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  • I'm getting a bad feeling about all of this.

    04/03/2012 1:44:05 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 107 replies
    If there's one thing that Obama is a master at it's lying. With that in mind I'm starting to feel really apprehensive about the SCOTUS vote on Obamacare. I hate to say it but what if he's won? What if he's managed to flip one of the judges (or didn't even have to)? What if he's been informed by Kagan or Sotomayor that it's in the bag? What if all these little statements to the press are just him loading the bases for a grand slam in June? So he can look Large and In Charge to all his minions?...
  • Obama’s ‘gotcha’ moment reveals his ignorance of the law

    04/03/2012 1:10:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    In his comments in the Rose Garden on Monday about the fate of his signature health care legislation, the president attempted at one point to hoist Republicans by their own petard. He said: "I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint—that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example…." He is right that conservatives have repeatedly lambasted liberal judges for their judicial activism. He is dead wrong, however, when...
  • Judge Napolitano Slams Obama’s SCOTUS Criticism: ‘No Pres. Has Questioned This Since Andrew Jackson!

    04/03/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/3/12 | Mediaite
    Video at link
  • Barack Obama already knows Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare

    04/03/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/3/2012 | Doug Book
    If the Supreme Court has followed long standing tradition, the preliminary decision as to the Constitutionality of the ObamaCare individual mandate and perhaps the fate of the law itself was known to the Justices on Friday of last week. After oral arguments it is common practice for the Justices to meet Friday morning in a conference room where each Justice votes on the case, beginning with the Chief Justice and proceeding according to seniority. Shortly thereafter Justices will be assigned the writing of majority and minority opinions and comment on various case issues. Decisions can change over the months until...
  • Obama’s unprecedented definition of ‘unprecedented’

    04/03/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 2, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    “I am confident 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.” That was President Obama earlier today, talking about the legal challenge to Obamacare the court heard last week — and demonstrating once again he doesn’t have a very firm grasp on the meaning of “unprecedented.” After all, the Supreme Court has been overturning laws — which necessarily have been passed by a majority of a democratically elected Congress — since 1803’s Marbury v. Madison decision. By this count...
  • Obama Accused of Trying to 'Intimidate' Supreme Court by Texas Congressman

    04/03/2012 9:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | 04/03/2012
    WASHINGTON -- Texas Republican congressman Lamar Smith on Monday suggested that President Barack Obama's remarks about health care at a Rose Garden press conference came close to intimidation of the Supreme Court. "I am very disappointed by our President," Smith told FOX News Radio. "That comes very close to trying to intimidate the Supreme Court of the United States and I'm not sure that's appropriate," he added. Earlier in the day at a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama was asked about the consequences of the court ruling that his health care...
  • Obama’s unsettling attack on the Supreme Court

    04/03/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/03/2012 | Ruth Marcus
    There was something rather unsettling in President Obama’s preemptive strike on the Supreme Court at Monday’s news conference. “I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” Obama said. “Well, here’s a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that, and not take that step.” To be clear, I believe the individual mandate is both good policy and sound law, well within...
  • Reactions of Liberals to the Obamacare Oral Arguments

    04/03/2012 7:48:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edward White
    Heading into the oral arguments in the ObamaCare case last week, it seemed that Liberals thought the case was in the bag. Their attitude was, as Nancy Pelosi once stated, when brushing off a question about whether the individual mandate is constitutional, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Things apparently did not turn out as Liberals had expected at the oral arguments. Almost immediately after the oral arguments had concluded, Liberals began expressing their shock that the Supreme Court might actually invalidate all or part of ObamaCare. It was as if the thought had never crossed their minds. The initial...
  • ObamaCare Gives Federal Government Too Much Power

    04/03/2012 8:18:13 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies
    The University Daily Kansan ^ | 4/3/12 | Billy McCroy
    Starting on March 26th, the Supreme Court listened to three days of arguments concerning the constitutionality of the healthcare act that has come to be known as “Obamacare.” Their ruling, which won’t come until the end of June, will shape the future of American healthcare. While the healthcare issue has been off the front pages since it was signed in March of 2010, the constituently of one of its more controversial requirements has been in and out of the federal court system. The ruling addresses an issue at the heart of how our nation is governed. The Constitution gives a...
  • Dems wage pressure campaign on Supreme Court over health ruling

    04/03/2012 2:14:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/02/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Dems wage pressure campaign on Supreme Court over health rulingBy Alexander Bolton - 04/02/12 06:02 PM ET Democrats have waged a not-so-subtle pressure campaign on the Supreme Court in recent days by warning a ruling against the healthcare reform law would smash precedent and threaten popular social programs. President Obama was the latest to weigh in when he declared Monday that a wide array of legal experts would be astonished if the court struck down part or all of his signature domestic initiative. “I’m confident the Supreme Court will uphold the law,” Obama said Monday during a Rose Garden press...
  • Crestfallen Liberals Failed to Take Constitution Seriously

