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all that the administration has to do to stop any related suit is to tell the judge that the President OKed whatever action that is being litigated.  At that point the judge throws the suit out of court, and the judge cannot comment on the reasons.

Is there a point in the progress of a suit after which this is not possible? Some of those lawsuits are already in progress, aren't they?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 22nd, 2008 at 03:08:01 AM EST
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'retroactive immunity'.  Lawsuits in-progress can be stopped.  

paul spencer
by paul spencer (paulgspencer@gmail.com) on Sun Jun 22nd, 2008 at 11:46:43 AM EST
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