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The Brattleboro, VT indictment resolution: Why is it legal nonsense?

On Tuesday March 4 voters in Brattleboro, VT will vote on a non-binding resolution calling for the following:

"Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities? And shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them."

According to the organizers the resolution a largely symbolic gesture. One organizer wrote, "it was born simply out of the devastating realization that our Constitution and entire system of government were -- and still are -- under assault, and that such extraordinary circumstances sometimes call for extraordinary measures." Now organizers claim the initiative now has real legal teeth. How legal is it?

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