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01-15-2009 11:42 AM  9 years agoPost 1
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Mukasey: Obama-Backed Feingold Bill is Unconstitutional

Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent (a TPM alum) spots one last attempt at relevancy from outgoing attorney general Michael Mukasey. It seems that the departing AG is not too fond of Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-WI) bill requiring Congress to be notified whenever any president is deemed exempt from laws by secret DoJ memos.

We mentioned the president-elect's approval of the Feingold plan on Monday, so it's unlikely that Mukasey's bluster about its constitutionality will have any effect. But for Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, this could be the start of something good. They'll eventually be taking up the nomination of Dawn Johnsen, Obama's stellar pick to head the DoJ's Office of Legal Counsel, and Johnsen's support for the Feingold bill could turn into a reason for conservatives to slow down her confirmation.

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpo...nconstituti.php

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01-15-2009 01:39 PM  9 years agoPost 2
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Seems like a reasonable bill, it could help keep a President honest, if that is possible.

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01-15-2009 11:33 PM  9 years agoPost 3
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Let's make sure we tie the President's hands during wartime so we can apply American Citizen's rights to enemy combatants on foreign soil.

After all, it is better for a radiological disbursement bomb to go off in SF than we waterboard the world's biggest terrorist who plays by no rules at all other than to target civilians (a bona-fide war crime).

Because if we set a good example, they will follow - NOT !!!

keepin' it real

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01-16-2009 12:18 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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Lay off the coffee there Stet.

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