Tuesday, February 21, 2006

And he teaches constitutional law!

Spying too mysterious to debate:
Legal challenges against Bush's efforts are likely to fail because the president has constitutional power to act as commander in chief and conduct foreign affairs, said Kris Kobach, former counsel to Attorney General John Ashcroft.

"Article II will trump anything Congress tries to do through statute," Kobach said.
Is that how it works? If Congress makes rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces, can the President override those rules as Commander-in-Chief?

Inquiring minds want to know.