The Constitution today

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 30, 2006

After today's Supreme Court ruling in the Hamdan case, I've decided to update Article II, Section II of the U.S. Constitution to what current Supreme Court jurisprudence has changed it to.

Article II. - The Executive Branch

Section 2 - Presidential power
The president only has the power the Supreme Court chooses to give him, if it feels like it. Power given by the Supreme Court may be further restricted by Congress, if they want to. The president must ask, nicely and on bended knee, for permission to conduct surveillance of any sort on terrorists who would destroy America, from both the courts and Congress. Further, the president must have all his decisions approved, in advance, by Congress and the Judiciary when it comes to fighting a war.

If in doubt, the Judiciary knows best. The legislative branch knows second best. The president is not really necessary.

More must-reads on the Supreme Court's Hamdan decision are Matthew Franck's piece and Rich Lowry.

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To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes.

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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