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    Question Can the Supreme Court rule the AIG Bonus Confiscation Unconstitutional?

    Someone's sure to challenge it in court.

    Congress might use a power it doesn't have, but that's where judicial review came from, right?

    Ahh... crazy $#@!.
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    Not only don't they have the power, but it is forbidden. It is an ex post facto Bill of Attainder, a double whammy from even a loose constructionist point-of-view.
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    Don't know if the Constitution has provisions in it for "in case federal government unconstitutionally infuses internationally company with 180 billion dollars do this". Hopefully they'll rule that giving companies government money is unconstitutional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate895 View Post
    Not only don't they have the power, but it is forbidden. It is an ex post facto Bill of Attainder, a double whammy from even a loose constructionist point-of-view.
    What did the AIG, et al. do that prevents an ex post facto?
    As far as I know they only recieved money.

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    The point that no one in the MSM will report is that we should not be saving failed companies in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothman View Post
    What did the AIG, et al. do that prevents an ex post facto?
    As far as I know they only recieved money.
    We are talking about the proposal to take the bonuses away from the recipients. No one can do that, it is an ex post facto Bill of Attainder.
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    "That's one thing about freedom; you have to tolerate the nonsense too." - Ron Paul

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    Not without opening a whole big can of worms.<IMHO> The SCOTUS tends to shy away from those, like the plague. Kinda like where was Barry REALLY born?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Warrior View Post
    Not without opening a whole big can of worms.<IMHO> The SCOTUS tends to shy away from those, like the plague. Kinda like where was Barry REALLY born?
    Eh. Congress already opened a can of worms.

    I say the SCOTUS needs to open a can of whup-ass.
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    Only so often does the Supreme Court awaken from its on-duty slumber and tackles a really paramount issue which threatens to destroy our liberties, and the resulting ruling is often so ambiguous, nothing changes.

    Example: Heller vs. D.C.
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    This is getting silly.
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    It started silly.
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    Can the Supreme Court rule the AIG Bonus Confiscation Unconstitutional?


    They can and they should, but I wouldn't hold my breath on it.
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