look at these pictures. Obama c.1966. Haik c.1977. You know you're not a kid anymore when the president is around your age.

posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 5:53 PM   3 comments
Kiss Kicks off Campaign
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First 2009 Mayoral Debate III
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Well, the first mayoral debate is probably wrapping up around now. I haven't heard anything about the time of the event (8-10am) at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center being changed per my request. What a stupid time to hold the debate. Eight in the morning on a Thursday! Jesus. Why bother? Did the candidates even show up?

Did anybody go? Anybody know how it went?

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Update- Event was live-blogged at the Free Press Here
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 9:43 AM   12 comments
Over 130 Dead...
...Palestinian children. 658 killed so far overall in this "conflict." You know, there's a difference between a "conflict" and a "slaughter." "Conflict" connotes some semblance of parity. There are over a million people in Gaza being devastated, deprived, attacked, killed and utterly terrorized. Who are the terrorists from their point of view? And for what is all of this death and destruction? Retaliation for two Israeli deaths in the past year from badly aimed rockets? Tragic to be sure, but there are solutions to be found without violence. Is it wrong to consider the Palestinian point of view? Does that make me a bad person? They're human beings aren't they? I mean can you imagine? Can you imagine? It's horrible! I wrote to congress and signed a petition but the main and true lever is Obama. He's got to talk Israel down and get more parties involved. The more eyes on the situation the better.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 1:19 AM   15 comments
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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 11:13 AM   2 comments
Knodell Stepping Down
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Breaking News

According to State Party Director and Maniac Psycho Morgan Daybell (photo right) The Progressive party nominated Emma Mulvaney-Stanak to run for city council in Ward 2. Jane Knodell stepped aside marking the end of ten consecutive years on the city council.

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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 6:36 PM   4 comments
Bob Kiss Officially Running for Mayor
Monday, January 05, 2009
Bob Kiss to Announce 5:30pm Wednesday at City Hall
Live Coverage on Channel 17

Thanks to Meghan O'Rourke for passing this on...
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January 5th, 2008
For Immediate Release


On Wednesday January 7th at 5:00pm Channel 17 Airs Live from Burlington City Hall, with interviews and the Mayor Bob Kiss Announcement of his bid for Re-election.

In advance of the Bob Kiss Announcement for Burlington Mayoral Candidacy, at 5:00pm Channel 17 will air Live from Burlington's City Hall on Burlington Telecom channel 317.

It will repeat later on Comcast channel17, BT channel17 and the web.

Interviews and Commentary begin at 5:00pm with the mayor's announcement speech scheduled to happen at 5:30pm.

Tune in to your community on TV.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 7:16 PM   4 comments
When Cowmen Attack
Sunday, January 04, 2009
(Re-run from 02.11.06)
*****

On January 2 I was commenting on an iburlington post about nudists on channel 15, and in a ramble about public access shows said "Louie the Cowman cranks out shows too, but he doesn't really know what he's talking about."

I guess what I should have said is "he's short on specifics, but I like his spirit and a lot of his general ideas" but I often can be insensitive and just sort of blurt easily misinterpreted stuff.

Anyway, 19 days later I guess he came across the string and wrote back:

Haik

I always know what i'm talking about, esp when I say that you didn't do crap as a city councilman. If you've been watching my show for the last 10 years, you know that I not the only one who says this. Go crawl back under your rock.

Louie The Cowman

Louie The Cowman ShowChannel 15Mondays 5 to 6 pmLive call in

And in a separate comment said:

Haik
Take a Haik, Ha! Ha!!Now that's funny.
Louie The Cowman

I love that he plugged his show after insulting me. He also wins the prize for being the one-millionth person to use that "go take a hike" joke.

So I took the opportunity to plug BurlingtonPol.com:

Louis,
Sorry you feel that way. I actually was going to revise my opinion to say that you sometimes DO know what you're talking about. Sometimes. And I enjoy your show.Anyway I'm glad you're out there speaking your mind. I've linked to your site on my new blog...BurlingtonPol.com
-Haik

I like Louis the Cowman as much as the next guy, and that exchange we had is utterly trivial, but it did give me a pretext for using the hilarious headline "When Cowmen Attack" which in and of itself is worth comedy gold, in my opinion.

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The Fig Leaf of Intention
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Israel's moral defense that it doesn't intentionally target civilians does not hold water. The Israelis may not intend to kill civilians, but they still kill 100 times more civilians than the Palestinians do. The killing is grotesquely disproportionate.

