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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    I can tell that you are not a legal scholar. The person who disobeys an 'illegal law' still has to face the music in the courtroom and the case has to work its way up to the highest court for the law to be declared 'illegal.' And while that happens, the disobedient person has to sit in jail while the process moves forward. You don't just decide a law is illegal and not obey it unless you want to end up in the clink before the decision is reached by the SCOTUS that the law is illegal.
    There is a strong case to be made for the fact that the President has a constitutional duty - via his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution - to not enforce laws he believes to be unconstitutional. It's murky to be sure but Obama wouldn't be the first president to do so.
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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Maybe, maybe not.
    Well Kobie My vacation is coming to end, I will be posting Much less very very soon. I know you will be heartbroken.

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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm not a legal scholar...
    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    I can tell that you are not a legal scholar.


    You're so observant
    Last edited by Jerry; 06-02-14 at 11:01 PM.

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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    There is a strong case to be made for the fact that the President has a constitutional duty - via his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution - to not enforce laws he believes to be unconstitutional. It's murky to be sure but Obama wouldn't be the first president to do so.
    It isn't the least bit 'murky.' You disobey the law, you face the music whether the law is legal or not. Only Obama won't face the music because people are going to walk on eggshells until he is out of office.
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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Did my saying so give it away?
    Well you did spell scholar wrong that was the first clue i am sure.

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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Did my saying so give it away?
    Actually, I had it long before you said so. But that's just me. XXXOOO
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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If that's true, why on EARTH would he do that?? Unbelievable. That it may be unconstitutional is almost besides the point. He signed it.
    Your answer lies here:

    Barack Obama: Statement on Signing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year

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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    He does not have any executive rights to break the laws that he signed into law.
    Or any other laws...... But heck he breaks those also guess i should not be surprised.
    See post 67.

    Why do so many people listed or read things in the media, and believe what they say?

    I do my own research. I suggest you all do to.

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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Well you did spell scholar wrong that was the first clue i am sure.
    In my defense the spell-check didn't know how to spell it either

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    Re: Taliban prisoner swap was ILLEGAL claims GOP as former federal prosecutor says it

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    There is a strong case to be made for the fact that the President has a constitutional duty - via his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution - to not enforce laws he believes to be unconstitutional. It's murky to be sure but Obama wouldn't be the first president to do so.
    And in the constitution, it spells out he is the executor of law...

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