We decline to hold that failure of the bill to reach the Assembly floor is determinative of the intent of the Assembly as a whole that the proposed legislation should fail.Um, except that it is. No, really, what in the hell does it mean then?
Would you refuse to hold that failure of the initiative to pass is determinative of the intent of the voters that the proposed initiative should fail? Or, more closely analogous, would you refuse to hold that failure of an initiative to garner the necessary signatures to reach the ballot is determinative of the people's intent that the proposed legislation or constitutional amendment fail?
Honestly, why have a representative government at all.
Thank goodness I can get back to my branch of choice shortly . . .