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Petition to recall LA Senator Mary Landrieu
The American Thinker ^ | January 08, 2010 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 01/08/2010 3:16:20 AM PST by Scanian

The blog And So It Goes in Shreveport notes that a petition to recall Senator Mary Landrieu has been accepted for filing by the Louisiana Secretary of State. Citizens have 180 days to file enough signatures to get this on a ballot:

"Via Caught Him With a Corndog, there is an active petition to recall Senator Mary Landrieu:

'On Dec. 29, a recall petition was filed by Ruben Leblanc of New Iberia, for the recall of Mary Landrieu. Sec. of State Jay Darden stated that he WILL accept the filing.'

Kinda like chicken fried bacon, this limited time offer won't last. Citizens have 180 days starting Dec. 29 so get with it today if you would like to see Me-ry 'Louisiana Purchase' Landrieu hit the bricks before her service is up.

Go here for details and here to see the case for a recall.

If the story reported by The Dead Pelican this weekend holds true, that she used her vote for Obamacare to bargain for national democratic support for her brother's mayoral campaign, I'd say more than a recall is in order. We're keeping our eyes on that story and will update accordingly."

The blog Caught Him with a Corndog first broke the story and has a follow up to it :

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bribery; mayoralcampaign; obamacare; votebuying

1 posted on 01/08/2010 3:16:22 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

What?


2 posted on 01/08/2010 3:22:12 AM PST by maxter (Give today a chance. Enjoy.)
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To: Scanian

I would speculate that it is not enforceable. There is no provision within the 17th or within the Constitution that allows for voters to recall an elected Senator.


3 posted on 01/08/2010 3:24:48 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Scanian
Good. The money she is bragging about will never find its way to LA. It will find its way to Mary's real bosses private slush funds with a thief finder fee to Mary.
4 posted on 01/08/2010 3:33:30 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Scanian
It does not matter what the Louisiana Constitution says about recall.

The United States Constitution expressly establishes the exclusive qualifications for congressional office, sets the specific length of terms for Members of the House and for Senators, and places the authority within each House of Congress to judge the elections and qualifications of, and to discipline and remove, its own Members. These provisions of the United States Constitution, with respect to federal officials, have supremacy over State laws and provisions, and State laws in conflict with such constitutional provisions have been found by the courts in the past to be invalid. Although the language of some State recall laws might be broad enough to include Members of Congress, or might even explicitly include such federal officers, such statutes would not appear to be effective in overriding the provisions of the United States Constitution with regard to terms of office, elections and removal of Members.

5 posted on 01/08/2010 3:36:22 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: taxcontrol

I believe that it varies by state.


6 posted on 01/08/2010 3:36:46 AM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: taxcontrol

I am not so sure. However, I do agree with you that it probably would not be enforceable. However, The Seventeenth Amendment does not affect the restriction in Article I, § 4, cl. 1, which prohibits the Congress from exercising a power to “make or alter” state regulations of elections in order to determine where Senators must be chosen.


7 posted on 01/08/2010 3:41:21 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: taxcontrol
"There is no provision within the 17th or within the Constitution that allows for voters to recall an elected Senator."

If recall isn't specifically prohibited, one would think that it's up to state law and Lousiana's citizens to determine who represents them in the Senate.

8 posted on 01/08/2010 3:41:22 AM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: DJ Frisat

Oh, forgot to mention. Legal or not, it’s probably not enforceable. Democrats brazenly violate the law and retain their seats, as it it’s an entitlement. Shall I list a few names?


9 posted on 01/08/2010 3:44:06 AM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Scanian
http://louisianateaparty.ning.com/forum/topics/official-statement-on-recall?xg_source=activity

wrong, SOS said it cannot be done, have to go to court.

10 posted on 01/08/2010 3:50:14 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Congressman Billybob
I can't believe the writers of the Constitution made senators and congressmen "bulletproof" -- invulnerable to any attempt to remove them from office due to dereliction of duty or violating the trust of their constituents.