    04/03/2012 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | April 3, 2012 | Charlotte Hays
    Conservatives should not be lulled into a false sense of security by the questions asked during the Supreme Court’s oral arguments over the Affordable Care Act. But we can savor the shock and horror spreading through the ranks of the bill’s supporters, can’t we? Let’s start of the immortal words of the famously filter-less former Speaker Nancy Pelosi when asked if the Congress had the constitutional authority to change our government and the way we live our lives in one fell swoop known as the individual mandate. She replied with a taunting "Are you serious? Are you serious?" But...
  • Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare

    04/03/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/3/2012 | Mike Brownfield
    The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an “unelected group of people” who will have turned to “judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint” if they strike down Obamacare. The President’s remarks imply that the Court, were it to rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, would be acting recklessly in undertaking judicial review of Congress’ unprecedented use of the Commerce Clause to force Americans...
  • An Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama, Constitutional Scholar [Excellent]

    04/03/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    America's Right ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jeff Schreiber
    Dear Mr. President, Supposedly, you are some sort of constitutional scholar. At the very least, you can read, you can write, and despite being merely some sort of guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, you once famously referred to yourself as a “Constitutional Law professor.”Ringing a bell so far, Mr. President? Great.While my Juris Doctor is from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and while Rutgers-Camden is hardly Harvard Law School, within the first three days of Constitutional Law class those who did not already know of and understand perhaps the single most important...
  • The President Runs Against the Supremes

    04/03/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Barack Obama. He got a question this afternoon. After last week's arguments at the Supreme Court, many experts believe there could be a majority five-member vote to strike down the individual mandate. If that were to happen, if it were to be ruled unconstitutional, what would you do? Would you still guarantee health care to the uninsured and those Americans who would become insured as a result of the law? OBAMA: Ultimately 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...
  • Did the Supreme Court’s initial ObamaCare vote leak to Obama?

    04/03/2012 6:38:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2012 | AllahPundit
    Unless he's trying to goose a slow news day with speculation, I have no idea why Drudge is pushing the "leak" angle. There's nothing about it in the Reuters story he links to and, as far as I saw, nothing in O's comments today in the Rose Garden to suggest he had inside info. If he had seized on some obscure part of last week's arguments, like the Anti-Injunction Act, then that might have been a clue that something the media had overlooked was weighing heavily inside the Court's own deliberations and that O had gotten wind of it. But...
  • Obama takes a shot at Supreme Court over healthcare (Obama's trying to intimidate the SCOTUS)

    04/02/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 100 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/2/2012 | Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama took an opening shot at conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, warning that a rejection of his sweeping healthcare law would be an act of "judicial activism" that Republicans say they abhor. Obama, a Democrat, had not commented publicly on the Supreme Court's deliberations since it heard arguments for and against the healthcare law last week. Known as the "Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare," the measure to expand health insurance for millions of Americans is considered Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. A rejection by the court would be a big blow to Obama going...
  • Nice Court You Have There, It Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To It

    04/03/2012 3:39:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 75 replies ^ | 3/29/2012 | Richard Fernandez
    The Talking Points Memo headline reads: “Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut, pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court would damage itself if it did something so ridiculous as find Obamacare unconstitutional: "The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance, and stretches so dramatically and drastically...
  • Ex Parte Obama

    04/03/2012 2:27:22 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 17 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 4/2/12 | New York Sun
    It’s been a long time since we’ve heard a presidential demarche as outrageous as President Obama’s warning to the Supreme Court not to overturn Obamacare. The president made the remarks at a press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. It was an attack on the court’s standing and even its integrity in a backhanded way that is typically Obamanian. For starters the president expressed confidence that the Court would “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.” Reuters’ account noted that...
  • Lobbying justices, Obama makes his health law case

    04/02/2012 5:16:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | April 2, 2012 | By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday issued a rare, direct challenge to the Supreme Court to uphold his historic health care overhaul, weighing in with a vigorous political appeal for judicial restraint. He warned that overturning the law would hurt millions of Americans and amount to overreach by the "unelected" court. Obama predicted that a majority of justices would uphold the law when the ruling is announced in June. But the president, himself a former law professor, seemed intent on swaying uncertain views in the meantime. "Ultimately, I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would...
  • Obama issues stern language on Supreme Court health care decision (Sit down Napoleon!)

    04/02/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/02/2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Obama on Monday issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his health care law, expressing confidence "Obamacare" will not be overturned by the nation's highest court. "I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included ‪Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism."