Lincoln definitely ignored a US Supreme Court decision against him, in which they said his actions were UNCONSTITUTIONAL. And he was a Republican, I believe ... :-) ...
Unfortunately a constitution is only as good as the people who swear to uphold it, it is extremely rare for someone who takes that oath to live by it. They rarely are as openly defiant as President Jackson, they simply pretend to think, or in some cases maybe they actually do think that it means something entirely different from what it plainly says. In many cases those who are the most blatant in disregarding the original intent are those who serve on the courts, including all too often the supreme court. Then we have the problem of all too many voters who seem to believe that “shall not be infringed” actually means SHALL be infringed in any way that sounds good to me. Many voters also actually seem to believe in the fairy tale of the “right to privacy” which guarantees a woman “the right to choose” even though they are too squeamish to admit what she is choosing but the same people can’t find a right to any other kind of privacy even in the fourth amendment which is almost totally disregarded in many cases now.
In short “we the people” are not living up to the constitution. We have listened to those who sing the praises of “Democracy” when they should be condemning the evils of real democracy and praising a constitutional republic. The end result is that we now have a de facto democracy even though we may still have supposedly a de jure republic and we are learning anew that an actual democracy is a very BAD form of government.
I fully expect someone to come back and argue that republic and democracy are the same form of government and I am just “arguing semantics”, no problem, I know better and many others do as well. The link below is offered to those actually care about reality.