Obama: Supreme Court Should Uphold Obamacare
Why Now? The Obama Strategy on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
ObamaCare Unconstitutional Bad For America
Obamacare: Broken Promises
Hatch Outlines Broken Promise of President’s 2.6 Trillion Dollar Health Spending Law
Two Years Full of Obamacare’s Broken Promises
Randy Barnett Discusses ObamaCare at the Supreme Court
Cato’s Michael F. Cannon Discusses ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate
Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional and a Threat to Liberty says Ilya Somin
Obamacare and the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein and John Yoo
President Obama is once again lying to the American people about the facts of the situation and trying to intimidate Justice Kennedy.
Obamacare passed the House by a vote of 219–212, with 34 Democrats voting against it.
House Passes Health Care Bill
“…In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday night. The final vote was 220-215 with only one Republican voting with the Democrats. (Nov. 7)”
The Supreme Court’s authority to judge the constitutionality of laws — was established in the landmark case Marbury v. Madison in 1803.
Marbury v. Madison
This “unprecedented” authority of judicial review has been used more than 150 times as a central part of our system of checks and balances.
ACTS OF CONGRESS HELD UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN WHOLE OR
IN PART BY THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
The American people do not want Obamacare.
Obamacare, Mandates and Regulatory Confusion: Reason-Rupe Poll Results with Emily Ekins
Krauthammer On Why Americans Hate Obamacare: It’s Not the Advertising It’s the Dogfood
Scott Rasmussen on the Unpopularity of Obamacare
ObamaCare is a Terrible Piece of Legislation
The American people do not want Obama.
The American people do not want rule by men.
The American people want the rule of law and the restoration of the Constitution.
The time has come for the Supreme Courts to rule that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and therefore the entire law is unconstitutional.
Apparently affirmative action activist Barack Hussein Obama failed his Constitutional Law course at Harvard Law.
The unemployment rates have been above 8 percent during his entire presidency due to the uncertainty about the cost of health care and energy and taxes.
The legacy of Obama is one of failure to restore the economy to prosperity.
Obama is a legend in his own mind.
Background Articles and Videos
Wheat, Weed, and ObamaCare: How the Commerce Clause Made Congress All-Powerful
Andrew Napolitano – Commerce Clause Gone Wild
Is Obamacare Unconstitutional? Part 1
Is Obamacare Unconstitutional? Part 2
Is Obamacare Unconstitutional? Part 3
Fighting Judicial Activism in Washington Pt. 1
Fighting Judicial Activism in Washington Pt. 2
Fighting Judicial Activism in Washington Pt. 3
Fighting Judicial Activism in Washington Pt. 4
Entire Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) hearing at the Supreme Court (Days 1-3)
U.S. Supreme Court “ObamaCare” Hearings – Day 1 (Complete Audio 3/26/12)
U.S. Supreme Court “ObamaCare” Hearings, Day Two (3/27/12) – Complete Audio
U.S. Supreme Court “ObamaCare” Hearings, Day 3 (3/28/12) – Complete Audio
Jay Sekulow on Fox News on Day 2 of ObamaCare at SCOTUS
Ron Paul 04/01/2012 Obamacare & Wild Mandates (by DontFearTruth)
Appeals court fires back at Obama’s comments on health care case
By Jan Crawford
“…(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.”
Overturning a law of course would not be unprecedented — since the Supreme Court since 1803 has asserted the power to strike down laws it interprets as unconstitutional. The three-judge appellate court appears to be asking the administration to admit that basic premise — despite the president’s remarks that implied the contrary. The panel ordered the Justice Department to submit a three-page, single-spaced letter by noon Thursday addressing whether the Executive Branch believes courts have such power, the lawyer said.
The panel is hearing a separate challenge to the health care law by physician-owned hospitals. The issue arose when a lawyer for the Justice Department began arguing before the judges. Appeals Court Judge Jerry Smith immediately interrupted, asking if DOJ agreed that the judiciary could strike down an unconstitutional law.
