There's no question about it. President Obama's warning to the Supreme Court about ObamaCare has accomplished one thing. He has assured that the Supreme Court will be front-and-center in the upcoming presidential campaign. It will be a campaign issue. A political issue.
The president's chastisement of the Justices is extraordinary. Going well beyond expressing his opinion about whether ObamaCare will survive the constitutional challenges, the president unleashed what can only be seen as a tactic to intimidate - to influence - the high court. The president argued that declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional would be "unprecedented" and labeled those who might vote against the health care law as "judicial activists."
The back-and-forth continued with the Attorney General responding to a request from a federal appeals court judge outlining the Obama Administration's position on the role of the judiciary.
I debated this issue on America's Newsroom on FOX News this morning. It's clear this issue isn't going away. And, the Obama Administration has only itself to blame for this ongoing debate.
I told you in my post yesterday that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told President Obama to "back off" on his assault against the high court. And Senator McConnell went a step further when he said: "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."
Everyone understands that the President sometimes violates the Constitution. Everyone also understands that sometimes Congress violates the Constitution. Is it not obvious, then, that the Supreme Court, likewise being composed of fallible human beings, sometimes violates the Constitution? Each...
A Supreme Court session, or “term,” opens each year around the first of July and closes around the end of the following June. That is why many major Supreme Court opinions are issued near the end of June. Expect fireworks in late June. The current Supreme Court term involves many important cases.
The controversial issue of affirmative action is once again before the U.S. Supreme Court, with oral arguments set this week in a case that has generated a lot of attention. The case involves a challenge by a student who was denied admission to the University of Texas, claiming the denial was based...
Today’s Supreme Court decision in FCC v. Fox leaves intact the public indecency laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ACLJ filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging it to do just that. The ACLJ’s brief in this challenge to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)