According to a Justice Department spokesman, Holder sought the opinion of legal scholars who argued the D.C. vote is constitutional. I'd really like to know the names of these "scholars" who magically conjured a new meaning of "state" from the explicitly-worded U.S. Constitution. I doubt even one Supreme Court Justice could pretzel-logic this one.
Extra – From the Corner:
The conclusion that the new OLC - led by deputies (including very liberal legal academics) selected and appointed by the Obama administration - reached is not merely the same conclusion that OLC reached under the Bush administration two years ago. It’s been - or, rather, had been, until Holder’s override - the Department of Justice’s consistent position dating back at least as far as Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in 1963 or so.So much for legal precedent.