Congressman Billybob, any insights into this? There must be SOME constitutional way provided for voters to remove non-representing representatives.

11 posted on 01/08/2010 4:22:05 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Scanian
Whether a recall is enforceable or not...the process sends a loud and clear message to all traitors...we know who you are and we saw what you done
12 posted on 01/08/2010 4:33:29 AM PST by PoloSec (Note to Princess B H Obama: May PISS be Upon Mohammads Head...You Pervert)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“These provisions of the United States Constitution, with respect to federal officials, have supremacy over State laws and provisions, and State laws in conflict with such constitutional provisions have been found by the courts in the past to be invalid. “

That conflicts with the 10th amendment, and the 10th hasn’t been rescinded. Looks like another fairy tale interpretation by the marxists in black robes. Time for states to exercise their nullification option.


13 posted on 01/08/2010 4:51:27 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: taxcontrol

It’s up to the individual State. New Jersey has a recall provision and a recall petition is just getting under way there.


14 posted on 01/08/2010 5:01:45 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: sergeantdave

I agree - the exercise is worth it. If these recalls spring up around the country, it will send a message to the critters in DC. Who knows, some state may luck out and get a friendly judge on the challenge.


15 posted on 01/08/2010 5:02:30 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Scanian
Oh, dear, it looks as if the recall petition has already been rejected: Man tries to recall Landrieu
16 posted on 01/08/2010 5:05:02 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Scanian

Members of Congress cannot be recalled even if state law allows for recall petitions. Other than being voted out of office the only options are resignation or being disbarred by Congress itself. However, it might be possible to pressure for a resignation by declaring a jihad on local Democrats. If the state Democratic party is looking at extinction because of a member of Congress they might pressure their Congress critter to make an exit.


17 posted on 01/08/2010 5:19:16 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: The Great RJ

Its too bad all states don’t have recall petition amendments.That would cut down on senators getting elected to screw their voters for 5 years before having to worry about being held accountable.
How d’ya suppose Ben Nelson would do about now?


18 posted on 01/08/2010 5:54:56 AM PST by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: Scanian

The petition was rejected by Jay Dardenne in the same vain that the petition to recall Congressman Cao was rejected. It was filed on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 and rejected on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 by Dardenne.

See story at this Gannett link. Can’t post excerpts:

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20100108/NEWS01/1080316


19 posted on 01/08/2010 6:22:39 AM PST by deport (53 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

“It’s up to the individual State. New Jersey has a recall provision and a recall petition is just getting under way there.”

**REALLY?** I live in Jersey first I heard of it..Who we recalling?


20 posted on 01/08/2010 7:38:39 AM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: Scanian

My husband contacted the A.G. for Louisiana, a Democrat, on this very subject, because he wanted to start one if no one else did, and he got a letter from his office stating that “in his opinion” he didn’t think it could be done because it is a Federal office and not enforceable by the State. But in reading the wording, it doesn’t specifically exclude Federal office holders from recalls.

I think the effort should be made, and let Landrieu challenge it in court. Hopefully, at the very least, it will get her attention.


21 posted on 01/08/2010 8:32:14 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Scanian

The only legal method of recalling Landrieu, or any other congressman or senator, occurs next November


22 posted on 01/08/2010 8:35:49 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Baynative
the Evergreen state won out by a margin of less than 25,000 people.

Are they counting the future taxpayers (still in he womb) or just the illegals?

24 posted on 01/15/2010 4:05:32 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: Baynative

He DID say he was going to re-make America. the Jerk.


25 posted on 01/15/2010 4:06:48 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: holdonnow

Barney’s frank? Did you check Freddie’s Fannie?


26 posted on 01/15/2010 4:08:26 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: Baynative

Arrest her for what? Being an idiot?


27 posted on 01/15/2010 4:13:05 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: OL Hickory

I’d like to recall Jesus. He’s the only one who could put the fear of God into these traitors.


28 posted on 01/15/2010 4:37:13 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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