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Under the new Constitution, although Amenders are the theoretical sovereign, they neither control issues of war and peace, nor the national economy, which were given to the federal government, nor local matters such as property and family law, which were assumed to rest with the state governments.
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Although the Act includes a "sunset" provision, under which the changes made by the act will end on December 31, 2005, the amenders to the grand jury disclosure rules are specifically excepted from the sunset provision.