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Hoping For The Wrong Result On The Burris Certification Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:46am 1/8/2009 at 8:46am

Legally, the Illinois Supreme Court should rule that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is required to sign and affix the state seal to the Certificate of Appointment issued by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointing Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. But emotionally and politically, I hope the Illinois Supreme...

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At Least Harry Reid Didn’t Call Roland Burris “Articulate and Clean”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:27am 1/7/2009 at 11:27am

Harry Reid just held a news conference in which he continued to refuse to seat Roland Burris. Reid’s justifications are transparent and unjustifiable. Reid claims he is waiting for the Illinois Supreme Court to force Illino...

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Harry Reid Shoots Harry Reid In The Foot

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 8:47am 1/7/2009 at 8:47am

When Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced the appointment of Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took a principled stance: Burris would not be seated. That principle was wrong, but at least it was a principle.

Initially, Reid had widespread...

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Can Senate Republicans Refuse To Seat Any New Democratic Senators?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 11:35am 1/4/2009 at 11:35am

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated today that the Senate can do “whatever we want” with regard to seating Roland Burris, the appointee of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Reid may want to rethink that position.

Reid apparently is picking up on an argument advanced by Harvard Law School Professor (and potential...

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Will Harry Reid Also Bar Caroline Kennedy?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 10:02am 1/1/2009 at 10:02am

According to news reports, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is prepared to have armed guards bar Roland Burris from the Senate floor, despite the fact that Burris has been legally appointed to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. At the same time, Reid is praising the...

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The “Rule of Law” Applies to Gitmo Detainees, But Not Roland Burris

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 7:59am 12/31/2008 at 7:59am

Barack Obama loves to invoke the “rule of law” when it suits his political purposes, but not in the case of Rod Blagojevich’s appointment of Roland Burris to Obama’s empty Senate seat. In the Burris case, politics apparently trumps the law.

There is no substantial legal dispute here. Harry Reid and other...

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