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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:17 PM
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Kennedy Eyes Suit on Pryor
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has asked his staff to put together a case that he hopes will prove that President Bushs recess appointment of Alabama Attorney General William Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals was unconstitutional.

At issue is whether the 10-day period when Congress was away constituted a recess in which such appointments are provided for in the Constitution.

Some constitutional scholars believe that the Founding Fathers may have been referring to the far lengthier recess periods that occur between sessions and Congresses. Recesses lasting many months were common in the early days of the Republic, before the advent of mid-session breaks.

President Bush last Friday used a recess appointment to put Pryor, an outspoken opponent of abortion and homosexuality, on the Atlanta-based appellate court, which covers Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Democrats have strongly denounced the move.

(snip)

I think there are very substantive questions to the legality, Kennedy told The Hill.

more
http://www.thehill.com/news/022604/kennedy.aspx
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:18 PM
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1. this is how you represent your constituency
go Ted!
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:16 PM
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14. Amen - This is Patriotism.
And this is leadership.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 02:50 AM
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21. Onward, Edward!
Teddy - one of the last great ones.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:19 PM
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2. For some reason, that headline made me laugh.
Nice suit? Maybe he can get one of his own? I know what it meant, but....

Silly mood tonight.
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:32 PM
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9. Hey, me too/
No way sez I, Ted couldn't begin to fit into Richard's clothes.
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:34 PM
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10. I thought pretty much the same thing...
only in my mind it was Ted admiring what Richard Pryor was wearing
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:19 PM
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3. I sure do love my Senator!
:bounce:
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:20 PM
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4. Wasn't Pickering appointed during a similar recess?
Does anybody know how long the recess was during which Pickering was appointed?
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:07 PM
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13. Pickering was appointed between the 107th and 108th Congresses
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:54 PM
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19. Thank you.
So his appointment would not be in question- but IIRC, his appointment runs out in Fall 2004, while Pryor's runs until Fall 2005. Because of this, I am concerned about Pryor's appointment more than Pickering's anyway.
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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:58 PM
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20. Er... actually, between the first and second session
of the 108th Congress.

Not to pick nits or anything ;-)
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 02:30 PM
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24. Good catch... I threw it and at least in the right direction :)
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:21 PM
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5. Who would enforce such an issue, though?
The congress? The SCOTUS?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:27 PM
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6. Go Ted!
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:29 PM
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7. Lunchtime
I think the pResident may be a little confused.

Although he loves getting into fights in the sandbox, this is not kindergarten, where Recess = lunchtime.

Bush is a freak. And not in a good way.
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:31 PM
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8. Why isn't he our Senate leader?
This is the way to run the railroad. Daschle needs to take a lesson.

:toast: good work Ted! :toast:
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:26 PM
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16. I agree 100%
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twilight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 02:37 PM
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26. Ted Kennedy should be our President!!!!
Senate leader ... I guess not.

Seems events of 30+ years ago finished off Ted politically and gee, he never stole money, drove us into an unjust war, started spying on fellow Americans!

Ted Kennedy is at good as it gets in the Democratic party!

YOU GO TED!!! :D



:dem: :kick:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:36 PM
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11. Go Senator Kennedy!
I so wish he was my Senator too. At least I can claim that he represents my party.

Thanks Senator Kennedy!

Sonia
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 08:50 PM
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12. Nice catch!
Litigate it, man!
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:19 PM
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15. attack bush on constitutional "original intent" charges. that's damn nice
choke the bastards on their own inconsistancies.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:32 PM
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17. Go Ted! Soon we'll need a complex diagram of the many ways bush
and his crowd are screwing around with our founding document.

So far-

Bush promises to amend it over the gay marriage issue

Orrin Hatch is researching how to amend it so the Gropenator can run for the presidency

More focus on how bush is screwing around with the Constitution will add to the irritation the public is already feeling over his presence in the White House.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-04 09:39 PM
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18. Go, Ted, Live Long & Prosper! n/t
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 07:00 AM
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22. I am respecting
Kennedy more and more these days. This is cool, a Democrat with fighting spirit. Go get em!
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 07:29 AM
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23. God Bless Ted Kennedy!
I'm proud to have him as my Senator :)
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 02:35 PM
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25. Good! Let it all hang out with these grave robbery's
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-04 07:42 PM
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27. Ted Kennedy, you are honoring your family's legacy very well..
and proving yourself to be a real asset to the American people.

Thank you! Go get 'em.
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