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    When SCOTUS rules in favor of the Republicans, just wait until the fun starts: Start Here:

    US Constitution Art2 Sect3 (emphasis mine):

    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
    I envision a majority opposite party Senate being convened repeatedly to consider 'extraordinary' items such as appointments.  Of course, this will just have to happen throughout campaign season.  Just let them keep getting to the airport and then get dragged back by the capitol police for another 'extraordinary' session.  

    Of course, the Majority party MUST SHOW UP for these little exercises. If they don't; the opposition party (headed by POTUS) quietly and surprisingly shows up as the majority in a session and runs the board as quickly as possible.  However most of the time, the party of POTUS will be back home campaigning.

    We haven't even gotten to the part where he can dismiss Congress (who's "them", another SCOTUS opportunity for debacle).  

    At least we'll certainly see majority only rule in the Senate, and the loss of comity.

    I do, however , look forward to the Senate looking like the Prime Ministers Questions sessions with Parliament much more often.  They WILL be handled much more roughly by POTUS with this decision.

    SCOTUS- Inciting civil war since 1857, revived in 2000

    ... the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." - Carl Schurz; Oct. 17, 1899

    by NevDem on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 07:25:52 PM PST

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