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Oh, How I Hope and Pray That They Will, but Today I Am Still ...

If you can't complete the sentence in the headline above, then either you are under the age of 30, you grew up without a television or you are from a distant foreign land.  

Any way, I'm pretty sure that somewhere in the Legal Blog Watch constitution it states that in the event that a federal appeals court cites to "Schoolhouse Rock" as part of an opinion, such court shall be recognized in a post. Accordingly, I salute you, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and your tremendous citation in an opinion this week to the cartoons I watched growing up:

We have serious doubts as to whether, for standing purposes, it is ever "likely" that Congress will enact legislation at all. After all, a proposed bill must make it through committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and garner a majority of votes in both chambers -- overcoming, perhaps, a filibuster in the Senate. If passed, the bill must then be signed into law by the President, or go back to Congress so that it may attempt to override his veto. As a generation of schoolchildren knows, "by that time, it's very unlikely that [a bill will] become a law. It's not easy to become a law." Schoolhouse Rock, I'm Just a Bill, at 2:41, available at  (last visited June 1, 2012).

Thank you Judges Sentelle, Rogers and Tatel for the old school reference!

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 29, 2012 at 04:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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