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President Obama attempts to Punk the Supreme Court, while Redefining Judicial Activism

This is said to have been a situation unprecedented in American politics.  A U.S. sitting President goes after the Supreme Court for a decision they have yet to make.

President Obama recently said, “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,”

“I just remind conservative commentators that for years we have heard 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 and I am pretty confident that this Court will recognize that and not take that step,”

“As I said, we are confident this will be over — this will be upheld. I am confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld. And again, that is not just my opinion. That is the opinion of a whole lot of constitutional law professors and academics and judges and lawyers who have examined this law, even if they’re not particularly sympathetic to this piece of legislation or my presidency.”

It is plain as day that the president did not misspeak, and he knows very well what he said was not true. Obamacare was not passed by a “strong majority,” in fact it was barley passed period.  In addition, the president should very well know that the courts have never had to strike down a law such as this because the federal government has never taken such a step as to force citizens to buy a product.  I suspect Obama thinks the law is constitutional, but that is much different than thinking the courts do not have the power to deem the law unconstitutional.

President Obama recently said, “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,”

The Department of Justice was required to submit a three-page letter to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals explaining why the Supreme Court has authority to rule acts of Congress unconstitutional. The argument between these two in the video above is interesting and worth watching. Jeff Toobin seems to be raging over what the Fifth Circuit had asked the J.D. to do.

In the video below, Jay Sekulow is on Fox News Discussing the Obama Administration’s response to the Fifth Circuit Court over President Obama’s comment. The Department of Justice submitted a three-page letter to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals explaining why the Supreme Court has authority to rule acts of Congress unconstitutional.The Obama administration seems to have remembered what the role of the Supreme Court is, and they now believe the court has the right. Did the president expect abnegation on the part of the Justices?

Megyn Kelly makes the argument that the left and the right define judicial activism differently.Her definition is spot on.While the right defines, judicial activism as when the court legislates form bench, or writes a law from the bench, the left seems to define it as when the courts strike down a law that was passed by a democratically elected Congress. I see nothing wrong with the way she describes the two sides views on what actually constitutes judicial activism.I am not going to get into constitutional interpretation, statutory construction, and separation of powers, but I think you get the picture here.

The lefts version of judicial activism fits neatly in their wish to see anything go when it comes to the expansion of the national governments size and scope. If liberals were correct in the interpretation of judicial activism, the Supreme Court by its very nature would be an activist court.

ACLJ’s Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow (who is in the above videos) is attempting to ramp up pressure to stop president Obama and his pro-abortion agenda.President Obama has forced taxpayer funding for abortion, an abortion surcharge on health insurance, increased funding to Planned Parenthood, and some other things.

President Obama recently lashed out at the Justices on the Supreme Court for I guess asking questions, considering that they have yet to release a decision on the lawsuits over Obamacare.The President at first questioned the Supreme Courts authority to declare a lawunconstitutional if it was passed by a democratically elected Congress. The first president that is a constitutional scholar should know exactly what the Supreme Court is supposed to do if it deems a law unconstitutional.

The ACLJ has filed a lawsuit that says every person of faith should be able to opt-out of the HHS’s abortion-pill mandate, and they are working against Obama’s abortion surcharge on health insurance. If you would like to donate to this cause, click this right here Take Action | Contribute.

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