Fri, 21 November 2008
Once again, the Bush administration has decided to better the Clinton administration's ability to work the system to get what it wants.
First it was signing statements, then it was recess appointments, and now it's "midnight rules."
A "midnight rule" is a regulation enacted by presidential decree in the final days of an administration that if it is published in the Federal Register by midnight November 21 will have the force of law.
Furthermore, it will be very difficult to undo by the Obama administration, and most of it is pandering to the special interests.
At this point, only an impeachment could stop this from happening, and considering it's about three hours until midnight as I post this, that doesn't seem likely.
Let's hope the Congress can take up this stuff and make quick work of reversing it in the early days of the new term.
For a complete list of these "midnight rules," go to:
Category:Extras -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT
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