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Prism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:25 AM
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14. How would he have intervened?
It was a state level crime. It has little to do with the President.
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  -Should Obama have intervened in the Troy Davis case? yurbud  Sep-22-11 12:54 AM   #0 
  - Even if he couldn't have stopped the execution  Ken Burch   Sep-22-11 12:57 AM   #1 
  - But what was right?  Fruittree   Sep-22-11 04:53 AM   #17 
  - He's not the King. This was a state issue and the state will have to bear  MADem   Sep-22-11 12:58 AM   #2 
  - Damn, there goes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Emancipation Proclamation for that matter  yurbud   Sep-22-11 01:00 AM   #3 
  - Neither of which was accomplished in a five hour period.  MADem   Sep-22-11 01:10 AM   #6 
  - Neither of which gives him the right to interfere with  geek tragedy   Sep-22-11 08:44 PM   #42 
  - He has no problem sending goons to CA to steal pot from patients.  Webster Green   Sep-22-11 01:51 AM   #11 
  - You're talking apples and oranges.  MADem   Sep-22-11 02:01 AM   #12 
     - Not enough points for Canada.  Webster Green   Sep-22-11 02:12 AM   #13 
        - Fight the good fight--keeps you young at heart. NT  MADem   Sep-22-11 02:55 AM   #15 
  - So if the attorney general gets a state level conviction of Lloyd Blankfein or some other Goldman  yurbud   Sep-22-11 04:52 PM   #31 
     - If a state attorney general gets a conviction, the President cannot pardon them  EffieBlack   Sep-22-11 05:12 PM   #34 
     - Not if the case does not touch the Federal government in any way.  MADem   Sep-22-11 11:11 PM   #44 
  - No. Obama had no jurisdiction.  Tx4obama   Sep-22-11 01:00 AM   #4 
  - Hard to believe how many people can't (or won't) grasp that concept.  NaturalHigh   Sep-22-11 01:09 AM   #5 
     - If there's blame to be assigned, he's a handy scapegoat for some.  MADem   Sep-22-11 01:11 AM   #7 
  - No.  emilyg   Sep-22-11 01:20 AM   #8 
  - There are THREE branches of government.  Tx4obama   Sep-22-11 01:22 AM   #9 
  - The only thing that may have been in Pres Obama's power  tblue   Sep-22-11 01:24 AM   #10 
  - How would he have intervened?  Prism   Sep-22-11 02:25 AM   #14 
  - Other: It would have been stupid politically for him to weigh in one way or the other,  MrSlayer   Sep-22-11 03:05 AM   #16 
  - that's the best response  yurbud   Sep-22-11 04:50 PM   #29 
  - How? n/t  Azathoth   Sep-22-11 05:05 AM   #18 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Sep-22-11 05:14 AM   #19 
  - Of course not.  jefferson_dem   Sep-22-11 05:34 AM   #20 
  - Probably not the result you were looking for, huh?  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-22-11 09:25 AM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-22-11 11:05 AM   #22 
  - What do you do personally to fight the death penalty?  EffieBlack   Sep-22-11 11:07 AM   #23 
  - I haven't done enough yet...and want to get more involved.  Ken Burch   Sep-22-11 11:12 AM   #24 
  - Your outlandish equivalency is duly noted. The problem with DU's keyboard commandoes...  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-22-11 11:46 AM   #26 
     - +1 n/t  MADem   Sep-22-11 02:04 PM   #28 
     - +1000  BklnDem75   Sep-22-11 04:54 PM   #32 
     - +Amen. n/t  vaberella   Sep-23-11 02:44 AM   #48 
  - actually, it wasn't a push poll. I wondered what people thought and about the mechanics of it  yurbud   Sep-22-11 04:51 PM   #30 
     - Whatever you say.  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-22-11 05:04 PM   #33 
  - It would have been nice, but there was nothing he could have really done  Blue_Tires   Sep-22-11 11:22 AM   #25 
  - It's a legal issue. The highest court in the land made the final decision.  Phx_Dem   Sep-22-11 12:58 PM   #27 
  - I voted No.  bigwillq   Sep-22-11 05:52 PM   #35 
  - He should've commuted his sentence to life. What else is a democrat for other than protecting the  craigmatic   Sep-22-11 05:59 PM   #36 
  - No he could NOT have.  Tx4obama   Sep-22-11 07:41 PM   #38 
     - Bull he's president and has the power to pardon and commute any sentences.  craigmatic   Sep-22-11 08:04 PM   #39 
        - No, he does not.  Tx4obama   Sep-22-11 08:06 PM   #40 
        - There's always neccessary and proper and in this case I think it would've made an interesting  craigmatic   Sep-23-11 07:49 PM   #49 
        - You are ignorant on this point of law. nt  geek tragedy   Sep-22-11 08:46 PM   #43 
           - Maybe. I wouldn't deny that it's been at least a year since I picked up the constitution.  craigmatic   Sep-23-11 07:50 PM   #50 
  - Absolutely, right after he tore up the Constitution, dissolved  johnaries   Sep-22-11 06:00 PM   #37 
  - + Infinity.  vaberella   Sep-23-11 02:40 AM   #47 
  - Read a book. He didn't have the legal power to intervene.  geek tragedy   Sep-22-11 08:42 PM   #41 
  - Other: How could he within the law?  TheKentuckian   Sep-23-11 12:06 AM   #45 
  - Pat Buchanan said if he were president in 2005...  Ter   Sep-23-11 12:29 AM   #46 
  - Ridiculous OP poll  Mimosa   Sep-23-11 10:56 PM   #51 
  - Yeah right....  RichGirl   Sep-24-11 01:21 AM   #52 

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