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Harry Reidís selective defense of Advice and Consent
The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 21 May 2009 | K. Ryan James

Posted on 05/21/2009 9:28:59 AM PDT by KRyanJames

Remember when Harry Reid had “a little trick up his sleeve that could spell an end to President Bush’s devilish recess appointments”?

Well, apparently Harry has put that trick on the shelf as there are no plans to convene the Senate every couple of days during the Memorial Day “district work period” (AKA “recess”) to prevent President Obama from being similarly “devilish.”

It is curious that Mr. Reid would not want to guarantee (by keeping the Senate in session) a controversial nominee, say, Dawn Johnsen to the DoJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, go through the normal Senate confirmation process.

Some of the controversy surrounding Ms. Johnsen’s extends from a brief she filed before the Supreme Court where she equated pregnancy with slavery while arguing that Missouri could not withold state funding for abortions.

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