January 2, 2009

Pretty vacant

From the latest round of professors chewing over whether the U.S. Senate can lawfully bar the appointment of Roland Burris:
At least Amar and Chafetz have made a plausible legal argument, as opposed to Senator Reid's legally vacant pronouncements.
What gets me is Barack Obama paying apparent lip service to the said vacant pronouncements. Didn't he used to be a senior lecturer in constitutional law at the top rankin' University of Chicago?

I think it's about time the president-elect gave us a proper advisory opinion. First the facially unconstitutional appointment of Hillary Clinton to Secretary of State (albeit as yet unconfirmed). Now this.

If only to regulate Steven Calabresi's blood pressure.

[A selection from Sir Paul McCartney's iTunes Celebrity Playlist.]

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