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Law Professors Cast Doubt on ACTA's Constitutionality . . . State Department Confirms No ACTA Pre-Review?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/05/19 15:30:52
Fifty leading U.S. legal scholars cast fresh doubt on the constitutionality of
the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in an open letter to the Senate
Finance Committee today. (Press
Release
). At issue is whether the Office of the United States Trade
Representative (USTR) had authority to enter into the controversial IP
enforcement agreement on behalf of the United States when the Deputy U.S. Trade
Ambassador signed ACTA in October 2011.

The law professors say no, and
call on the Senators to “exercise your constitutional responsibility to ensure
that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is submitted to the Senate
for approval as an Article II treaty, or to the Congress as an ex-post
Congressional-Executive Agreement.”

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  • Don Wenk 2012/05/19 15:43:27
    Don Wenk
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    3 ½ years ago congress gave up its responsibilities to the czars. They claimed it was too hard to handle all the agreements that were put before them. I say it is time to replace the existing members of congress that care more about what they can get and install members that will do the work we sent them there to do.

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  • Flamingolady 2012/05/19 20:55:18
    Flamingolady
    What a crock. My BS meter is on full tilt.
  • voice_matters 2012/05/19 17:41:57
    voice_matters
    what is sad is that i find another lib thread that calls a law unconstitutional, but offers nothing to show it being unconstitutional. first acta has not been ratified by anyone yet. perhaps somoene can tell me what the unconstitutional parts of the law will be if it is ever ratified.
  • Don Wenk 2012/05/19 15:43:27
    Don Wenk
    +3
    3 ½ years ago congress gave up its responsibilities to the czars. They claimed it was too hard to handle all the agreements that were put before them. I say it is time to replace the existing members of congress that care more about what they can get and install members that will do the work we sent them there to do.
  • voice_m... Don Wenk 2012/05/19 17:42:38

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