Archive for April 25, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is throwing in the towel, according to inside sources. The only surprise for most of us is that it took so long for him to see the writing on the wall.
Personally, I suspect he thought he had a chance to return as the only remaining NotRomney in the race. [Representative Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson, TX) doesn’t really count, since he’s more of a Walrus than an Elephant.] But after throwing all of his chips in on Delaware, and still coming up with fewer than half the votes former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received, even one as megalomaniacal as Newt could see that he has no hope.
And so we are officially down to two candidates: a RINO (wearing an Elephant suit) and a Walrus. But we already knew that we were down to one real candidate.
Sooooo…how ’bout them Veepstakes?
- Newt Gingrich ends presidential bid(wjla.com)
- Newt’s campaign over? Reports suggest Gingrich will drop out Tuesday (shortformblog.com)
The legal issue at question is taken directly from Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution, commonly called the Supremacy Clause:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The principle which arises out of this paragraph is called preëmption. Preëmption can be express (i.e. explicit, stated clearly) or implied. The basic question for the Court, in oral arguments today, will be: does SB 1070 run afoul of the Supremacy Clause? (more…)