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Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Obama for 12th and 13th time Since 2012
National Review ^ | 6/26/14 | John Fund

Posted on 06/26/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT by rhema

Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported. First, the Court rejected the administration’s power grab on recess appointments by making clear it could not decide when the Senate was in recess. Then it unanimously tossed out a law establishing abortion-clinic “buffer zones” against pro-life protests that the administration supported (though the case was argued by Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley).

The tenure of both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder has been marked by a dangerous push to legitimize a vast expansion of the power of the federal government that endangers the liberty and freedom of Americans. They have taken such extreme position on key issues that the Court has uncharacteristically slapped them down time and time again. Historically, the Justice Department has won about 70 percent of its cases before the high court. But in each of the last three terms, the Court has ruled against the administration a majority of the time.

So even the liberal justices on the Court, including the two justices appointed by President Barack Obama — Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — have disagreed with the DOJ’s positions. As George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin told the Washington Times last year, “When the administration loses significant cases in unanimous decisions and cannot even hold the votes of its own appointees . . . it is an indication that they adopted such an extreme position on the scope of federal power that even generally sympathetic judges could not even support it.”

Those decisions are very revealing about the views of President Obama and Eric Holder: Their vision is one of unchecked federal power on immigration and environmental issues, on presidential prerogatives, and the taking of private property by the government; hostility to First Amendment freedoms that don’t meet the politically correct norms; and disregard of Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless government intrusion. These are positions that should alarm all Americans regardless of their political views, political-party affiliations, or background.

While yesterday’s Supreme Court decision unanimously rejecting the administration’s argument that a search warrant wasn’t required for the government to look at cell-phone records and data got a lot of attention, it’s not the first time the Obama administration has taken an anti–civil liberties stance. In last year’s case of U.S. v. Jones, the Justice Department essentially tried to convince the Supreme Court that the Fourth Amendment’s protections against search and seizure should not prevent the government from tracking any American at any time without any reason.

Justice argued that the police should be able to attach a GPS device to your car without a search warrant or even any reason to believe you committed a crime. Fortunately for those who fear the ever-growing power of the federal government, particularly its abuse of new technology, all nine justices agreed that the Fourth Amendment prevents the government from attaching a GPS to your car without getting a warrant.

Even Justice Sotomayor, President Obama’s own nominee to the Court, agreed that the government had invaded “privacy interests long afforded, and undoubtedly entitled to, Fourth Amendment protection.” But Eric Holder wanted to ignore the Bill of Rights and believed that his agents should be able to track all of your movements in public by attaching a GPS device to your car without permission from a judge. This is a frightening view of government power enhanced by new surveillance technology that would have directly threatened our liberty. When will liberals wake up to the fact that this administration takes positions on executive power that would make Richard Nixon and John Mitchell, his attorney general, blush?


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; bho44; bhoscotus; coakley; firstamendment; g42; holder; johnfund; justicedepartment; lawsuit; obama; prolife; ruling; scotus
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1 posted on 06/26/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

He doesn’t care; he’s still got a pen and a phone! He’ll do as he pleases.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 10:17:28 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: rhema

He’s the most unconstitutional POTUS in history. Don’t even try to compare him to any other President. They might differ in ideas, but only Obama wants to break American into pieces and grind the pieces down.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 10:17:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

You mean POS-POTUS


4 posted on 06/26/2014 10:18:18 AM PDT by Paul46360 (..)
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To: rhema

But...
But...

The TV told me he was a Constitutional Law Professor!!
How is this possible???


5 posted on 06/26/2014 10:18:44 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: rhema
Will his nickname in future history books be be Edie Amin Obama?
6 posted on 06/26/2014 10:19:09 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
He's like MiB..he is ABOVEthe law.
7 posted on 06/26/2014 10:19:21 AM PDT by Paul46360 (..)
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To: Paul46360
POSUS ... yeah

How does this stack against any other president ?

8 posted on 06/26/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: tcrlaf

But...
But...

The TV told me he was the greatest president ever!!
The TV told me look at all he has accomplished!
The TV told me the patriots, soldiers, Conservatives, Christians, ans the TEA Party are the enemies of the United States and Socialist/Communists are the heroes.

How is this possible???


9 posted on 06/26/2014 10:21:32 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Paul46360

POSOTUS


10 posted on 06/26/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
The supers are lawyers, right ?

THEY can file charges against the POSUS.

11 posted on 06/26/2014 10:22:02 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: Paul46360

No I don’t. I’m not going to degrade myself or the office that way.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 10:22:26 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tcrlaf

“The TV told me he was a Constitutional Law Professor!!”

Funny how the Media gets confused between the title of Guest Lecturer and Professor. it happens to me all the time.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 10:22:35 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: rhema

NYT readers seem to begrudgingly agree with the decision on recess appointments, but they are going NUTS over the baby-killer anti-free speech zone decision. They now think its legal to shoot pro-choicers! lol, if only.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 10:22:44 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: rhema
BBBut he's a constitutional law professor.

The Holiday Inn Express kind.

15 posted on 06/26/2014 10:23:08 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Viennacon
Hey, anyone notice the Obama dry spell on ice cream? For six years we had to see him and his family shoving ice cream in their faces. Someone thought it was a good photo prop.

I haven't even seen a smidgen of ice cream this year?

16 posted on 06/26/2014 10:26:53 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: rhema

And some of the members of SCOTUS were appointed by the Current Occupant himself.

Now, if you can’t appoint a rubber stamp to come down on your side of the argument every single time, what is the justification of carefully preselecting the candidate in the first place?


