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  •  There's a long history of this. (0+ / 0-)

    Ever hear of Indiana's "Bloody Eighth"?  The 1974 Durkin-Wyman contest?  

    The Senate could if it wanted to, conduct its own recount of the Franken-Coleman race.

    •  I'm just curious.... (0+ / 0-)

      ....since there's a process for the appointment provided for in the 17th amendment, why you believe that has no impact on their ability to judge the return.  

      As I read your position, we could have a situation develop whereby the senate refused to seat an entire state, without review by the Supreme Court.  Do I understand your position correctly?

      What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

      by Alec82 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:15:58 PM PST

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    •  so you are saying, if I am correct... (1+ / 0-)
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      the Senate is the final arbiter...

      and if a governor bribed the 99 other Senators to accept the appointment, the Judiciary has no jurisdiction to interpret the legality?

      Interesting....I just wish the Legislature had all of these powers the last 8 years...

      while we are at it, can we get rid of Corny, Graham, Chambliss, Shelby, Corker, and McConnell.  

      Need Support Barack? Give Joe Lieberman and Rick Warren a call. Maybe they can help you.

      by justmy2 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:20:18 PM PST

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      •  Well, there's laws against that, right? NT (0+ / 0-)
        •  you just said the Senate is the final arbiter? (0+ / 0-)

          they make the decisions right...the political process would take care of it...

          Either the Senates prerogative is absolute or not...you can't be half pregnant....

          what stops them from abusing their power...and let's say it is a quid pro quo less than bribery that is less easily discovered, but still unethical to eliminate strawmen...

          Need Support Barack? Give Joe Lieberman and Rick Warren a call. Maybe they can help you.

          by justmy2 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:42:28 PM PST

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