Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Time for a Grand Inquest

I agree with this article that the calculus has changed for whether to pursue indictments of the Administration. What with Hillary out of the race and Barack effusing making peace with the Republicans, and with McCain the GOP candidate, the Dems have NOTHING TO LOSE by pursuing impeachments, etc.


And there is the rub. According to the leading case on presidential powers, if Bush's extreme assertions of power are not challenged by the Congress, they end up not simply creating new law, they could end up rewriting the Constitution itself. Inaction can alter the Constitutional division of powers by establishing the president's claims as authority that the Congress or the courts may not infringe.

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