Skip to comments.It's On: 5th Circuit Dares Obama to Deny Power of Judicial Review
Posted on 04/04/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT by expat1000
Jan Crawford of CBS reports that a three-member panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to "answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law."
The response is to be three pages long, single-spaced, according to an unnamed lawyer who was in the courtroom.
The court's response appears to be a direct challenge to President Barack Obama's attack yesterday on the Supreme Court and the power of judicial review, which federal courts have exercised for over 200 years.
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Why is the time for an answer set to Thursday?
Seems to me that instead of a 2-day response time, 4 or 5 minutes would be more appropriate. Actually, the time needed to say “1803” would be quite sufficient.
“Why is the time for an answer set to Thursday?”
BFD. The king need not answer to anyone. Thursday will simply come and go as usual.
Problem is that the Presidient of the US seems to be saying that the judicial branch is not co-equal because they are "un-elected". And, the president does not seem to agree with the DOJ lawyers opinion.
Requesting official clarification from her bosses seems warranted.
Plus, it makes Obama look like the snotty school kid - given a homework asignment by the wise professor judge.
Should make Eric Holder write it 100 times on the chalk board too.
That's how Charles I of England saw things too. Where is our Cromwell?
After murdering more than 300 Mexicans and 2 federal agents with Fast And Furious guns, Holder just gives the middle finger to congress and it’s requests for documents and witnesses.
They could not care any less about what a few judges “demand.”
Are the judges going to send a Judicial SWAT Team? No. It’s a joke.
Getting AG Holder on record with an written answer, I just can’t fathom it’s significance. He will just lie when he later orders his dept. to ignore the judicial review.
No! Not federal judges, too!! Say it ain't so!
I do not think the supreme court has the 'right' to declare a federal law unconstitutional and to strike it down. I think the supreme court has the POWER to declare a federal law unconstitutional and to strike it down.
I was taught in variious Civics and History classes that governments have powers; that PEOPLE have rights.
So what’s the over / under on when the Generals step in? No really, I’m saying that with a straight face. We are heading into Banana Republic territory.
We are heading into Banana Republic territory.
. . .
We’ve been there for a while. It’s just becoming more obvious.
Unfortunately most Generals are political animals so don’t look for it.
Most of our rights are being taken away by those we've given power.
President Obama is a litigant before the Supreme Court on the legislation which is being defended by his Solicitor General, and as such should be respectful in his comments about the Justices.
Instead, Obama resorts to political extortion before the press and public in a bid to force the Courts hand to decide in his favor: i.e, if you dont decide my way I will engage in a smear campaign about your judicial temperament.
The Supreme Court should hold President Obama in contempt of court, and expose him as the Chicago thug he is.
Yes. Yes, it is.
All the while the King forgets he got where he is by specific activism from his liberal judge allies.
His arrogance now tugs on the tail of the tiger(s).
I hope this continues - his mandate gets struck down in its entirety. And, he throws a two-year old's tantrum. Doesn't make good sense in the run up to his faux re-election.
Good for them! Someone needs to call this president out on his lies and misrepresentations. If he taught Constitutional law, you would think he would KNOW the tasks of the Supreme Court. Either he is stupid, or he only wants the court to do its job if it agrees with him. I hope the Republican candidate, whoever he is, calls attention to this during debates. The American people should be livid, but too many of them are steeped in basketball and reality TV to know or care.
How ‘bout all those judges striking down the anti-gay marriage laws the people keep passing?
Come on now where's your compassion for the 'learning impaired'.
That 'Courts/Rights' thing came from a CBS Femi-Nazi 'journalist', Jan Crawford.
You know, 'Journalists' -- the people that Flunk Out of Teacher Colleges (Colleges of Education) then transfer to J-School to party, protest, and where any actual "learning" is optional. And as long as you have a left-wing agenda you Graduate with 'honors'. And the further to the left, the higher the 'honors'.
[When 'Reporters' became 'Journalists' the news industry died.]
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