The DOJ lawyer, Dana Lydia Kaersvang, answered yes — and mentioned Marbury v. Madison, the landmark case that firmly established the principle of judicial review more than 200 years ago, according to the lawyer in the courtroom. …”
Obama Warns Supreme Court
Says Overturn of Health-Care Law Would Be ‘Unprecedented, Extraordinary Step’
By LAURA MECKLER and CAROL E. LEE
“…It was a rare instance of a president laying out his own arguments about a Supreme Court case before the justices are set to reach their decision.
In his first public comments about the case since the justices took it up last week, Mr. Obama appeared to be framing the political argument he would make should he have to face voters this fall after a loss at the high court.
“For years, what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or the lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” he said at a news conference. The health-care case is a good example of just that, he said. “And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”
White House officials have said they were reluctant to appear to lobby the Supreme Court, which is partly why the president didn’t speak out on the case until after it was argued before the court last week.
Rather, the president’s comments indicate how he might deal with the political fallout should he lose, framing the court as a potential villain that substitutes its judgment for that of elected legislators, and Americans who lose benefits of the law as victims. Mr. Obama ticked off a string of popular benefits that would disappear if the law is shot down, such as barring insurers from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions.
Obama aides argue the election is likely to turn on the economy, but others say a negative court decision would be a severe blow to his re-election. Aggressive questions from several justices last week made it clear that the law, or at least its central tenet, could be struck down.
But Mr. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, said he was confident the high court would not take that step, partly because conservatives—who are in the majority on the court—have long argued against what some refer to as legislating from the bench. He noted that two conservative appellate judges who heard the case found the law constitutional.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), among the first to argue that the mandate to buy insurance was unconstitutional, responded, “It must be nice living in a fantasy world where every law you like is constitutional and every Supreme Court decision you don’t is ‘activist.'”
Mr. Obama said the court would take an “unprecedented, extraordinary step” if it overturns the law because it was passed by “a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” The vote actually was close—it passed with 60 votes in the Senate, just achieving the supermajority needed to overcome a Republican filibuster, and by 219-212 in the House.
The Supreme Court sometimes overturns laws passed by Congress, as it did in 2010, when major parts of campaign-finance restrictions were nullified in the Citizens United decision. It would be more unusual for the court to strike down an entire law with hundreds of provisions over constitutional problems with just one part. …”
Obama takes a shot at Supreme Court over healthcare
“…President Barack Obama took an opening shot at conservative justices on the Supreme Court on Monday, warning that a rejection of his sweeping healthcare law would be an act of “judicial activism” that Republicans say they abhor.
Obama, a Democrat, had not commented publicly on the Supreme Court’s deliberations since it heard arguments for and against the healthcare law last week.
Known as the “Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare,” the measure to expand health insurance for millions of Americans is considered Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.
A rejection by the court would be a big blow to Obama going into the November 6 presidential election.
Republican presidential candidates, who are vying to take on Obama in November elections, have promised to repeal the law if one of them wins the White House.
Obama’s advisers say they have not prepared contingency plans if the measure fails. But the president — who expressed confidence that the court would uphold the law — made clear how he would address it on the campaign trail if the court strikes it down.
“Ultimately, I am confident that 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,” Obama said at a news conference with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. …”
Combative Obama warns Supreme Court on health law
“..In a highly combative salvo, Obama also staunchly defended the anchor of the law — a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance — as key to giving millions of people access to treatment for the first time.
“Ultimately, I am confident that 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,” Obama said.
Pointed comments from Supreme Court justices last week during three days of compelling hearings have convinced many commentators that the court, expected to rule in June, will declare the law, dubbed ObamaCare, unconstitutional.
Such a move would electrify the White House race, puncture Obama’s claims to be a reformer in the grand political tradition, and throw the US health care industry into chaos.
Obama noted that for years, conservatives had been arguing that the “unelected” Supreme Court should not adopt an activist approach by making rather than interpreting law, and held up the health legislation as an example.
“I am pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step,” Obama said during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden with the leaders of Canada and Mexico in his first comments on last week’s hearings.
Obama’s comments will be seen as a warning shot to the court, one of the three branches of the US government, and could draw complaints from critics that he is trying to influence the deliberations. …”
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