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Too bad court can't force Congress

Published October 5, 2013 1:01 am

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Is it too bad that the Constitution does not give the Supreme Court original jurisdiction to adjudicate disputes between the branches of government ? Otherwise maybe the president in a mandamus action could compel the speaker to have a vote on a spending bill without language defunding Obamacare.

Max Gardner

North Salt Lake