In an effort to reinvigorate the law and society-ness of the blog, I ask, Did President Obama need to have Justice Roberts return to the White House to readminister the bungled oath?
To recap – Justice Roberts bungled the words and President Obama ended up not saying the words that are constituionally required (Article II Sec. 1). Of course, any Law and Society scholar worth his or her salt will say, “of course not. this is a formality. the election and the whole thing about becoming the President at noon makes the oath unnecessary.” Does anyone care that this is the only part of the constitution that appears in quotes? Am I the only person who thinks it was a good idea to take it again? Perhaps not necessary, but I’m going to say prudent.