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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

2. FireDogLake will never miss an opportunity to accuse the President of lying. That's because

FireDogLake is controlled by people like the Reaganite Bruce Fein -- and like Glenn Greenwald, whose agenda for some years now has been to try to split progressives away from the Democrats, in hopes of gathering them into the libertarian camp

I can't find any evidence that Jon Walker has the legal background or skills necessary to provide an informed opinion on (say) the President's actual role in Schedule I classifications or declassifications. The President does have a respectable legal background, and he has easy access to a number of legal experts

It is true that 21 USC § 811 does provides that ... Except as provided in subsections (d) and (e) of this section, the Attorney General may by rule ... (2) remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule ... but subsection (d) (for example) contemplates US conformity with international treaties, conventions, or protocols

As Congress itself explicitly listed "Marihuana" in the original Schedule I, it seems possible that expert opinion could be divided on the question, to what extent the Executive may override the original Congressional Schedule I determinations, so that a unilateral Executive attempt to remove a drug from Schedule I might produce a litigable controversy

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