Skip to comments.Obama botches legal precedent in citing Supreme Court
Posted on 04/03/2012 6:14:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
President Obama said again Tuesday that it has been a long time since the Supreme Court struck down an economic law passed by Congress, but he mixed up the decisions and their timing.
We have not seen a court overturn a law that was passed by Congress on an economic issue, like healthcare, that I think most people would clearly consider commerce, the president said. A law like this has not been overturned at least since Lochner. Right? So were going back to the 30s, pre-New Deal.
Actually, thats wrong. The case of Lochner vs. New York was decided in 1905, and the Supreme Court continued to strike down laws that sought to regulate economic conditions until the mid-1930s. Law professors -- Obama used to be one -- often use the name of the case as the label for the era of Supreme Court activism that ended after the high court invalidated several New Deal laws from 1934 to 1936.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Snip: The Roberts Courts rulings appear to be a concerted effort to send us back to the Gilded Age. If they dump the Affordable Care Act, writes David Dow, we should dump them.
Obama knows absolutely nothing about American history, American government, Americans and freedom. He’s nothing but a two-bit Chicago thug.
And that Marxist moron was a con-law assoc. prof.
God help us.
Lochner struck down a NY law relating to limiting the number of hours a baker could work. It has nothing to do with the extent of federal powers to regulate.
And this poser supposedly “taught Constitutional law.” Yeah right. My Yorkie has a better grasp of it than he does.
you do know that you will never get Obama out of The White House, he was voted in once and that’s all he needs
Oh, please, please try to impeach a member of the SCOTUS over Obamacare!
Talk about a winning issue for Republicans. This issue cost Democrats 63 seats in the House in 2010. Keeping Obamacare front and center would be a big help for a Republican trifecta.
He surrendered his law license.
He was never an associate professor. That rank means tenured. He was an adjunct. Not, however, a mere cheap wages adjunct as are employed everywhere to teach intro courses. Law schools and business schools bring adjuncts in at a higher level of prestige (after, these are graduate-level professional schools), people who arn’t interested in tenure-track because they have a day job they don’t want to give up but who bring some enhancement to the school. In Obama’s case it was his skin color not his professional accomplishments that was the “enhancement.” Can you say “racism?”
He surrendered his law license.
At a formal request that is.
This comes from the LA Slimes?!
And wait, and wait..
“Talk about a winning issue for Republicans.”
Note to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner:
Please, JUST STFU!!
Is it true that he his bisexual and the White House Press corps (not
corpse) , the adulterers, homosexual, bisexual, Communist sympathizers, they are are covering for him the way they covered for Kennedy and Clinton the Rapist?
Obama botches! Ha, who really believes that?
The care of my health is not a matter of commerce for the Government to tax or regulate. My Witch Doctor accepts live chickens as payment, and I raised them from eggs, fed them off the sweat of my brow, and watered them with eco-friendly 1930’s windmill.
My health care is my decision, is personal and private and the Government can stay the hell out of my business.
He’s worse then Biden.
Obama a constitutional law scholar is equal to Dr. Tiller ‘the baby killer’ following and respecting the Hippocratic Oath!!!
Why did he surrender his law license?
For historical reference, consider Erich Segal, author of that maudlin little tale "Love Story" in the early 1970s, who was an associate prof in Latin -- not English -- at BoolaBoola U. and was denied tenure (and basically booted) from Yale. At least he wasn't an "adjunct" prof; he'd have been booted long before. Honest scholarship was NOT his particular academic interest.
Of course, these days, Yale is worthless academically. There are no longer ANY grounds for a professor to disagree with the prevailing orthodoxy, and -- perhaps interestingly -- despite Yale's unfortunately huge endowment, that university has decayed physically right along with its intellectual decay, from at minimum 1989, and more likely 1975, through today.
If I could find a way to wager that this situation in New Haven WILL worsen, and some metric by which to demonstrate it, I'd cheerfully put up 5 figures on the wager, on a 5-year payoff, with some objective source being the judge of the outcome.
Careful, m'FRiend...this is NOT the time to bet on busted flushes...as the "Ivies" are, without exception, doing.
Best to you, mate, and FReegards!
Culturally, Obama is NOT an American. He’s a man of the world, especially the African/Southeast Asian parts of the world.
And for all the talk about how smart he is because of Harvard and the Harvard Law Review, that was nothing but AA in action; we have yet to see grades/writings/SAT’s. Nothing to document this purported intelligence.
These kinds of things are common when you were promoted through school as a foreign student and with affirmative action.
Obama caught re-speaking history.
Debarring next Friday.
Biden buys a new suit.
There is no public answer to that question.
Some suspicion that when he swore he had no other alias, he lied.
When the right people want Obozo’s past revealed, it will be so.
>> Note to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner:
>> Please, JUST STFU!!
Remember when Sarah Palin was asked the Supreme Court question and the libs went ballistic over her answer?
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