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Study: Hundreds of rules passed by Obama
administration are technically illegal

Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 7/31/2014 8:08:55 AM

Over the past two years, the Obama administration has published hundreds and hundreds of rules — on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign trade zones should be regulated, how voting assistance should be provided for U.S. citizens overseas, and so on.There’s a problem, however: Technically speaking, these and some 1,800 other regulations shouldn’t be in effect because they weren’t reported to Congress as required. Yet there is little that lawmakers or the courts can do about it. The situation illustrates the obscure, Byzantine process used to create federal regulations — and how easily it can go awry. “It’s


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/31/2014 8:24:50 AM     (No. 9947519)

Tell you what. Just south of my ranch is Langtry, Texas, home of the legendary Judge Roy Bean. Just outside Langtry is an also legendary "hanging tree". I think it could be put to good use.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/31/2014 8:26:19 AM     (No. 9947523)

Tyranny - arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.

We are being ruled over by an unrestrained tyrannical government bureaucracy filled with people who have a mindset like Lois Lerner. I love my country but I hate this government. It is time for we the people to revolt and tell the government to get off our backs and out of our lives. For goodness sakes, we´re Americans!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/31/2014 8:31:49 AM     (No. 9947528)

This is all the making of two lunatics, Valerie Jarrett and Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cheeflo, 7/31/2014 8:36:29 AM     (No. 9947532)

I would say thousands.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sw penn, 7/31/2014 8:44:15 AM     (No. 9947544)

These Kudzu vines of government must be pruned until it can be shoehorned back behind the Tenth Amendment where it legally belongs.
Government overreach is like sidewalk weeds.
They will never stop trying.
If the first tiny sprouts are not ruthlessly
yanked out,
pretty soon the whole sidewalk is gone to rubble.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/31/2014 8:47:14 AM     (No. 9947551)

The result of the power-hungry administration of Zippy I.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/31/2014 8:59:31 AM     (No. 9947565)

One way or the other 0bama is never going to face the voters again. But that is not true of the enabling Democrat Party. That is the biggest problem facing the ´Rats right now.
A game plan seems to be emerging. Commit outrage after outrage goading Republicans into impeachment. Then with the help of the MSM use that to drive every other item off the table. Avoid all airing and discussion of their malfeasance and misgoverning. A Government shut down or two could also be thrown in there. Its up to the Republicans to handle this deftly. If they do nothing before they realize it the economy, 0bamacare, the mess at the border, collapsing Middle East will all be tied around their neck. A quick impeachment and then skillful use of the Senate trial with the CJ presiding to air these misdeeds might be just the trick. With the Bozo Veep waiting in the wings the failure to convict might not be an undesirable outcome.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 7/31/2014 8:59:54 AM     (No. 9947566)

None of them were ´passed´, they were ´imposed´. And since no one stopped them for doing it, why would they stop themselves? It is who they are.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Axeman, 7/31/2014 9:18:05 AM     (No. 9947596)

Since these "rules" have negatively impacted people, I would think there is standing for a lawsuit. Is there no challenge?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: save America, 7/31/2014 9:19:31 AM     (No. 9947600)

Just yesterday.....they want to sue me for doin my job.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: M2, 7/31/2014 9:35:20 AM     (No. 9947622)

But there’s another catch: Congress also barred such rules from judicial review. Two federal appeals courts and two district courts have upheld this principle even when the regulation in question was not submitted to Congress as required. That means neither lawmakers nor the courts can step in and demand that agencies submit the required paperwork.

Is this nuts?

So, "technically", anybody in any Administration can make a law which, by law, it cannot do. Then, when the Administration actually makes the illegal law, there is no mechanism in place to undo that which is illegal?

Is this the Twilight Zone?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/31/2014 9:40:08 AM     (No. 9947632)

In other words, we are not a Representative Republic, we are living under the dictatorship of regulations written and enforced without the sanction of law by unelected officials.

If this does not hi-light the very real danger of a big oppressive givernment, I don´t know what does.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/31/2014 9:45:33 AM     (No. 9947636)

Cass Sunstein is the Regulatory czar. He is married to Susan Power, the UN Ambassador. Both belong firmly on the Left.

