Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Grilling Commences.

No, this is not a food or restaurant review.

The grilling of John Roberts for the job of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is well underway.

So far the main points hit so far are privacy, precedence, and Sen. Leahy is/was trying to get Roberts to grant a new power to Congress. Leahy was trying to get Mr. Roberts to say the congress has the power to declare the end of a war above and beyond the power of the purse.

Congress has no such power, they have the power to declare the start of a war but then it is in the executive's power to end it. Of course, the Congress can always defund such enterprises. The discussion on this allowed Leahy to take a cheap shot over Iran-Contra.

More on the way!