RedState blogged Those of us hoping that this Congress will not pass an immigration law, given the extreme nature of the Senate's radical reform bill, may have some good news: The Washington Times reports that a Constitutional technicality may be used to kill the bill. Specifically, it may be claimed that because the Senate bill raises tax revenue from illegal aliens in a new way, that the bill's origination in the Senate violates the Constitutional requirement that revenue bills originate in the House of Representatives.
This is interesting. I hope it works.Senator Reid claims that the Republicans should just ignore the Constitution
Typical of a Democratand "work their will," and Senator Frist is noncommittal, but I am hopeful that this opportunity, or excuse if you prefer, to save the Republican party from self-inflicted trauma will be taken swiftly.