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Originally posted by Nite_wing
Let me clarify. I am a Constitutionalist, Capitalist, Conservative.
I am not a Progressive, Socialist, Liberal, or Marxist.
You may have a hard time recognizing a Constitutionalist, Capitalist, Conservative.
Hope I helped.
The Obama administration has fired another shot in the fight over the speed with which the Interior Department is — or isn’t — letting oil drillers resume work in the Gulf of Mexico after last year’s Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
The administration late Friday appealed a judge’s orders directing the department to act on several pending Gulf Coast deep-water drilling permits.
Friday’s appeal challenges rulings by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, who on Feb. 17 gave the department 30 days to make a verdict on five pending deep-water drilling permit applications. He later added two permits to that order.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar hinted at the appeal during a Senate hearing Wednesday.
Feldman “in my view is wrong,” Salazar said. “And we will argue the case because I don’t believe that the court has the jurisdiction to basically tell the Department of the Interior what my administrative responsibilities are.”
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Originally posted by SM2
well it really wasnt a threat the way I see. It was a shot across the bow though. Saying it was unprecedented to over turn a law based on constitutional grounds is unprecedented?
Originally posted by kawika
Just a thought.
What if DOJ says no, the court can not do that in our opinion.
Your services are no longer required. All Judges layed off, on unemployment.
Originally posted by TomScruise
You simply do not understand the Constitution. It exists to restrain the government and protect the Bill of Rights. You have 0 logic skills. Typical lefty. LMAO!
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
As far as the judges not having authority to demand a letter of explanation this very well maybe true. But do you think they will even consider not shooting this down if they get no response back?? It will be on auto-kill at that point. By responding DoJ will show it's weakness, but what can they do?
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Jean Paul. Thank you for your detailed explanation of the processes in play on this subject. I appreciate it greatly.
May I ask a question. What is your opinion on what, if any, effect his refusal to respond could have on him. Based on what you posted, I'm inclined to believe he will not. The request is toothless, no consequences, therefor moot.