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What does 17A stand for?

17A stands for Seventeenth Amendment

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Stating his case for repeal in the November 15, 2010 issue of National Review, Zywicki wrote: Before the Seventeenth Amendment, the now-widespread Washington practice of commandeering the states for federal ends--through such actions as "unfunded mandates," laws requiring states to implement voter-registration policies that enable fraud (such as the "Motor Voter" law signed by Bill Clinton), and the provisions of Obamacare that override state policy decisions--would have been unthinkable.
This section discusses how the Seventeenth Amendment and the rule of population equality adopted in cases such as Gray v.
On October 12, 1999, the then chief of army staff, Musharraf, now retired, once more, put the Constitution in abeyance and the whole of Pakistan was brought under the control of armed forces C* Later, he, unceremoniously, occupied the office of president and in the coming years revived the Constitution with Seventeenth Amendment.
The peculiar power structure derived from the constitutional ambiguities decreed by the Seventeenth Amendment has given the country not one, but two leaders at the helm of government, sharing de facto executive power, and often engaged in an official pantomime of 'jointly' directing matters of state.
One example is the Seventeenth Amendment, providing for the direct election of Senators.