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Political Confrontation of the Decade - The US Senate Vs Roland Burris

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Is this a black man under attack by the power elite? As reported by Politico.com - In a letter to Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein, a lawyer for Roland Burris forwards his formal appointment documents. "I write to ensure his smooth transition," writes Timothy Wright III, the lawyer, citing Marbury v. Madison as precedent, a case in President Thomas Jefferson tried to stop appointments made by his predecessor, John Adams. "Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Marbury v. Madison over 200 years ago, the law of the land has been that an appointment is complete and irrevocable once the last act required by the person vested with the appointment power is performed," Wright argues. That was a strictly federal case; the intersection of a governor and the Senate, among other factors, may make this one more complicated. The full letter and documents, provided by a Burris aide, are here. http://www.politico.com/static/PPM116_letter_1_2_09a.html