Finally! Nobody’s known exactly what it requires all these years, and a variety of smart people have been saying that it has to go to the Supreme Court so that we can find out what the rules are, really. At present it’s all about politics. So kudos to Boehner et al for forcing this clarification…I hope the debate gets better. As this thoughtful piece in the Atlantic shows, so far the response from the White House is typically sophomoric.
Was he really a Con Law prof? Then again, one of my lawyer buddies here in DC once said to me “there’s no such thing as Constitutional Law; it’s all politics.”