Friday, December 30, 2005

The Executive Branch Shall Construe...

Okay, my bet is the President really does not understand what he supposedly wrote:
Certain provisions of the Act relate to race, ethnicity, or gender. The executive branch shall construe such provisions in a manner consistent with the requirement that the Federal Government afford equal protection of the laws under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
Are there any legal scholars out there that understand what the W, Rove and Co is trying to do here? Sounds to me like subterfuge to disguise more institutionalized racism, but I may be reading too far into it.

The bigger question is to why they felt he needed to publicize this in particular. Any guesses? No doubt, the Executive Branch has been prone to construe what ever law it wants in what ever fashion it wants, so the admission that they construe something in their own view is particularly salient, nonetheless.

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