17 posted on 06/26/2014 10:27:00 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: rhema

The Kenyan anti-Christ is a traitor. It should be tried by a duly-constituted federal court for treason, convicted, its appeal heard and denied, and then hanged by the neck until dead.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: rhema

“Justice argued that the police should be able to attach a GPS device to your car without a search warrant or even any reason to believe you committed a crime. Fortunately for those who fear the ever-growing power of the federal government, particularly its abuse of new technology, all nine justices agreed that the Fourth Amendment prevents the government from attaching a GPS to your car without getting a warrant. “

But the Gov’t can require ‘black boxes’ in all vehicles that record everything from location, direction and speed to whatever else they think they need.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 10:41:05 AM PDT by Plain Old American (Remember who said what; Remind those who don't Remember; Vote and take a friend to the polls)
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To: rhema; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

20 posted on 06/26/2014 10:41:12 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: sitetest

It’s what I hope and pray for...I’m all for fashioning him with a hemp necktie and watching him swing. Justice well served.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 10:42:28 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
He doesn’t care; he’s still got a pen and a phone! He’ll do as he pleases.

Because he knows his butt boy Boehner and idiot sidekick McConnell won't do anything but file a lawsuit (after 5+ years!) that won't go anywhere!

IMPEACH and REMOVE! Then INCARCERATE!

22 posted on 06/26/2014 10:44:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: PATRIOT1876

They were indoctrinating you.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 10:45:34 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: rhema

USSC (United Socialists Supreme Court) arguing with POSOTUS? John & Barry should kiss and make up.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 10:46:33 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Zer0 an Holder are getting more dangerous as time goes on


25 posted on 06/26/2014 10:47:18 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: rhema

The court, when it disagrees with Barry, is of course, wrong.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 10:48:04 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: rhema

And not an actual crap is actually given by the GOPe running the house....


27 posted on 06/26/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: tcrlaf

More like politically appointed adjunct lecturer on Alinskyism and community organizing.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 10:50:21 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: rhema
Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions?

Did you know that nobama truly doesn't give a sheit about the SCOTUS? He could care less.

He made the illegal appointments. His illegally appointed minions did their job as expected. The country suffered as a result. Mission accomplished.

29 posted on 06/26/2014 10:51:14 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: 1010RD

unconstitutional POTUS

In more ways than one.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 10:58:41 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: 1010RD

“He’s the most unconstitutional POTUS in history.”

There are degrees? I thought it was a binary thing.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 11:04:19 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

this doesn’t mean a thing. is anyone going to fire the croneies he appointed or get the money back they were paid????


32 posted on 06/26/2014 11:11:46 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Boogieman

Great reply and you’re spot on.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 11:11:53 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rhema

This is getting interesting.

When a narcissist keeps getting stopped or hindered, they will react. Keep hindering them, and they get more and more irrational.

Let’s see what Obama does now. I don’t expect him to follow these rulings.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 11:12:47 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Yet, they give a pass to obamacare which is totally unconstitutional not to mention the most invasive and destructive document put into law.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: tcrlaf

You realize, of course, there was only one reason he was studying the Constitution?

Same reason W.C. Fields read the Bible. “Looking for loopholes, my boy. Looking for loopholes.”


36 posted on 06/26/2014 11:31:32 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: redgolum

It’s gotta be, borrowing from Shakespeare, the “most unkindest cut of all” to get spanked by his own appointees, Kagan and Sotomayor.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 11:38:52 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

The Law of the Land does not apply to any POTUS with dark skin or female genitalia. Such is life.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: rhema

What difference, at this point, does it make?

39 posted on 06/26/2014 11:45:33 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: rhema

Not to worry, OdumBO has a pen and a phone. Nothing like an old piece of paper will get in zerO’s way.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 11:58:01 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: rhema
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41 posted on 06/26/2014 12:09:25 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Boogieman
To repeat the phrase "unconstitutional POTUS" does become redundant, slightly tiresome, and many a Low Information Voter will think it might refer to right wingers acting like a broken record.

Rather than degrees, perhaps we should analogize to the number of dents the unconstitutional action meter makes by slamming the maximum peg.

HF

42 posted on 06/26/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT by holden
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To: rhema

So basically, the number of cases the Obama Administration has lost before the Supreme Court is greater than the number of times George W. Bush played golf during his eight years in office.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: 1010RD
He’s the most unconstitutional POTUS in history. Don’t even try to compare him to any other President. They might differ in ideas, but only Obama wants to break American into pieces and grind the pieces down.

You are so right. He's in a class all his own!

44 posted on 06/26/2014 12:20:20 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Old Sarge

Gosh I hate that woman and her phony indignation/anger.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 12:21:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: rhema
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46 posted on 06/26/2014 12:24:10 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: rhema

Check$ and Balance$ keep rolling for BIG PRESIDENCY, BIG GOVERNMENT. Another kabuki theater, kangaroo court decision. We’re all pawns on their chessboard. Meaningless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0&feature=kp

Feed your head.

DEPOPULATE socialists, DISMANTLE their constructs.

Witness history.

When in the Course of human events,…

A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 12:48:20 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Since Obamao’s Labor Board appointees were ruled unconstitutional does that mean any regulatory actions or other Federal policies taken by his (unlawful) appointees are now nullified?

Just wonderin’.


48 posted on 06/26/2014 1:11:51 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: 4Liberty

They better be and every company with an involvement better be cranking up the lawdogs. Or they deserve more abuse.


49 posted on 06/26/2014 1:15:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 4Liberty

Obama later withdrew the nominations of the two whom he illegally appointed. He appointed two replacements, who, along with the three previously appointed and awaiting confirmation, were confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2013.

Any decisions made by the board when the two served illegally are null and void. I believe there were some 800 decisions during that time.

Those on the board at this time are there legally and their decisions stand, unless later found specifically unconstitutional.


50 posted on 06/26/2014 1:15:55 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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