Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Spector to the rescue?

This could be good news. Hot on the heels of the ABA's recommendation that Congress take action to re-clarify the separation of powers as related to the signing statements, Arlen Spector is continuing in his Jekyll and Hyde approach to holding the government accountable and promises to "have a bill ready by the end of the week allowing Congress to sue Bush in federal court."
"We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional," Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said on the Senate floor.
I'm not holding my breath on this one, considering Mr. Spector also proposed legislation just last week that would not only make legal the White House's illegal NSA surveillance, but would prevent any meaningful review of its practices. Nonetheless, one can always hope for a common sense breakthrough on Capitol Hill that once again makes accountability mandatory on Pennsylvania Ave.
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