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  •  ACTA is signed by Obama and in force. (1+ / 0-)
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    No congressional approval needed according to EFF. Obama and his lawyers pulled a parlor trick.

    But the USTR and the Administration have consistently maintained that ACTA is a sole executive agreement negotiated under the President’s power. On that theory, it does not need Congressional approval and thus ACTA already became binding on the US government when Ambassador Ron Kirk signed it last October.
    EFF - We Have Every Right to Be Furious About ACTA

    EFF and others disagree, but as far as Obama thinks, he needs no congressional approval.

    There's enough on this planet for everyone's needs but not for everyone's greed. ~ Gandhi

    by CitizenOfEarth on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 08:36:59 AM PST

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    •  Right, & that's called unconstitutional overreach. (1+ / 0-)
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      International trade treaties MUST be ratified by the Senate. Obama exceeded his contstiutional authority on this & needs to be called out. It has precedent; Biden called Bush out for trying the same thing.

      Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET! Learn about the OPEN Act.

      by Brown Thrasher on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 10:23:51 AM PST

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