Pelosi was against the Slaughter Rule before she was for it

Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner reports that in 2005, when the GOP used the "self executing" rule (Slaughter Rule) to raise the debt ceiling, a liberal activist group went to court on behalf of Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats to stop it. In their brief, Public Citizen argued:"Article I of the United States Constitution requires that before proposed legislation may "become[] a Law," U.S. CONST. art. I, § 7, cl. 2, "(1) a bill containing its exact text [must be] approved by a majority of the Members of the House of Representatives; (2) the Senate [must] approve[] precisely the same text; and (3) that text [must be] signed into law by the President," Clinton v. City of New York, 524 U.S. 417, 448, 118 S.Ct. 2091, 141 L.Ed.2d 393 (1998)."Public Citizen, a not-for-profit consumer advocacy organization, filed suit in District Court claiming that the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Pub.L. No. 109-171, 120 Stat. 4 (2006) ("DRA"...(Read Full Post)