Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Judicial Activism

The Supreme Court heard arguments about ObamaCare.  In response, the president said recently,
And I'd just remind conservative commentators that, for years, what we have heard is, 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.
He thinks it would be "legislating from the bench" for the court to overturn his health care plan.

There's this document called the Constitution.  It sets the rules for how the government is supposed to work.  It's real simple: when the Congress makes an unconstitutional law, the court is supposed to say "No no -- not permissible."  That's not activism.  That is what the court is there to do.

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
Striking down an unconstitutional law is judicial activism.

He thinks we'll buy that line.
What scares is ... we might.

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