Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Is this really happening?

So Bush signed a law that didn't get passed by both houses of Congress.

And a group is suing since it's pretty obviously not constitutional.

Well, it looks like they're really defending it:
The issue is bizarre, with even constitutional scholars saying they could not think of any precedent for the journey the budget bill took to becoming a law. Opponents of the budget law point to elementary-school civics lessons to make their case, while Republicans are evoking an obscure Supreme Court ruling from the 1890s to suggest a bill does not actually have to pass both chambers of Congress to become law.

"We believe that the law is constitutional and that this is yet another political attempt by the Democrats to stop us from cutting spending," said Ronald D. Bonjean Jr., a spokesman for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.).

I did not just read that.

Oh well, back to politics work.

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