June 06, 2012

Obama and Supreme Court

“As the world awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on ObamaCare, there's a larger story that the pundits are missing: the court's rejection of the Obama administration's increasingly extreme claims on behalf of unlimited federal power.”
Illya Shapiro writing for the Wall Street Journal argues that the Obama administration is out of sync with the Supreme Court. In three significant cases before the Supreme Court – Hosanna-Tabor Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on religious liberty, United States v. Jones on warrantless GPS search, and Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency on rights to challenge regulatory agents actions – the court has unanimously rejected the Obama administration’s position. Shapiroo concludes that if the government loses in the ObamaCare or immigration cases " It will be because the Obama administration continue to make legal arguments that don't pass the ... test."