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  • Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

    04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 204 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012
    <p>White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.</p> <p>Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?</p>
  • NBC Accuses Federal Judge of Bringing Politics Into Courtroom By Questioning Obama

    04/05/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams accused a federal judge of bringing politics into the judicial process simply by ordering the Justice Department to explain controversial comments President Obama made against the Supreme Court: "Politics are ideally supposed to stay out of the nation's courtrooms, but that's not what happened this week in a federal courtroom in Texas." In report that followed, correspondent Pete Williams proclaimed: "The political controversy spilled into a Texas federal court, where the rules are designed to filter out politics, interrupting arguments about a challenge to part of the Obama health care law." Williams...
  • Obama setting up Supreme Court as a campaign issue

    04/05/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/5/12 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is laying groundwork to make the majority-conservative Supreme Court a campaign issue this fall, taking a political page from Republicans who have long railed against liberal judges who don't vote their way. The emerging Democratic strategy to paint the court as extreme was little noted in this week's hubbub over Obama's assertion that overturning his health care law would be "unprecedented." His statement Monday wasn't completely accurate, and the White House backtracked. But Obama was making a political case, not a legal one, and he appears ready to keep making it if the high...
  • Former Obama Law Student Speaks Out...

    04/05/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies ^ | Thom Lambert
    My Professor, My Judge, and the Doctrine of Judicial Review By Thom Lambert Imagine if you picked up your morning paper to read that one of your astronomy professors had publicly questioned whether the earth, in fact, revolves around the sun. Or suppose that one of your economics professors was quoted as saying that consumers would purchase more gasoline if the price would simply rise. Or maybe your high school math teacher was publicly insisting that 2 + 2 = 5. You’d be a little embarrassed, right? You’d worry that your colleagues and friends might begin to question your astronomical,...
  • Jim DeMint Calls Obama A 'Bully' (for trying to intimidate Supreme Court)

    04/05/2012 11:11:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    I4U Trending News ^ | April 5, 2012
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) called President Obama a "bully" Wednesday at an event in South Carolina for his targeted remarks about the Supreme Court.
  • McConnell to Obama: Back off SCOTUS

    04/05/2012 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | | 4/5/12 11:59 AM EDT | MIKE ZAPLER
    The Republican backlash against President Barack Obama’s health care-SCOTUS remarks shows no sign of subsiding.In a noon speech today to the Rotary Club of Lexington, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued the GOP counteroffensive, telling the president to “back off” the Supreme Court.“The President crossed a dangerous line this week. And anyone who cares about liberty needs to call him out on it. The independence of the Court must be defended,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said, according to the prepared text of his speech released by his office. "So respectfully, I would suggest the President back off. Let the Court do its...
  • ObamaCare a federal scheme of POWER, not health

    04/05/2012 10:02:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/2012 | Doug Book
    A week ago, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy observed that implementation of the Affordable Care Act stood to “…change the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way.” (1) But though Kennedy was probably unaware of it at the time, that “change” is precisely what the authors of ObamaCare have hoped to impose on the American public for decades. For healthcare itself was never the real purpose of the massive, complex and overreaching law, as the following information should make clear. Charged with defending the Constitutionality of the Act before the Court, Solicitor General Donald...
  • Holder assures judge of administration's respect

    04/05/2012 10:22:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a letter written at the request of a federal appellate judge, Attorney General Eric Holder is providing assurances that the Obama administration respects the decisions that courts make. The attorney general wrote the letter after appeals court judge Jerry Smith in Texas asked Holder to reassure him that the Justice Department recognizes judicial authority.
  • CBS reporter to Carney: President ‘made a mistake and you can’t admit it’

    04/05/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/5/12 | staff
    CBS News reporter Bill Plante challenged White House press secretary Jay Carney on President Obama’s statement Monday that for the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act would be an “extraordinary, unprecedented step,” during a Thursday press briefing. BILL PLANTE: What he said on Monday was an obvious misspoken moment because he talked about the court not being in a position to overturn an of Congress— JAY CARNEY: Bill— PLANTE: You’re standing up there twisting yourself in knots, because he made a mistake and you can’t admit it. CARNEY: No, no, Bill, I am acknowledging that—you’re sharing in the...
  • Obama administration heeds judges' health care order-with link to Holder letter

    04/05/2012 10:19:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2012 | By Bill Mears
    <p>Administration lawyers met their deadline and filed a three-page, single-spaced letter -- following the specific instructions of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is hearing a challenge to the health care law. The letter affirmed the government's stance that federal courts indeed have the authority to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act -- and any other law Congress passes.</p>
  • Questions the worthless MSM(Media) should be asking Obama on Judicial Activism and Restraint

    04/05/2012 10:06:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 29 replies
    4/5/2012 | sickoflibs
    Obama recent statements on the US Supreme Court Judicial Review: Obama: “ 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,” Obama said. “Well, this is a good example. And I'm pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.” ...... and....... Obama: “’I am confident,” announced the president of the United States, “that the Supreme Court will not take what would...
  • Carney: Obama remark about Supreme Court was misunderstood

