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  •  I have got to agree, even though (1+ / 0-)
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    I am loathe to interfere in internal Senate rules; these have developed organically over the life of the institution, and should be countermanded by the judicial branch only under the most clear violations of  Constitutional "original intent."  But I have to say, on reading the brief and the arguments outlined in the diary... OK, this is a real and serious case, and the Constitutional case appears strong, and worthy of consideration.  My worry is political: that the power we surrender now could be regretted at a future point when we may need it again (as we Democrats did under Reagan and Bush1 and Bush2).  But political concerns do have to be balanced against the larger, long-view Constitutional issues at stake - and as may be expected, the political issues do not hold the more weighty position.

    If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine

    by WestCider on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:38:42 PM PST

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