With that said, Starr is a former Circuit Court judge and a former Solicitor General of the US. As the poster just after you noted. Starr was 23-1 against the Clintons in court cases. He is one of the best appelate lawyers in the nation, and that's where the ultimate decision on Shays-Meehan will be made -- on appeal, in the Supreme Court.
With that said, the prior Supreme Court cases, about 24 of them, are so solidly against portions of Shays-Meehan that a blind lawyer with Tourette's Syndrome could get this law knocked out. Plus there will be about 100 lawyers in the case against this law, me included. Every one of us will give it our best shot to drive a wooden stake through the heart of Shays-Meehan.
WE WILL WIN THIS CASE. I feel so strongly about it that I have pledged to resign my 26-year membership in the Bar of the US Supreme Court if we don't win this case. For the first time ever, I have put not only my reputation but my profession on the line in a single case.
The key to this case is not Ken Starr or any other lawyer. It is the two dozen cases already decided by the Supreme Court which they would have to reverse in order to uphold Shays-Meehan. The Court reverses its own cases very rarely, and very cautioously. It has never in its history reversed a line of two dozen prior cases.
Does that help?
Please do me a favor though, Tell me what you alluded to last week, about what Bush might do, that has never been done before, that would not require a veto of this bill.
I have been wondering about it all week. You can link me to the response if it has been made already.
Yes, it does.
I didn't doubt Mr. Starr's abilities, I only doubted his desire to win and now I'm hopeful. And, if what you predict is the ultimate outcome, then I support this tactic on the part of the Bush administration.
Now, if only someone could make me believe that Bush doesn't intend to turn over the southwest to Mexico and that he really does have a problem with the constitutionality of a world tax.