Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Constitutional crisis brewing

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/26/125817/257

I do hope Nancy Pelosi sticks to her guns to see this through.

But my favorite part. Oh my god my favorite part, bar none:
"The deputy sergeant at arms went to Cincinnati, Ohio to pick up the uncooperative witness to place him in custody. The witness objected by filing habeas corpus, but the Supreme Court upheld Congressional legal authority to use its own process to compel persons to appear and testify on issues needed to enable Congress to exercise its Constitutional legislative function."

Oh I so hope it gets this far. I want to see Harriet Miers in Congressional custody file a habeas corpus motion just so Pelosi can say "sorry - your boss did away with it. We'll put it back real soon now, 'kay?"
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 26th, 2007 6:17pm
it is just about at the end of the beginning of the bush's administration game.

how about this for a scenario:

the supreme court--led by roberts*--for the first time finds in favour of presidential privilege.

up until now both the executive and the legislative branches have avoided a showdown in the supreme court over this because both wanted to avoid actually losing.

bush is no longer interested in avoiding this showdown.

I am _very_ worried.


* roberts is on record as being a very strong believer in 'presidential executive'...you thought that whole suggesting him after the lame duck nominee was a loss for bush?  it wasn't.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 26th, 2007 6:26pm
Alito has even more radical opinions on the Constitution. Both these guys were chosen because of their commitment to eradicating personal rights while allowing corporatism and statism to run even more out of control.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 26th, 2007 6:36pm
So, were fucked more than "normal"?
Permalink Kepala Kelapa 
July 27th, 2007 12:57am
> sorry - your boss did away with it

That would be a good day.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 27th, 2007 1:58am

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