Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Only In Washington, D.C.: “I Opposed It, and I Was in Favor of It.”

The venerable liberal organ, The Washington Post, above the fold yesterday has the following:

“After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.”

"It's more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know," the speaker said in a roundtable discussion with bloggers Monday. "But I like it," she said, "because people don't have to vote on the Senate bill."

Once you get passed the shock and awe of Speaker Pelosi’s undemocratic cram down, one has to seriously ask oneself whether this is constitutional. See INS v. Chadha, 462 U.S. 919 (1983), an opinion by then Chief Justice Burger for himself, Justices Brennan, Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, and O’Connor with Justice Powell filing a concurrence and Justices White and Rehnquist filing dissents. See David Kopel’s post about this topic.

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