Readers may recall a post I did in March on a set of unique bills (HB 1325 and SB 643 of 2011) in Massachusetts that would declare failure to to fly the U.S. & Massachusetts flags in a courtroom “shall constitute a violation of due process.” The post was picked up the The Volokh Conspiracy and a load of discussion was had. The consensus: Massachusetts’ constitution allows anyone to file a bill with the legislature and that the mere fact a bill was filed did not mean much of anything.
They are not merely filed anymore. The bills are set for a hearing today before the legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
The testimony, if there is any, may be available via the legislature’s video page.