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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:57 PM
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111. You are right on that point. But that's precisely why I'm pointing similar dynamic
The "flip" side of the statutory safe harbor that Bush v. Gore was premised on rushing through (because it's so "terribly" important to beat that the presidential election itself must be terminated to beat it) is the notion that electors certified after the safe harbor are political footballs that the congress can play with and redecide the election.

I think that too is an example of a statute being read to exceed the constitution.

Another is citizenship. The rightwingers are systematically making arguments that elevate congressional statutes over what have traditionally and for a long time been considered birthrights. If we are "born with certain inalienable rights" and one of those rights is not citizenship, then we are in deep doo doo, because the rights of aliens are certainly political footballs, and relatively speaking they have no rights.
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