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The Palanthas Herald

Logjam in the Senate

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Fleurgreen 1, 419 AC

Palanthas - Despite promising a vote on the controversial Mind Reading proposal, the Senate has yet again postponed the vote.

Less than five days after promising to bring the controversy surrounding the Mind Reading proposal to a close, Senators clashed again, this time over specific wording of the bill. Conservative senators wishing to provide as much protection for the citizens as possible under the bill demanded that citizens be given a right to request a fair hearing in the event of a thought disqualifying them from entering the city. Meanwhile, progressive senators cited the recent crisis as proof enough that such a proposal was in the best interest of all citizens and would prevent such recurrences of anarchy.

According to sources within the Eastern wing of the Lord's Palace, Lord du Chagne was quiet for most of the session, but when the debate over the Mind Reading proposal became too heated he addressed the Senate saying he would veto any bill allowing mind reading that reached his desk.

The Lord Regent said nothing further except to suggest that the Senate vote on the Proposal as soon as possible, calling it "an embarrassing issue that needed to be laid to rest."

According to minutes of the session, several Senators immediately called for a vote on the proposal. The Chairman of the Senate instead tabled the discussion to allow tempers to cool.