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Posted on 02/08/2011 7:44:39 PM PST by Nachum
One of the most pitiful, relentlessly irritating op-eds about O-Care that Ive read since our long national nightmare began in summer 09. To understand what makes it so grating, you need to know that the author, Laurence Tribe, is not only a Harvard Law prof who taught Obama but a bona fide titan of constitutional jurisprudence on the left. He wrote a famous treatise on the subject and was, in his younger days, a perennial candidate for the Supreme Court when Democrats were in the White House. You might also remember him as the guy who sneered, amusingly, in a letter to Obama that Sotomayor isnt nearly as smart as she thinks she is, and who endorsed Kagan because he thought shed be better able to keep Anthony Kennedy from drifting towards the right.
You need all of that as background for two reasons. One: If, per his credentials, youre expecting an argument for the mandate here thats novel or unusually penetrating, youre mistaken. His points about the Commerce Clause and Congresss taxing power are as pedestrian as it gets, stuff youve read in a hundred different permutations from liberals over the past 18 months. Two, and more importantly: The point of this op-ed isnt to make legal arguments at all. Ann Althouse has been destroying Tribe all day long, in three separate posts, on the nuts and bolts of his argument, but taking him seriously enough to respond to him might actually give him too much credit, I think. His goal here isnt to persuade Times readers that hes correct on the legal merits; his goal is to persuade Times readers that if the Supreme Court disagrees with him, it is, must, and can only be because theyre right-wing hacks with no regard for the Constitution or for precedent.
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Laurence Tribe is not an attorney of note. He is a leftist ideolog and moron.
If the Supreme Court DOES NOT strike down the mandate, they must be biased political hacks.......
Larry Tribe is no titan of anything. He is, however, a publicly confirmed plagiarist. Hope that helps.
Laurence Tribe is an attorney of note.
A SOUR NOTE.......
Looks like even Biden holds him in contempt.
Tribe is best at simulating thought.
Tribe has lost his mind.
First, there is no precedence that says that the federal government may FORCE everyone to participate in a particular commerce. Second, if a first ruling was WRONG in the first place, then it deserves to be overturned.
Of course SCOTUS is biased. Or should be biased, towards the U.S. Constitution!
Sounds to me like Zero’s law professor is a hack himself. And if he’s holding up Barry as an example of his educational prowess., well, there ya go.
Oh yeah, play the race card. Works every time.
Never had one!
Larry Tribe is a Class A Moron.
Always has been , always will be.
Or, he's been faking it all these years.