So our Constitutional Scholar and Tyrant King–used to having the power to indefinitely detain and kill Americans for the Greater Good–tries to bully the SCOTUS and threaten them if they fail to knuckle under to his health care plan. He’s even pulling out all the demagoguery about the Court being unelected and everything. What’s next? “The Chief Justice has made his decision. Now let him enforce it.” Or perhaps, “How many divisions does the Chief Justice have?”
(Note to paranoids: Such behavior should adequately demonstrate that the Administration is not cleverly planning to lose in the Court as Step #134 in its vast and devious plan to achieve some other massively nefarious Ultimate Goal. It is fighting desperately to save the Health Care Plan. Period. End of Story.)
(CBS News) In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.
The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, appears to be in direct response to the president’s comments yesterday about the Supreme Court’s review of the health care law. Mr. Obama all but threw down the gauntlet with the justices, saying he was “confident” the Court would 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.”
Nice to see somebody standing up to this bully.