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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:00 AM
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"Unitary Executive" vs The Constitution - The Supreme Court Decision?
Is that where we are headed? Will the US Supreme Court finally have to decide the validity or legality of the "unitary executive"? Will they interpret new meanings into the Constitution which no great Justices of the past 200 years have ever addressed? Will they define new dictatorial powers to the "Presidency"?

We know where Alito and Roberts and Scalia and Thomas stand. They believe in the all-powerful "unitary executive". All they need is one more vote to change the course of history. Will they be able to persuade one more Justice to come to their side? That seems to be the direction we are headed.
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:02 AM
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1. All eyes on Anthony Kennedy...
Any guessing where he stands?
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:04 AM
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3. It's very hard to say with any certainty
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:03 AM
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2. It all comes down to Kennedy
The fate of the constitution and the entire United States of America will rest on the shoulders of Justice Kennedy.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:04 AM
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4. Yes, Kennedy will be the nut to crack, unless anyone finds a
conscience and realizes we are in real trouble otherwise.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:21 AM
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5. Maybe the admin didn't notice, but the SC's already dumped on that theory
It's called the Hamdan decision.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:45 AM
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6. The bright light in all this,
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 12:47 AM by EST
if scotus takes the case and rules the way we know they should, is that it will spell the end, with finality, of this torturous regime. Even though there will, no doubt, be outraged cries of activist judges, the uncomfortable truth, for the neoclowns, will pretty much knock the props from under this highly illegal fascist undertaking.

I also think there are far too many scholars, from around the world, as well as well informed people here, that are watching the whole process unfold and the S C certainly is aware of this. (Except for the coca cola pubic cowboy: he's aware of nothing)
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:17 AM
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7. i would`t be to quick to judge anyone`s opinion on this issue
the issue is whether or not any president has the authority to break the law. this issue goes all the way back to the 1100`s charter of liberties and the magna carta of 1215...these are the foundation of our democracy and all those supremes know that
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