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Maine Gov Rules- Request a Certified Copy- But Don't Use Them In Court!

NOTE ADDED ON May 6 2014

When I first published 
How Maine's Home Rule Amendment Was Superseded By Statutory Law. the Rules for Non-profit Corporations were found on line- Now that link no longer displays those rules and one must download the document which displays the rules. I downloaded it and then stored it on Preserving The American Political Philosophy website  The doc is available for download on the Maine Secretary of State's webpage HERE:Rules For Non-Profit Corporations Title 13-B.doc. with a long list of other rules which come with this warning:

Rule Chapters for the Department of the Secretary of State 

WARNING: While we have taken care with the accuracy of the files accessible here, they are not "official" state rules in the sense that they can be used before a court. Anyone who needs a certified copy of a rule chapter should contact the APA Office.We also offer advice if you're having trouble trying to view these chapters. 29-250          OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

End of Note

The most robust way to challenge the constitutionality of a statute is in the courts. The Opinion of The Justices can weigh in- but does not have the weight of a court challenge.

So what is the Office of Secretary of State saying? There are "official rules" which one can use in court- and then there are "certified" rules?-not usable in court?

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