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What Would People Think?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Am I Missing Something Here?

Okay, so Bush is pressing for Congress to pass a line-item veto.

Wasn't the line-item veto declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1998? (Full text of the opinion here.)

Why is this even an issue? If it's unconstitutional, why is it even before Congress? Am I missing something blindingly obvious here?

2 Comments:

  • I imagine it's all in how the law is worded.

    Or, on the other hand, I could simply say the following in an extremly sarcastic voice: "This is surprising, because up to this point, President Bush has followed the Constitution to the letter and done absolutely nothing that could possibly be in violation of it." However, I'm not sure I could muster enough sarcasm.

    By Blogger Mike, at 6/28/2006 10:08 AM  

  • Bingo!

    Well said, Mike.

    By Blogger etbnc, at 6/30/2006 10:31 AM  

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