Skip to comments.Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law
Posted on 04/02/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by OldNavyVetEdited on 04/02/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
**I think Obama, in his post-summit (Mexico, US, Canada) TV appearance, just told the US Supreme Court how to vote on the Obamacare issue.**
Read more at: Fox News
President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.
The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by Congress.
"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said.
The Supreme Court spent three days hearing arguments last week in four separate challenges to the health care law, which stands as the president's signature domestic policy accomplishment. A central challenge was over the individual mandate -- the requirement that Americans buy health insurance. Critics say the mandate is unconstitutional, and that the federal government cannot force people into the insurance marketplace.
Hey OMV- ow about some details?
Some of us are stuck in a cubicle and didnt see it
Bet Obama’s got a pile of Executive Orders ready to go....
Obama and the whole left side has been threatening and bullying the Justices since last week.
If I were on that court, I would purposely vote against them just to piss them off.
He can say whatever he wants, and they can ignore him.
Ooops, I just posted a thread on this Conference.. Did you hear his MAJOR MAJOR GAFFE???
Little late now, since they voted last Friday. But maybe Kagan gave the heads up on the count. Maybe he is trying to have some change their minds.
Thanks! That was informative.
I really hope that certain justices are taking their personal security very seriously.
What did he say?
At first glance I thought I saw ‘Obama has a pile of excrement orders ready to go’.
There is no reason why a President, like any other citizen, can’t publicly call for the Supreme Court to decide a certain way.
Of course, his exhortation has no more Constitutional weight than mine would.
[ He can say whatever he wants, and they can ignore him. ]
The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column so a little treason in form of staying silent is par for course....
I could quite easily believe that those two lefties Obama put on the court would tell Obama the outcome of the first vote.
I keep in mind that that judge that was going to make a ruling against the administration was shot to death standing beside Gabby Giffords.
Nothing would stop these jackals from what they want.
It will, however, be there soon.
A replay happens to be on the FoxNews channel right NOW.
Probably so but I don’t understand how this made the Freerepublic headlines with no references cited, no links, nothing.
How and what what was said?
The vote was taken last Friday. I know the vote can be changed before the USSC issues its official ruling in June, as I’ve read in the news.
God forbid, but happens if a justice passes away before then ruling is officially issued? Will/can the vote be changed by the remaining members?
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“If I were on that court, I would purposely vote against them just to piss them off.”
I bet if Judge Alito saw Obama on TV he would shake his head no and say FUBO! I love that guy!