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‘Super Highway’ Would Infringe On State’s Rights, Senator Says

November 30, 2007
by Bob Campbell
Midland Reporter-Telegram

An Oklahoma state senator said Thursday that he led opposition to a plan like the Trans Texas Corridor this year because it would have surrendered his state’s sovereignty to the federal government.

Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, said at a morning news conference at the Rohill Building at 3100 N. “A” St. that Oklahoma House Bill No. 1819 would have helped create a “NAFTA super highway” by waiving Oklahoma’s 11th Amendment right not to be sued in federal court.

He told participants in a Thursday night program offered by the Midland Business and Professional Chapter of the John Birch Society that the road would be regulated under international law.

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