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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    I would submit that the point is that a sitting President is commenting on a decision while the decision is pending, in a "they better not" way.

    This is not as conservative politicians decrying past decisions, such as Roe v Wade, or liberals with Citizen's United, that they disagree with. This is about the sitting POTUS playing politics, lying, and basically besmirching, what is supposed to be a co-equal part of our checks and balances, while a decision is pending.

    Its BS from the dictator wannabee.
    So I'll put you on the list of people who expect a president to publicly say "Yeah, this major policy item of mine will probably be ruled unconstitutional."

    Seriously, people. It's politics. In a major court case, everyone will publicly say that they expect to win. Even in a high-profile murder case with a hundred witnesses, the dude's lawyer is going to say on camera "My client is innocent, the jury will do the right thing, yadda yadda." But nobody accuses them of trying to influence the jury. Now, when a president of the opposing party says the same thing, on the other hand...
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I would be nice if our all powerful SCOTUS were truly non-partisan. Unfortunately, this is not at all the case. 4 right-winger, 4 left-wingers and only one, slightly right judge making all the decisions. I must say that this court truly should have been Meritocracy based. We're lucky that it's even closed to balanced.
    It would be nice if ALL the courts were unbiased. There is little wonder why every wingnut with a cause goes to the federal 9th court.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That's not arrogance, that's politics. What do you freaking expect, the president of the United States to say about one of his landmark issues: "Yeah, probably going to get overturned as unconstitutional. Whoopsie!"

    And he's right about cries of "judicial activism." Judicial activism translates roughly as "judge decided in a manner I disagree with."
    No, I could have expected a true statesman to say:

    The Executive Branch and a majority of Congress believe this law is Constitutional...believe we are acting in the best interests of the people of the United States of America, and are confident that SCOTUS will agree.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by patrickbwayne View Post
    Why is it the GOP is willing to accept the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Health Care law should it decide to do it as a "just ruling", but continue for decades to force the Court to back away from their abortion "just ruling"? I guess it just depends on which side of the political fence you happen to be sitting on eh?
    Or it could be that humans sit on the supreme court and sometimes they get it right and other times they don't. Let's not forget they also upheld slavery.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by patrickbwayne View Post
    Why is it the GOP is willing to accept the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Health Care law should it decide to do it as a "just ruling", but continue for decades to force the Court to back away from their abortion "just ruling"? I guess it just depends on which side of the political fence you happen to be sitting on eh?
    How have Repubs "force" the Supremes to change Roe v Wade? It's still considered constitutional, yes? Hasn't even been close to change that ruling.

    Those that believe life begins a conception have voiced their opinion, and thus far, folks still have freedom of speech.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    It's because the Supreme Court is unelected that I trust in their judgment.

    But, you know, Obama has a history of ignoring courts...I wonder if he'll ignore the Supremes if they don't rule his way.
    History of ignoring the courts. lol

    You keep saying that as if it were true. I'd love for you to show this rather than propagate it without sources.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    So basically, President Obama is going to lead and pass his agenda...by declaring war on the supreme court....

    Historically, that's never worked.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    So basically, President Obama is going to lead and pass his agenda...by declaring war on the supreme court....

    Historically, that's never worked.
    Actually is has. Look up Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New ST er uh Deal.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So I'll put you on the list of people who expect a president to publicly say "Yeah, this major policy item of mine will probably be ruled unconstitutional."

    Seriously, people. It's politics. In a major court case, everyone will publicly say that they expect to win. Even in a high-profile murder case with a hundred witnesses, the dude's lawyer is going to say on camera "My client is innocent, the jury will do the right thing, yadda yadda." But nobody accuses them of trying to influence the jury. Now, when a president of the opposing party says the same thing, on the other hand...
    I wouldn't care if he said he believed the law to be constitutional, especially if he could back it up with a better argument than that numerous nameless, faceless people say that it is. His current appeal to emotion, though, is absolutely irrelevant to the question of constitutionality. You'd think he should know that. I mean, supposedly he's a constitutional scholar but him saying that striking down a "duly constituted" law would be "unprecedented" made it look like he had no clue what judicial review is even all about. As much as I disagree with him, I don't believe him to be stupid, but he's sounding absolutely clueless on this issue.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

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    Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.

    The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by Congress.

    I guess he for got the Constitution establishes one federal court: the Supreme Court.

    Redress edit: Link to story is here: Obama Warns 'unelected' Supreme Court Against Striking Down Health Law | Fox News
    I'm curious to know what the President plans to do to the SC if it strikes down the Bill.

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