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Of filling that Illinois congressional seat appears to be running smoothly but with the State's vacant senate seat.
And not so much we mention earlier scandal played Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich named.
The State's former attorney general Roland Burris to the top job blogger was still governor he has been convicted of nothing.
He's within his legal and -- legal rights and obligations to make the appointment still the Illinois secretary of state says.
He will not certify Burris and senate leaders in Washington vowing to do whatever they -- -- block anybody that blog names.
And lawmakers legally do that with us now defense attorney -- -- and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Our secretary State's name is Jesse White he stood before television cameras on -- certified this.
Well he didn't have a choice he has no discretion here is the law will put it up on the screen.
It's mandatory language here.
It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to counter sign and affix the seal of the state to all conditions require by law to be issued by the governor.
I mean this is going to be a pretty easy decision for the Illinois Supreme Court isn't it.
I agree with you in Illinois even when a politician is crusading for just as they get it wrong -- -- of violating the law.
This particular gentleman a mr.
white is getting in front of people on city will not sign the certification process -- got to do so that's why he was elected.
The political process and Illinois got to take care of that governor and anybody else he brings into the process the people of Illinois have a chance now to clean up their their mess.
But did so the like this that not certified is actually violating the law.
Ed -- ABC adding to make matters worse.
Or Jesse -- got probably the worst person representing him -- attorney general.
Lisa Madigan who embarrass yourself by filing that laughable petition.
Before the state says Supreme Court -- -- was unfair act.
Which only applies to physical or mental disability.
Although his mental state is rather questionable.
All I mean what the High Court slapped her daily would even hear it is her credibility in front of -- -- diminished.
I don't think it's about her credibility so much -- about -- trying to do what ever it takes to buy themselves time she has no authority he had no it started the last time she didn't care.
He sees it that trying to use the legal system to accomplish something -- -- green victory.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And she obvious he's gonna take the same position extra -- it is unfair to the law I'm gonna narrative by almost.
Online that Todd did talk a lawyer in the state of Illinois didn't care about the law to Donald over you -- now to Harry Reid says he's gonna block Burris.
He -- article one section five he probably should try reading it first security as -- put it up on the screen.
Each -- -- the judge of the elections returns qualifications.
Of its own members while there's no election overturned so that means qualifications.
What does that mean well the Supreme Court.
Would be happy to explain it to Harry Reid they did so in the Powell decision forty years ago this year and I'll quote that we'll put that on the screen.
In judging the qualifications of its members congress is limited -- the standing qualifications.
Prescribed in the constitution that is age citizenship.
And residence -- would you grade Harry Reid is blatantly wrong.
I do agree Greg.
This is the first time remember that a politician has tried to appoint somebody.
During the time that they have the legal problems I -- I think of Richard Nixon appointing all those special prosecutors in.
It unity at that bring in -- Gerald Ford into the process.
It's happened before the political process always -- this mess up but it's wrong when the politicians get in there and do this as a as a political posture.
-- in Genesis let's assume -- there's been some talk while we'll Sedin but then -- -- -- Well you go back to the constitution again article one section five he can only spell somebody for disorderly conduct -- -- -- -- he hasn't done anything that's what we're trying to buy time so that mini me he will have become illegal war.
The governor to make this appointment they have to buy time so that.
You know -- hopefully he'll be indicted and candidly if the federal prosecutor guess get the ninety day delay they're gonna have to look for a lot more time that they're gonna get under any of these tactics.
Because yes it's true right now they're -- chased around what they think is ultimately going to be an illegal act.
That's what every trying to figure that is only buying time until we have that on the table what good luck on now -- well -- -- Japanese C Donald Schweitzer.
I bet -- get seated thanks very much for being with us.
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