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on October 1, 2017 in World News

Scalia Says Bills to Protect Special Counsel from Firing are Unconstitutional

by Ken Klukowski The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on legislation that would limit the ability of a president or attorney general to fire a special counsel who has been appointed to investigate high-ranking government officials. Unfortunately for the senators pushing the bill, this legislation is unconstitutional, for all the reasons Justice Antonin Scalia explained in a historic dissent that should doom this bill in a legal challenge. In Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Take Care Clause commands that the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Because he is only… View Article

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