If I throw a dart at this board intending to hit the bull's eye and hit the white part somewhere instead, I am just as responsible for that act as I would have been had I hit the target. I knew the odds when I threw the bloody thing.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 7:38 PM   4 comments
Post # 690: "Hot Scoops"
Friday, January 02, 2009
Philip Baruth Running for School Board in Ward Four
Lesser-Goldsmith Gets Opponent in Ward Seven
Tom Treat Makes Second School Board Run in Ward Seven


Sweet. Hot scoops from a trusted source...

"Philip Baruth is running in for school board Ward 4.

Vince Dober is the Republican running in Ward 7 for city council. He is in the Air Force. Keep an eye out for campaign signs made of camouflage. At just 20 years old, Dober would smash your "youngest city councilor" record by almost two years Haik.

Tom Treat is running for school board in Ward 7 with an anti-magnet school platform.

Lastly, the word on the street is that Dan Smith is the developers' b*^%ch. Check out his list of supporters, it is a who's who of developers. There goes the neighborhood..."
Thank you friendly, nameless, trusted, anonymous source!

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posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 11:17 PM   7 comments
Nothing Changes
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Ah yes! The start of a new year. 2008 was too long. Thank God it's over. I don't think I'm going to accidentally write "2008" on my first couple of checks this year. But who knows? I might.
posted by Haik Bedrosian @ 9:20 AM   2 comments
Local Politics Oasis
Scrounge for a fix...

Blazing Indiscretions
by James Vos

Blurt
by Seven Days

Briggs's Blog
by John Briggs

iBurlington.com(Wards 4 & 7)
by Brian Brown

The Vermont Daily Briefing (VDB)
by Philip Baruth

Ward 5 NPA News
by Basil Vansuch

North End Neighborhood Planning Assembly (Wards 4 & 7)
by Lea Terhune

Hot Coffee, Eggs & Toast
Burlington
Blogs and Websites

802 Online
by Cathy Resmer

All Things Hold Together
by Charity Tensel

Aimee Picchi: Notes on writing, journalism and Vermont.
by Aimee Picchi

As Seen In VT
by Katie Fedigan-Linton

Ash LaRose Photography (Website)
by Ash LaRose

Ash LaRose Photography (Blog)
by Ash LaRose

April's Blog (Musings)
by April Cornell

Big Heavy World
by Jim Lockridge

Bipolar Earth
by Hypervigilant

Blabulous
by Owen Mulligan

Blazing Indiscretions
by James Vos

Blurt
by Seven Days

Bunnyspice
by Eva Sollberger

Burlington Underground
by Ryan Orlove and Friends

Burlingtonian
by Heavenly Ryan

BurlingtonVT.org
by David Abrams

BVT Daily News (Yahoo Group)
by Kevin Ryan

Candleblog (Original Site)
by Bill Simmon

Candleblog (New Site)
by Bill Simmon

Carolyn Bates Photography
(Blog)

by Carolyn Bates

Carolyn Bates Photography (Website)
by Carolyn Bates

Church Street Energy System
by ZHP

Circles for Peace
by David Brizendine and Friends

Daily Dose of Terror
by Greg Nixon

Diabologue
by Matt Paradise

Dohiyi Mir
by N. Todd Pritsky

Flameape
by Gregory Giordano

Good News Garage Blog
by Carmen George

Freyneland
by Peter Freyne

Front Porch Forum
by Michael Wood-Lewis

Ghost of Midnight
by Michael Wood-Lewis

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio
by Mike Luoma

HANDS
by Megan Humphrey and friends

Healthyhippiemagazine.com
by Taraleigh Silberberg

Hodska on the Web
by Steve Hodska

iBurlington
by Brian Brown

Identity Theory
by Matt Borondy

Inside Track
by Peter Freyne

JeremyRyan.org
by Jeremy Ryan

Local Action Works
by Owen Mulligan and Friends

Loyal's Tidal Wave
by Loyal Ploof

Maverick Media
by Greg Guma

Penelope Post
by Penelope Wall

Radio Deli
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Repeal IRV
by Owen Mulligan

Rip and Read
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Ron Paul Movement Hour Blog
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She's Right (Original Site)
by Charity Tensel

She's Right (New Site)
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The Golden Age of Robots
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The Vermont Daily Briefing (VDB)
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Five Before Chaos (New Site)
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Food Stamp Mamas
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From the Newsdesk
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Green Mountain Daily
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Green Mountain Jamie
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Green Mountain Politics 1
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I must be Dreaming
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Illuminati Slayer
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Lilac Knitting
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Minor Heresies
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Norsehorse's Home on the Web
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Politicker VT
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Reason and Brimstone
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The Carpetbagger Report
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The Dwinell Political Report
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Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

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Wiki Leaks

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True Crime in Burlington

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Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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