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  •  No, the argument is that if the powers (0+ / 0-)

    weren't expressly granted to or withheld from the executive, the Congress can retroactively say to the Court "we agree the executive has these powers, no harm, no foul".

    Democracy is the only form of government wherein the people receive the government they deserve.

    by tjlord on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 08:59:56 PM PST

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      No, the argument is that if the powers weren't expressly granted to or withheld from the executive, the Congress can retroactively say to the Court "we agree the executive has these powers, no harm, no foul".

      Yes, but the problem with this argument is that Bushco have committed explicit felonies (violations of FISA, and so on), so we're talking about retrospectively letting them off the hook for their felonies.

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