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 - "A "threat" by Trump is implausible. A "threat" by US Congress is actionable. That's the way this world turns, regardless of hysterical press headlines."

Well, it takes both in a lot of cases, and then it has to get past the judiciary. But there are instances in which executive discretion can be a worry: waiving the Jones Act and declaring national emergencies being two recent and obvious examples. And then there is prosecutorial discretion. In this case the Attorney General reports to the president, but we can be comforted that most attorneys general will feel considerable constraint from the actual law. And that may or may not apply to Jeff Sessions - depending...


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 5th, 2017 at 01:59:42 PM EST
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