Sunstein is radical. He knows, and advocates, that you can be more effective in regulating society than passing laws! Nice, eh?

So we think we have a Constitutional Republic, ordered by rational laws, by the consent of the governed.

#2 nails it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: curious1, 7/31/2014 10:16:11 AM     (No. 9947700)

Only two possible responses to this out-of-control situation. 1) Force congress to trim back the depts and ´rules´ (or eliminate them altogether) and make them vulnerable to the courts, 2) Ignore the illegal rules and use as much force as necessary to get the point across (though don´t try it alone)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/31/2014 10:31:24 AM     (No. 9947722)

The French created a device that was quite effective against the bureaucracy - the guillotine.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/31/2014 11:05:16 AM     (No. 9947802)

In 2009 Glenn Beck warned that Cass Sunstein had been named regulatory Czar and intended to use regulatory agencies to create law that couldn´t be obtained legislatively. Cass and Barack must have had quite a few chuckles when they used the title Czar, knowing what was in the plans.

As for Congress, follow the rule of law that you pass. We pay you to represent us and are sick to death of your whining how hard your job is.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/31/2014 11:46:02 AM     (No. 9947877)

"technically" illegal? What a joke.
If I throat punch the author, is that "technically" painful?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/31/2014 11:51:57 AM     (No. 9947886)

Czars have been in my family history for a good many years. My dad would tell his children about his uncles. The family though German, actually immigrated from Russia. When THAT czar´s men came for the horses on the farm and there men in the family stood up to them and said NO Those men were then taken to the side of the barn and shot dead. The czar´s men then proceed to ride off with the horses. Subsequently, Czars have the same connotation to me as Freddie -The Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/31/2014 12:13:56 PM     (No. 9947927)

FTA: Nickles believes the law should be more strictly enforced but acknowledged that lawmakers in the 1990s were primarily focused on the most sweeping regulations.

“We weren’t trying to micromanage every little thing,” he said.

OH YES THEY WERE/ARE! I now that Nickles is a Republican (actually a RINO) but micromanagement is exactly what a very large percentage of congress persons are hell bent to achieve. That is the source of the power over the people that they crave. And the Obozo people are the worst I´ve ever seen.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: loveUSA, 7/31/2014 1:07:06 PM     (No. 9947990)

Speaking of outrageous Executive orders there is the "Dream Act" not passed by Congress, but dictated by a lawless pResident. Minors? up to age 26 given amnesty by this lawless one in the WH.

That´s the hook... hundreds of thousands of children coming for welfare and all of the free stuff. Congress! stop this lawlessness!!!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/31/2014 6:17:22 PM     (No. 9948383)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/31/2014 6:19:07 PM     (No. 9948384)


We should treat these illegal laws the same way we treat zippycare - We will Not Comply!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/31/2014 6:33:39 PM     (No. 9948401)

Here is what is really happening when Øbama makes up his rules and the House and Seante and courts let him get away with it. He does tremendous damage to the Judicial system and our rule of law. What I mean is, future litigations based on his conflicting and poorly thought out interferences makes such potential judicial experience almost impossible. For example, his goofy made up ACA laws have all but gutted the ACA for all practical future use. No matter what you do in the ACA, you will practically never get prosecuted or find proper recourse if harmed by it. Courts will not be able to render decisions when there is so much confusion...which is essentially why they have special IRS courts rather than an IRS case being heard in District Court...it´s just not practical from a judicial point of view. It is why so few IRS disputes end up being actually litigated and end up in "settlements" to the great detriment of the government. The law is just so messed up it can not be heard.

Øbama´s stupid and knee jerk "Laws" are becoming a disgrace and are harming the rule of law so much it could be the biggest disaster our nation has ever faced.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/31/2014 11:29:17 PM     (No. 9948746)

What a mess. This is what We get from ´experienced´ lawmakers. That forty years on the Hill has done nothing for US.

If they had done their job, he would never have been vetted.

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