Can U.S. Senate Refuse to Seat Burris?

Senate Democrats may not have the constitutional authority to reject Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's choice to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat, election law experts told ABC News. Blagojevich today appointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fill Obama's seat. Almost immediately, the Senate Democratic leadership said it would not seat Burris. "Under these circumstances, anyone appointed by Gov. Blagojevich cannot be an effective representative of the...Full Story
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