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Response to exboyfil (Reply #6)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:03 AM

14. As far as I know, not a damn thing,

As I'm under the impression that the Marshalls Service is an arm of the Justice Department, and while tasked with carrying out the instructions of Courts, their Chain of Command is the EXECUTIVE BRANCH, which means the Judiciary cannot ORDER them to do anything...the President has to. At the State Level, the County Sherrif does the same job as the Marshalls, but that's because State Constitutions have specific provisions for enforcement of Court orders BY COURT AGENTS (which the Sherrif and all his deputies are), but the US Constitution provides no such option to Federal Courts.

If I'm proceeding from incorrect information please let me know, but I'm pretty sure this is why Rove never showed up when Congress issued a subpoena for his testimony, because Bush told him it wasn't going to be enforced, and the same lack Constitutional provision applies to Congress as well as the Federal Courts...only the EXECUTIVE has the power to ENFORCE the Law; everybody else can only 'suggest'.

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