Can It Be Done?

Is it even possible to withdraw an Amicus Brief that’s been filed with The Supreme Court? I suppose The Administration could repudiate it, which I doubt you’ll see out of Bush, but I don’t know whether it could be withdrawn.  Even if it could, can you prevent the justices from reading it? I think the damage is done here, with no real way to punish the lame duck Administration.

I’d suggest we keep focused on 2008 here, but I’m not sure there’s much for gun rights folks to get excited about in a prize fight between Romney and McCain.

5 Responses to “Can It Be Done?”

  1. David Codrea says:

    The state of Idaho did it in this very case at the federal circuit level:

    There really is nothing to lose by asking. I agree Bush won’t, but don’t think just giving him–and by default, other republicans considering how betraying us apparently carries no cost– a pass from the heat is warranted, especially as the effort to protest this is so minimal: one simple letter/press release that would take a few minutes to write. It’s not like this would be a resource drain.

    Suggesting we focus on 2008 instead implies we can’t multitask. If that’s the case, we’re dead anyway.

  2. Sebastian says:

    What price are we going to make Bush pay though? We can hurt his party in 2008, by not rallying around their candidate. That’s about all I can think of.

  3. Bitter says:

    I don’t see much that could be done to Bush at this point. I mean he has made clear that he doesn’t care about the state of the GOP, so threatening to march out won’t impact him.

    What cracks me up in all of this is how he ran on being “a uniter, not a divider” and yet there’s more partisan bickering than before he took off and the GOP has been left very divided.

  4. Sebastian says:

    That’s a good point. When I say stay focused on 2008, I don’t mean to suggest ignoring this particular issue. I think NRA and other gun rights folks need to get this issue before the candidates. So far only Fred has had anything to say about it.

  5. Ian Argent says:

    It’s a shame about the good stuff in the breif, tied to an odious conclusion