“That could propagate a Constitutional crisis.”

You might have thought, after its 2006 annus horribilis, that Pluto’s downfall was complete. The arguments over, a plutoid from here on in. But no. Illinois legislators are still honking – and I don’t mean about Blagojevich nor even Roland Burris. Discoblog notes that the Illinois Senate, having nothing better to do, has resolved that “as Pluto passes overhead through Illinois’ night skies, that it be reestablished with full planetary status, and that March 13, 2009 be declared “Pluto Day” in the State of Illinois in honor of the date its discovery was announced in 1930.” The Guardian’s Ian Sample has the story. And, via Slashdot, the BadAstronomer notes, “Thank heavens — so to speak — Pluto doesn’t pass over any other states. That could propagate a Constitutional crisis.” Indeed.


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