Thursday, May 25, 2006

Congress is not above the law

WaPo The FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson's congressional office was an aggressive tactic that broke a long-standing political custom.

Which needed to be broken. Congressmen need to understand they are NOT above the law, and that laws they pass apply to them as well.
But while it might violate the spirit of the Constitution, it might not violate the letter of the document or subsequent rulings by the Supreme Court, legal analysts say.
I feel certain it did not, but take it to the Supreme Court if you want.
The issue could turn on whether a court finds that the items seized from Jefferson's office were related to such protected legislative activities as writing, researching and voting on bills. Other things could be fair game for the prosecution, analysts said.

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