Skip to comments.Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Obama for 12th and 13th time Since 2012
Posted on 06/26/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT by rhema
Did you know the Obama administrations position has been defeated in at least 13 thirteen cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported. First, the Court rejected the administrations power grab on recess appointments by making clear it could not decide when the Senate was in recess. Then it unanimously tossed out a law establishing abortion-clinic buffer zones against pro-life protests that the administration supported (though the case was argued by Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley).
The tenure of both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder has been marked by a dangerous push to legitimize a vast expansion of the power of the federal government that endangers the liberty and freedom of Americans. They have taken such extreme position on key issues that the Court has uncharacteristically slapped them down time and time again. Historically, the Justice Department has won about 70 percent of its cases before the high court. But in each of the last three terms, the Court has ruled against the administration a majority of the time.
So even the liberal justices on the Court, including the two justices appointed by President Barack Obama Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor have disagreed with the DOJs positions. As George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin told the Washington Times last year, When the administration loses significant cases in unanimous decisions and cannot even hold the votes of its own appointees . . . it is an indication that they adopted such an extreme position on the scope of federal power that even generally sympathetic judges could not even support it.
Those decisions are very revealing about the views of President Obama and Eric Holder: Their vision is one of unchecked federal power on immigration and environmental issues, on presidential prerogatives, and the taking of private property by the government; hostility to First Amendment freedoms that dont meet the politically correct norms; and disregard of Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless government intrusion. These are positions that should alarm all Americans regardless of their political views, political-party affiliations, or background.
While yesterdays Supreme Court decision unanimously rejecting the administrations argument that a search warrant wasnt required for the government to look at cell-phone records and data got a lot of attention, its not the first time the Obama administration has taken an anticivil liberties stance. In last years case of U.S. v. Jones, the Justice Department essentially tried to convince the Supreme Court that the Fourth Amendments protections against search and seizure should not prevent the government from tracking any American at any time without any reason.
Justice argued that the police should be able to attach a GPS device to your car without a search warrant or even any reason to believe you committed a crime. Fortunately for those who fear the ever-growing power of the federal government, particularly its abuse of new technology, all nine justices agreed that the Fourth Amendment prevents the government from attaching a GPS to your car without getting a warrant.
Even Justice Sotomayor, President Obamas own nominee to the Court, agreed that the government had invaded privacy interests long afforded, and undoubtedly entitled to, Fourth Amendment protection. But Eric Holder wanted to ignore the Bill of Rights and believed that his agents should be able to track all of your movements in public by attaching a GPS device to your car without permission from a judge. This is a frightening view of government power enhanced by new surveillance technology that would have directly threatened our liberty. When will liberals wake up to the fact that this administration takes positions on executive power that would make Richard Nixon and John Mitchell, his attorney general, blush?
He doesn’t care; he’s still got a pen and a phone! He’ll do as he pleases.
He’s the most unconstitutional POTUS in history. Don’t even try to compare him to any other President. They might differ in ideas, but only Obama wants to break American into pieces and grind the pieces down.
You mean POS-POTUS
The TV told me he was a Constitutional Law Professor!!
How is this possible???
How does this stack against any other president ?
The TV told me he was the greatest president ever!!
The TV told me look at all he has accomplished!
The TV told me the patriots, soldiers, Conservatives, Christians, ans the TEA Party are the enemies of the United States and Socialist/Communists are the heroes.
How is this possible???
THEY can file charges against the POSUS.
No I don’t. I’m not going to degrade myself or the office that way.
“The TV told me he was a Constitutional Law Professor!!”
Funny how the Media gets confused between the title of Guest Lecturer and Professor. it happens to me all the time.
NYT readers seem to begrudgingly agree with the decision on recess appointments, but they are going NUTS over the baby-killer anti-free speech zone decision. They now think its legal to shoot pro-choicers! lol, if only.
The Holiday Inn Express kind.
I haven't even seen a smidgen of ice cream this year?
And some of the members of SCOTUS were appointed by the Current Occupant himself.
Now, if you can’t appoint a rubber stamp to come down on your side of the argument every single time, what is the justification of carefully preselecting the candidate in the first place?
The Kenyan anti-Christ is a traitor. It should be tried by a duly-constituted federal court for treason, convicted, its appeal heard and denied, and then hanged by the neck until dead.
“Justice argued that the police should be able to attach a GPS device to your car without a search warrant or even any reason to believe you committed a crime. Fortunately for those who fear the ever-growing power of the federal government, particularly its abuse of new technology, all nine justices agreed that the Fourth Amendment prevents the government from attaching a GPS to your car without getting a warrant. “
But the Gov’t can require ‘black boxes’ in all vehicles that record everything from location, direction and speed to whatever else they think they need.
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