Thursday, June 22, 2006

After which, Arlen "Mr. Lubner" Specter

will curl back up in his basket until the next time he craves the spotlight.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter yesterday scheduled a hearing for next Tuesday on President Bush's use of signing statements to claim the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office.

Specter said he is asking the Bush administration to send an official from the Justice Department to testify before the committee about the president's legal contentions, as well as several constitutional law scholars. It was not yet clear who from the administration would come, he said.

No need to swear the official in. Really. Completely trustworthy.


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