Map and Territory / Cascadia Weekly, The Gristle, Tim Johnson

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016  Tim Johnson

MAP AND TERRITORY: Remarking on the refusal of the Republican Senate to hold hearings to consider appointments to the Supreme Court of the United Sates—as outlined under Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution— President Barack Obama observed, “I’m amused when I hear people claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there.”

Whatcom County has a different predicament—the refusal of Republicans to acknowledge provisions that are in the county’s constitutional document. But the outcome is likely the same, a foray into unchartered terrain and legally uncertain outcomes. […]

Read Tim’s complete edition of The Gristle on Cascadia Weekly here.

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