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"Indeed, the rage of theorists to make constitutions a vehicle for the conveyance of their own crude, and visionary aphorisms of government, requires to be guarded against with the most unceasing vigilance."
     -- Joseph Story
     Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
     Book III, § 1857.

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

John Cornyn comments in The Wall Street Journal on judicial confirmation battles. He argues that filibusters are unconstitutional, at least as applied to judicial confirmations. His position is easily demolished: The Constitution provides, "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings..." (Article I, Section 5, Clause 2). Whatever Cornyn may think of the result, them's the rules.

-- posted by Clayton 5/06/2003 12:41:00 PM

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