Friday, June 05, 2009

Well, so much for federalism

Here is a rather shocking item at the end of a story about South Carolina governor Sanford,

"Clyburn, D-S.C., inserted an amendment in the federal law with
Sanford's anti-bailout stance in mind, saying legislators could go
around a governor's refusal. While the legality of that was questioned,
U.S. District Judge Joseph Anderson on Monday cited it in saying it was
clear Congress intended to allow legislators to get around governors
who didn't want the money."

So now Congress can re-write state constitutions? 

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