Hate to repost my own comments, but this one rattles me more than anything since "the shrub's" grasp at unlimited executive power.
I don't care how may partisan judges or legislatures have ruled in it's favor, the "emergency manger" is an invalid and illegal device for an elected government.
It is like reading the pathetic legal trash from John Yoo telling us that the Executive Branch may act unrestricted without counter balance from the Legislative and Judicial Branches.
It is pure illegality, plain and simple.
While the financial obligations of a government may become insolvent, the elected government may not be abdicated or replaced by any other method than election.
Further a government may not, and can not, decline to perform the duties as chartered in their constitutions.
Once the government exists outside the constitutions of the states, these crimes naturally come into existence. A government acting outside it's constitution is by definition illegal, hence the spawning of such subsequent crimes.
Yes...Like knowingly poisoning the progeny of the citizenry.
There are plenty of legislatures that would like to vote new forms of oppression.
Just because a group of rednecks vote, doesn't make it legal.
It's like reading Dred Scott rationals. PATHETIC on all levels.