Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Obama "warning" the Supreme Court?

"US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the "unelected" Supreme Court not to take the "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" step of overturning his landmark health reform law."

Isn't that at the very least an attempt to interfere with the administration of justice?  Or coming close to  'justice tampering' - or something like that?  Doesn't it sound like intimidation when he reminds them that they are unelected?  Isn't it strange how a patron of 'activist judges' now complains and warns against the court not to adopt an activist approach?  What about 'separation of powers'?

I think Obama is over-reaching.

Watch out America.


  1. Love the sign "Somebody please put the Constitution on is teleprompter", lol! We don't worry about that old thing anymore hon!!

  2. I wonder if he feels the same way about Roe vs. Wade?

  3. Touche, Mercury.

  4. I think that Maria is right about no longer having to worry about the Constitution; that "old thing" was given a serious broadside by the misnomered Patriot Act.

    To be fair to Obama, though, the comments quoted were placed against what he rightly called a "well established precendent". Still, I think he should have kept quiet because he's been seen to interfere when he definitely shouldn't. It promises to be an interesting battle as November approaches, especially as I think some fundamentalist Christians will stay home rather than vote for a Mormon (yep, MR will win the nomination).

    Mercury, shamefully, even after 20 years of Republican presidencies (RR + 2 Bushes) the Court remains pro-choice. I long ago gave up believing that Republican presidential candidates will do anything to change this sad situation.

  5. Chris - but look at the judges that are on the court because of Reagan and Bush: Alito, Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, well, and the iffy Kennedy (Reagan).

    But Kagan and Sotomayor are Obama and Ginsberg and Breyer are Clinton.

    All it will take is one more originalist who clearly sees that Roe v. Wade cannot possibly be culled from the text of the Constitution.

    And there's this: IF Obama gets a second term and is able to put new judges on the court, we WILL be facing the forced legalization of gay marriage in ALL 50 states.


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