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Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | by David G. Savage

Posted on 06/08/2014 8:02:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

This month, the court will decide three more direct challenges to Obama's policies in which Alito's vote will be key. The justices will rule on whether the president exceeded his authority in making recess appointments and whether his environmental regulators went too far by requiring permits for new power plants to show they are reducing greenhouse gases.

And in the most far-reaching case, the high court will decide whether business owners have a religious-freedom right to refuse to pay for contraceptives for female employees, as required under the president's healthcare law.

With Alito, the court has become a check on the White House, much like then-Sen. Obama called for in 2006 when he joined an unsuccessful filibuster against Alito's confirmation. "We need a court that is independent," Obama said — one that "is going to provide some check on the executive branch."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: scotus

1 posted on 06/08/2014 8:02:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Given that each justice’s vote is equal to the others’, why single out Alito?

The answer is twofold:

1) Alinskyite isolate, freeze, etc. of someone they don’t like.

2) The liberal justices have never and will never evaluated cases on their merit and have never and will never read and apply the Constitution when they can freely substitute their own crackpot ideas. Therefore they are ‘dog bites man’ news stories.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 8:07:28 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele
The liberal justices have never and will never evaluated cases on their merit and have never and will never read and apply the Constitution when they can freely substitute their own crackpot ideas.

If true, they are oathbreakers of the most damnable sort.
3 posted on 06/08/2014 8:09:39 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: relictele

It is interesting that they’re focused on Justice Alito. Is he typically the swing vote on these sorts of cases? I don’t think so. Of course, this article is from the heavily politicized Los Angeles Times, so that reveals much.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 8:11:56 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: relictele

Actually, they are singling him out because he was “moderate” Sandra Day O’Connor’s replacement. It’s all wishful thinking, nostalgically wishing she was still casting the vote.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: relictele
Given that each justice’s vote is equal to the others’, why single out Alito?

You beat me to it. In general, you can count on Alito to do the right thing. Can we say the same for Roberts?

6 posted on 06/08/2014 8:23:05 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Harvard Law professor Charles Fried, who served as U.S. solicitor general under President Reagan, gives Alito mixed grades, saying he has been careful and thoughtful, but also too driven by ideology.

The LA Times doesn't care much for Justice Alito. It's not that he is too driven by ideology, it's that he is not driven by their ideology. They love justices who think and act just like them even if they are just a step above a potted plant. Alito does not agree with them and supports his opinions with sound legal reasoning firmly grounded on the Constitution. He gores all of their sacred cows like affirmative action and the destruction of religious life. They do not like Justice Alito one bit and they are not at all happy that he is holding the conservative court together.

7 posted on 06/08/2014 9:12:12 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: relictele

——why single out Alito?——

He apparently is considered to be wishy washy, not rigidly adhering to the party line


8 posted on 06/08/2014 9:19:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Republican appointees to the SCOTUS would vote the party line as rigidly as the Democrat appointees vote theirs, that doofus, Roberts, would not have “deemed” ObamaCare a tax out of thin air and that disaster would have been avoided.

However, blackmail works, even when the Chief Justice is involved. Hopefully, Alito is as sinless as Jesus Christ.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 9:28:37 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Republican appointees to the SCOTUS would vote the party line as rigidly as the Democrat appointees vote theirs, that traitor, Roberts, would not have “deemed” ObamaCare a tax out of thin air, and that disaster would have been rightly declared unconstitutional.

However, apparently blackmail works, even when a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is involved. Hopefully, Alito is as sinless as Jesus Christ.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: relictele
Given that each justice’s vote is equal to the others’, why single out Alito?

Not quite sure, but you can bet the Dems have a strategy in place for why.

11 posted on 06/08/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: InterceptPoint
Can we say the same for Roberts?

Obama has "something" on Roberts. The public isn't aware of it...yet, but whatever it is, it will certainly influence Roberts' decisions.

12 posted on 06/08/2014 10:24:42 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here comes more blackmail.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 10:30:06 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is were we will see who makes the decisions of the SCOTUS...the judges or NSA files.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 11:27:27 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: CitizenUSA

Kennedy is the”Swinger”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 06/08/2014 11:48:19 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: InterceptPoint
Can we say the same for Roberts?

Why yes, yes we can. It wouldn't be accurate, but we can say it anyway, like we did when everyone except me and a few others here who knew he would not kill ACA.

16 posted on 06/08/2014 11:57:38 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The problem won’t be Alito, it will be KENNEDY.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 12:02:07 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And so it begins...the push to get Holder on the Supreme Court.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Any article which implies that anyone other than Kennedy or possibly Roberts is the "key" vote on any issue should be disregarded by any person with more than two brain cells to rub together.

Such an article will not convey any points of substance and is sure to be pure propaganda.

19 posted on 06/08/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: relictele

It really doesn’t matter, American Constitutional law has already gone to hell with the Obamacare mandate. The minor details of the President’s increasingly arbitrary power makes little difference in how Rome burns to the ground. Rome will burn, the federal employees in black robes have all but seen to that.

Even an honorable federal court system could not prevent tyranny with the mass of unmanageable power they have already rubber stamped into the hands of their equally lawless masters.

That a man must go to court to secure his rights from the now unaccountable number of threats Washington has been empowered to thrust upon him is enough to bankrupt all but the wealthiest and most secure among us. Thus the same effect in compelling submission to tyranny whether the Federal employees should side with their appointing masters or not.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 1:05:06 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: centurion316

I really like Alito and agree with him except for in the vast majority of criminal procedure cases dealing with the very important rights secured by the 4th and 5th Amendments.
Other than that it’s hard to find a gripe with him.
Same goes for Thomas.
But I guess I like Thomas more because he’s willing to say how the court got it right but could do a better job by discarding bad case law.
I like it that Thomas pays no regard to case law that was fundamentally flawed from the outset.
Stare decisis is no reason to shirk ones responsibility to uphold the Constitution.
That said, I get the feeling that Alito likes to play things close to the vest.
Everybody already knows what Thomas thinks.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 6:57:44 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump

Both are what we expect Justices to be: Thoughtful, respectful of the law and the Constitution, and bound by a sense of what is right. They are fauna of the court. Compare them with the flora who sway with the breezes having their roots firmly set in a pile of manure that represents the fuzzy social philosophies of their very mediocre mentors.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:18:16 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...

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23 posted on 06/11/2014 9:10:48 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: CitizenUSA

I thought that Alito had voted with Scalia most of the time.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 9:15:16 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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