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  •  The Supreme Court, (11+ / 0-)

    if I'm not mistaken, has ruled that such a law would be necessary, but would also be unconstitutional, and therefore said line item veto is not an option. The Congress may not, under any circumstance, delegate its legislative responsibilities to the Executive.

    Somebody's got to start a legal challenge to at least one of these things, and soon.

    That "Legal 'outer space'" they were looking for? One hint, it wasn't just about the detainees.

    The lone and level sands stretch far away. -Shelly

    by justme on Wed Jul 12, 2006 at 06:13:31 PM PDT

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    •  Not exactly (4+ / 0-)
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      They ruled that the line item veto law as it was written when Clinton was president was unconstitutional. They did not rule that the line item veto as a concept was unconstitutional. If Congress passed a law that passed constitutional muster, it would be ok.

      That Dumbya is effectively exercising the line item veto without such a law is just another example of his utter disregard for the Constitution.

      Thwarting the forces of idiocy since 1978. -6.38, -6.00

      by wiscmass on Wed Jul 12, 2006 at 06:22:22 PM PDT

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