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My Constitutional (con) law professor said it demonstrated “Two con law professors incapable of getting right the only text the founders quoted in the Constitution.”

Date: 2009-01-23 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aisa0.livejournal.com
Did you see the article published yesterday or the day before that they retook the oath with the correct wording to ensure beyond a reasonable doubt it was done correctly?

I was disappointed in how they stepped over each other. It made me wonder if they practiced it at all.

Date: 2009-01-24 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightbluesprite.livejournal.com
I didn't see the article but my con law pref referenced the additional ceremony. She brought up the point that, unless Obama signed duplicate executive orders thereafter, the orders originally signed would arguably not be valid because they were not signed by a valid President - and so could be gotten out of.

I wonder if they were nervous? Overconfident? Either way, it was a spectacular blundering on both sides.

The speech Obama made afterwards was great, though, I thought.

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