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RepMorris October 15th, 2013 2:24am

Virtual Supreme Court Case. Congressman Zman117-I, Ohio. has moved the Constitutionality of the VP breaking SC ties be reviewed. I call upon the Supreme Court to decide whether the Vice President's power to break Supreme Court ties is Constitutional.

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/16/13 2:25 pm

THE POWER OF THE VICE PRESIDENT TO BREAK SUPREME COURT TIES HAS BEEN UNANIMOUSLY FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THEREFORE, THIS POWER IS ABOLISHED.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/16/13 4:12 am

The Justices have until 5:00PM EST today to confirm their rulings. If they do not confirm their ruling, the votes I specified below will be officially applied in this case.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/15/13 11:45 am

The following rulings have been submitted in this case.
Political - Unconstitutional
Zman117 - Unconstitutional
Mattwall1 - Unconstitutional
TheLateGreatUSA - Unconstitutional
Skinner - Unconstitutional.
Justices, please reply "yes" to confirm.

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jakesnake42 Lets Go Hokies
10/15/13 4:37 am

How do I become a part of virtual congress?

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/15/13 7:44 am

Hey I'm President Trepidhickory and by following Speaker AFly you already are a member of the VC

NateE Moderate Republican
10/14/13 8:30 pm

Lots of new members, huh? Lol

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veritas1 Panda
10/14/13 7:48 pm

Is there a docket of pending legislation?

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/14/13 7:54 pm

I screenshot every proposed bill I see and present it to Speaker aFly

zman117 Ohio
10/14/13 8:00 pm

Then we just have to hope he doesn't pull an Orange Man and not bring it to the floor!

spicysteve M14D SBS
10/14/13 7:38 pm

It looks like this will be stricken down. Nice job SCOSOH.

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 7:34 pm

There is no Constitutional authority allowing the Vice President to break ties in the Supreme Court. Plain and simple it does not exist. The Vice President can break ties in the Senate but that is the extent of his tie breaking authority.

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Mattwall1
10/14/13 7:36 pm

Agreed.

MrAngerer
10/14/13 7:33 pm

Hi. I'm a recently new follower and I'd love to get involved in this. I do not however know how I might begin... If you would assist me, I would much appreciate it.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/14/13 7:33 pm

Is your name in reference to the Colt LB'er?

MrAngerer
10/14/13 7:34 pm

Yes.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/14/13 7:35 pm

How are you on the field right now....while posting on SoH?

MrAngerer
10/14/13 7:36 pm

I'm not the player, he's been an "idol" of mine for some time now.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/14/13 7:38 pm

Hey I'm VC President Trepidhickory thank you for joining th VC as far as getting started and involved just vote, debate legislation, and propose legislation of your own

here is the history page feel free to browse and see what we've done so far

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 7:42 pm

As President Trepidhickory said, Welcome to the Virtual Government. I am the Speaker of the Virtual Congress. By following me you become a Congressman and Representative to the people of your state with the power to vote on and introduce bills.

MrAngerer
10/14/13 7:44 pm

Congressman MrAngerer-L of Indiana.

NateE Moderate Republican
10/14/13 7:52 pm

Angerer!! Dude your finally on here. If you need any help come talk to me, I'm the SoS on here

MrAngerer
10/14/13 7:58 pm

Alright, awesome! Um, for future reference if I want to propose a bill or amendment, is there any specific medium through which I should post it or just post it in a comment in the poll!

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/14/13 8:00 pm

Comment it on a poll

but the most efficient way is to propose it on skype

NateE Moderate Republican
10/14/13 8:00 pm

I suggest just getting a Skype account, that's where a bunch of us really do a lot of talking and if you don't want to, come straight to me and I'll tell A-Fly. It's not a problem

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 8:02 pm

You can comment your legislation in the comment of any poll or send it to me via Skype IM at the following user name.
a-fly-pa

MrAngerer
10/14/13 8:06 pm

My skype name is brock_owens

zman117 Ohio
10/14/13 7:32 pm

I believe this is a clear violation of the Separate Powers Compromise.
As it stands the VP is a high ranking official in both the executive and judicial branches.

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 7:29 pm

When the Justices are ready to rule they shall reply to this comment with one of two rulings. Constitutional (The power of the Vice President to break Supreme Court ties stands) or Unconstitutional (The power is Unconstitutional and shall end)

Mattwall1
10/14/13 7:39 pm

OV: Unconstitutional

SugarShaq
10/14/13 7:42 pm

OV: unconstitutional

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 7:48 pm

OV: Unconstitutional

zman117 Ohio
10/14/13 7:54 pm

OV: Unconstitutional
The ability of the VP to break a tie in a Supreme Court decision is a clear violation of the Separate Powers Compromise.

political Georgia
10/15/13 4:34 am

OV: Clearly Unconstitutional

skinner Wisconsin
10/15/13 4:56 am

It's unanimous!

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 7:26 pm

I do not intend to rush the court. However, I request that the Justices follow a deadline of October 30th, 2013 at 6:00PM EST to reach a verdict in this case.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 7:31 pm

Hi speaker. I think I missed two(?) votes due to being out of town. Still trying to get clarification on the pot case. Want me to give Steve my vote?

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 7:34 pm

Are you aware of what the cases were, and do you have a ruling on them? If you do, you can send them to Steve to be submitted.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 7:35 pm

The pot case was deciding whether a federal bill legalizing cannabis for medicinal use was Constitutional or if it was an issue to be decided by the states.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 7:51 pm

It can be both. Doesn't have to be either/or.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 7:51 pm

But thanks for the update.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 7:54 pm

Do you happen to have a ruling decided on that case?

SugarShaq
10/14/13 8:06 pm

I was trying to get clarification that states can still each individually make it illegal if wanted? And that a licensed medical dr rx is required?

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/14/13 8:09 pm

The creator of the bill (Mattwall1 (D) of California) stated that no state may individually make it illegal, that cannabis would have to be legal nationally. And it would only be available medicinally (by prescription)

SugarShaq
10/14/13 8:34 pm

The FDA generally makes these decisions, not congress and SCOTUS. Has congress ever voted on opiates, ie. I doubt it. I will thank about it. Thanks again for the update.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 9:36 pm

SCOTUS stated previously that the FDA regulates the manufacture, sale and labeling of prescription drugs, not congress. FDA also enforces pharmacological standards. Precedent set by St of NY/FL having outlawed some rx drugs. OV: unconstitutional.