Saturday, April 07, 2012

“Federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff”

I think it might be more accurate to state that the court is challenging the president’s ignorance:
Obama_supreme_courtIn the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.
The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, appears to be in direct response to the president’s comments yesterday about the Supreme Court’s review of the health care law. Mr. Obama all but threw down the gauntlet with the justices, saying he was “confident” the Court would not “take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
Overturning a law of course would not be unprecedented — since the Supreme Court since 1803 has asserted the power to strike down laws it interprets as unconstitutional. 



McRaven said...

I would love for the president to grow him some dreadlocks. It would give him a whole new outlook. =)

texlahoma said...

McRaven - I sure would and maybe he would legalize marijuana.

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