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Carney: Obama remark about Supreme Court was misunderstood
~ Insulting our intelligence…
During the Press Briefing: Jay Carney has trouble spinning the President’s remarks on SCOTUS (April 4, 2012)…
In an occasionally testy exchange with reporters, White House press secretary Jay Carney defended President Obama’s remark that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn the administration’s healthcare law, saying the comment had been misunderstood.
Speaking at a Rose Garden news conference on Monday, Obama weighed in on the matter for the first time since last week’s high court hearings that left many Democrats fearful that the five conservative judges would band together to strike down his signature domestic achievement.
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Holder says ‘courts have final say’ in response to furor over Obama’s health law comments:
Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged Wednesday that the “courts have final say,” and said his department would respond formally to an appeals court order to explain whether the Obama administration believes judges in fact have the power to overturn federal laws.
The attorney general, at a brief press conference in Chicago, made clear the administration thinks they do.
“We respect the decisions made by the courts since Marbury v. Madison,” Holder said Wednesday, referring to the landmark 1803 case that established the precedent of judicial review. “Courts have final say.”
~ Oh BTW, All three judges on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel are Republican appointees
The constitutional challenge to ObamaCare — the president’s “crown jewel” — is beginning to take on the air of a constitutional crisis. Two days ago, President Obama threw a brush back pitch at the Supreme Court. Yesterday, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered the government to answer the question of whether it accepts the concept of judicial review.
Judicial review is the legal vehicle by which the courts review laws and government action and decide whether those laws and actions are constitutional. Judicial review is almost as old as the Republic. It goes back to 1803 and the case of Marbury v. Madison, when the Supreme Court struck down a law on the grounds that it gave the Court more authority than permitted by the terms of the Constitution.
Obama is treating the Supreme Court like it was some Cook County, Illinois trial court.