    04/04/2012 2:30:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies
    Carney: Obama remark about Supreme Court was misunderstood By Jonathan Easley - 04/04/12 04:25 PM ET In an occasionally testy exchange with reporters, White House press secretary Jay Carney defended President Obama’s remark that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn the administration’s healthcare law, saying the comment had been misunderstood. Speaking at a Rose Garden news conference on Monday, Obama weighed in on the matter for the first time since last week’s high court hearings that left many Democrats fearful that the five conservative judges would band together to strike down his signature domestic achievement. “Ultimately,...
  • ObamaCare: Severability SCOTUScast

    04/05/2012 7:25:24 AM PDT · by american_steve · 1 replies
    Federalist Society ^ | March 30, 2012 | Federalist Society
    On March 28, 2012, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fla. v. Dept. of Health and Human Services and Nat'l Fed. of Ind. Business v. Sebelius, two of the three cases before the Court involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, sometimes referred to as Obamacare or the Healthcare Act. Both cases raise the question whether, if the individual mandate requiring Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty is deemed unconstitutional, the remainder of the Healthcare Act still survives. This is commonly referred to as a question of severability. Both cases further raise the...
  • Court's Obama order a 'hissy fit'

    04/05/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2012 | by Jeffrey Tobin. CNN Senior Legal Analyst
    (CNN) The Fifth Circuit's homework assignment to the Department of Justice is a disgrace -- an embarrassment to the federal judiciary. Still, it's a useful window on the contemporary merger of law and politics. This is not judging. This is a judicial hissy fit. The Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the health care law, and the president will, as he must, abide by that judgment whether he agrees with it or not. In the meantime, however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other...
  • Judge Napolitano: I Think the President Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism (Video)

    04/05/2012 3:53:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies ^ | 4/4/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Don’t hold back, Judge. FOX News contributor Judge Napolitano told Neil Cavuto today, “I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism. A few months ago he was saying the Congress doesn’t count. The Congress doesn’t mean anything. I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation. Now he’s basically saying the Supreme Court doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter what they think. They can’t review our legislation. That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing.”
  • White House in damage control over Obama Supreme Court remarks (No Comments Allowed!)

    04/04/2012 11:55:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 4, 2012 | By Alister Bull (<-- No joke!)
    The White House was forced on the defensive on Wednesday as it sought to explain controversial remarks President Barack Obama made earlier in the week about the Supreme Court's review of his signature healthcare reform law. "What he did was make an unremarkable observation about 80 years of Supreme Court history," Carney told reporters during a White House briefing dominated by the topic.
  • Former Law Professor Says Obama Misspoke on Supreme Court

    04/04/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 72 replies
    fox news pheonix ^ | 4/4/2012 | NewsCore
    Constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor and former mentor to President Barack Obama, said the president "obviously misspoke" earlier this week when he made comments about the Supreme Court possibly overturning the health care law. Tribe, who calls the president one of his best students, said in an interview, "He didn't say what he meant ... and having said that, in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it." Tribe said he saw no reason for the president to express his views on the matter, because everyone already knows he wants the case upheld....
  • Law professor: Impeach Supremes if they overturn Obamacare

    04/04/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Like conservatives, law professor David R. Dow thinks it’s disappointing that the Supreme Court vote on the constitutionality of the Obamacare individual mandate will likely fall along partisan lines — but his disappointment stems from his utter conviction that the individual mandate is constitutional. He’s so convinced of it that he thinks any Supreme Court justice who votes to overturn Obamacare should be impeached. He cites Thomas Jefferson’s call to impeach Justice Samuel Chase as an historical reminder that impeachment is and should be an option for justices who undermine constitutional values. I agree with him that impeachment of justices...
  • What Obama Will Say if Obamacare Loses

    04/04/2012 2:53:32 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 22 replies ^ | 4/4/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Frank in Salt Lake City. You're up first. Great to have you on the program. Hi. CALLER: Hello, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Very well, sir. Thank you. CALLER: Good. I've been listening to you since the mid-eighties when I used to take my kids fishing on the Sacramento River. RUSH: Wow. Yeah, you are a lifer. CALLER: Well, listen, here's my comment. I believe that what Obama has done here is light the fuse to question the Constitution. He's done it through the mechanism of going after the Supreme Court and questioning the Supreme Court's authority...
  • The brightest guys in the room

    04/04/2012 2:47:44 PM PDT · by agee · 17 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/04/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    My father, a high school teacher, used to joke “Those that can – do, those that can’t – teach, those that can’t teach – teach teachers”. I never expected that axiom to be true of the President of the United States, until yesterday. Obama’s answer to a reporter’s question clearly demonstrated that you didn’t want professor Obama for constitutional law. Not if you want to pass that bar that is. Methinks President Obama’s previous life as a community organizer fits the teaching teachers part of the axiom pretty well. If you missed it, President Obama was asked to clarify...