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One More View on the Oath of Office

On FindLaw.com today, law professor Michael Dorf weighs in on the oath-of-office controversy.  I was pleased to see that he reached pretty much the same conclusions as I did: that because of the Twentieth Amendment, the oath wasn't necessary to…


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Tax Returns Are Hard, Says Federal Reserve Bank President

According to a spokesman, the mistake Timothy Geithner made on his tax returns is a common one, and since he's corrected it and paid the $34,000 he owed, the matter should be considered closed.  Our system is so complicated, said…


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Transition

From a New York Times blog today: The Bushes Depart | 12:56 p.m. The helicopter steps are folded up. The blade begins to rotate. The Obamas and Bidens are standing still, holding each other’s hands, as they watch the helicopter…