Congress appears poised, and President Barack Obama to sign, a law giving District of Columbia delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton a vote in the House. One notable, and foolish, Republican also supports this effort: Sen. Orrin Hatch. Hatch supports the move because it would give Utah an extra representative -- for two years. After that, the extra representative could come from any state in the union based upon the 2010 census.
The problem with this law is that it is blatantly unconstitutional. Representatives come from the states -- not the district of the federal city.
The solution to the problem of residents of Washington, D.C., suffering from "Taxation without Representation" is for all residential areas of the capital to be returned to the state from whence they came -- Maryland.
Any other effort to give D.C. a vote in Congress, absent a constitutional amendment, is unconstitutional.