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  •  That was a very different thing. (2+ / 0-)
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    Mindful Nature, cstark

    The line item veto was, in effect, giving the executive branch the power to re-write laws, and writing law is the domain of the legislature.

    The Senate rules apply to...the Senate.  No separation of powers issue there.

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    by dinotrac on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:10:34 PM PST

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    •  Nothing in the Constitution >.>.> (0+ / 0-)

         gives the Supreme Court the power to rule on the Constitutionality of Congress' laws, either. They gave that power to themselves.

      •  John Marshall would beg to differ with you, (1+ / 0-)
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        bryduck

        As would many a legal scholar.

        Which is not to say there are no dissenters.

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        by dinotrac on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:16:32 PM PST

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