Obama originally said Monday it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn the federal health care overhaul, following its three-day review of the law last week. …
The comments, though, caught the attention of a three-judge panel on the 5th Circuit, as Judge Jerry Smith paused during a hearing Tuesday to chide the administration for what he said was being perceived as a “challenge” to judicial authority.
“That has troubled a number of people who have read it as somehow a challenge to the federal courts or to their authority,” Smith said. “And that’s not a small matter.”
So the judge ordered the Department of Justice to send the court a letter explaining the Obama administration’s understanding of the authority and function of federal courts.
Holder provided the single-spaced, three-page letter by the deadline. In it, he backed up the president’s remarks. While saying the court has the right to review laws, he cited prior opinions that acts of Congress are “presumptively constitutional” and said the executive branch has “often urged courts to respect the legislative judgments of Congress.”
Balderdash! If all acts of Congress are “presumptively constitutional” there’s absolutely no need for federal courts but in fact federal courts have been overturning laws enacted by congress for more than 200 years.
This is just another example of Obama’s inability to speak to the public without lying.
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