Posted by Patrick Henry on May 31, 1998 at 15:32:36:
In Reply to: Re: allodial posted by Henry Lyle on May 30, 1998 at 11:38:38:
The act admitting Ohio into the union was done Nunc Pro Tunc, which means literally "now for then." Procedures done Nunc Pro Tunc cause the result to be as if the action was done initially.
In other words, the act of Congress in 1953 basically said that as the result of "clerical error" the formalization of the admission of Ohio into the Unio was "fumbled."
Whether that proceeding was right, wrong, lawful, unlawful is irrelevant. Until such time as some successfully challenges its validity, it gives the effect of validity of all preceeding actions or events relating to Ohio and its statehood.
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