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The extent to which this administration is ethically challenged is still breathtaking...<br><br>
"More than a year before the Bush administration has said it first considered firing US attorneys, a top Justice Department official asked lawyers to determine how the administration could temporarily fill vacant US attorney positions with appointees who had not been confirmed by the Senate.<br><br>
"In a September 2003 memo, the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which answers legal questions for the president and his appointees, described a way to install a replacement US attorney who could serve up to 330 days without Senate confirmation.<br><br>
"But the memo also said that any appointee would eventually still have to win confirmation from the Senate or be approved by a federal court to continue serving. Two years later, the administration <span style="text-decoration:underline;">quietly got a provision inserted into the USA Patriot Act reauthorization bill</span> giving itself the power to <b>permanently appoin</b>t replacement US attorneys <b>without Senate or court approval</b>."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2007/04/28/memo_describes_installing_unconfirmed_prosecutors?mode=PF" target="_blank">http://www.boston.com/news/nation/wa...cutors?mode=PF</a>
 

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This is absolutely typical of Bushco. They are above the rules, the law... they wipe their asses on the Constitution and laugh.<br><br>
This is HUGE. Unbelievably huge. They have exploited their self created hysteria about "Homeland Security" to undermine the Constitutions most basic tenets about the seperation of powers and seize control of the Judiciary.
 

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