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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

On 23 Mar, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 11:03:16AM -0400, judd@wadsworth.org wrote:

> ...
> I believe that you are correct.  Becoming a signatory is an executive
> branch function (usually some official in the state department, or the
> secretary of state) is authorized to do this.  However, ratification
> is a legislative (specifically, the senate) function.
> Regards,
> -Roberto

     Technically, the president ratifies a treaty after it receives
the consent of 2/3 or the senate.  Or, he can still choose not to
ratify it (http://www.asil.org/insights/insigh10.htm).  I just now
discovered that myself.


|   Christopher Judd, Ph. D.                      judd@wadsworth.org   |

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