Thursday, November 12, 2009
Supreme Court asked to boot Hillary
Case alleges her appointment violated Constitution
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Judges on the U.S. Supreme Court are being asked to boot Hillary Clinton from her position as U.S. secretary of state in a lawsuit that charges her appointment violated the U.S. Constitution.
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that monitors and investigates government corruption, confirmed it has filed a notice of appeal of its case to the nation's highest court.
The lawsuit asserts Clinton is ineligible for the post because the Constitution, Article I, Section 6, states: "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time..."
As WND has reported, James Madison's notes on the debates that formed the Constitution explain the reason for the clause. Madison himself argued against "the evils" of corrupt governments in which legislators created salaried positions – or increased salary – and then secured appointments to the comfortable jobs they just created. Others agreed that such tactics were evident in the colonial and British governments, and they wrote Article 1, Section 6 to prevent the practice...