Obama vs. the Supreme Court: US Attorney General Issues Memo

Friday, April 06, 2012

Yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo, assuring the Supreme Court that President Obama respects the authority of the court to overturn federal laws they find unconstitutional. This memo came after Republican challengers to the Affordable Care Act accused the President of pressuring the Court during deliberations. We discuss the controversy with Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law at George Washington University, and Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent.


Jeffrey Rosen and Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [2]


"You have to pass the law to see what's in it"
Speaker Pelosi

Go back and review how this law was passed in the US Congress with no legislator reading or understanding it and slander and defamation aimed at anyone opposing it. Was that activist?

Two of the nine Justices were appointed by Obama to rule on Obamacare including a former Solicitor General who have been arguing for the law if she were not sitting in judgement now? Any concern about activism there?

If there was a conservative law professor included in this conversation perhaps that would enlighten the audience and perhaps that is exactly why a conservative was excluded.

It seems this President has a big problem with the other two branches of government telling them both to "buzz off" which is a direct violation of the spirit of his oath of office, isn't it?

Anyone worried about that kind of activism?

Apr. 08 2012 11:43 AM

Why not have a conservative on to explain the conservative position. Conservatives believe the court must adhere to the Constitution. A decision that requires the Constitution to be described as a living document, in which new rights can be found does not fit that definition.

Apr. 06 2012 02:14 PM

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