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Opening Arguments

No right, just rules

Say, if I didn't know better, I'd think the Washington Post was in the tank for the administration: "Hundreds of rules passed by Obama administration are technically illegal.

Over the past 21 / 2 years, the Obama administration has published hundreds of rules — on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign trade zones should be regulated, how voting assistance should be provided for U.S. citizens overseas and so on.

There’s a problem, however: Technically speaking, these and about 1,800 other regulations shouldn’t be in effect, because they weren’t reported to Congress as required. Yet there is little that lawmakers or the courts can do about it.

Technically illegal? Is that their way of saying, "Yeah, sure, it's illegal, but it shouldn't count because it's one of the good guys who is doing it"?