Thursday, April 5, 2012

Obamacare - #3786 - Rush Limbaugh: Obama Understands Judicial Review But Counts on the Ignorance of His Audience (2) Brave Judge Jerry Smith of the 5th Circuit Makes Himself a Target of the Regime- Rush

RUSH: Barack Obama a couple of days ago gets a question at a joint preference with Stephen Harper and Felipe Calderon about the Supreme Court decision coming up on Obamacare. And what he says makes it sound like he doesn't understand the concept of judicial review, which was established in a long ago Supreme Court case called Marbury v. Madison in which the Court appointed to itself the job, the right of determining what and what isn't constitutional in terms of what comes out of Congress. And it's been that way for hundreds of years. Obama implicitly -- he implied that he -- doesn't know that. And there have been a number of commentators reacting to Obama as though they really think he doesn't know what judicial review is. I'm shocked that anybody thinks that Obama doesn't know what judicial review is. Yeah, he went Harvard. Yeah, he's been educated and ill-informed by a whole bunch of leftists, but he knows what judicial review is. He knows the Supreme Court determines what's constitutional and not. Yet commentator after commentator after commentator explores that possibility, when that's not at all what's going on here. Some of them are quite good, by the way. Here's one, Thom Lambert, who is a professor of law at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the main campus.  Read more.......

Brave Judge Jerry Smith of the 5th Circuit Makes Himself a Target of the Regime - Rush - Now, yesterday afternoon a federal judge by the name of Jerry Smith at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Houston had had enough, and he demanded that the Justice Department give him a three-page memo on whether or not this administration understands the concept of judicial review. Now, I saw this and I started cheering. I started laughing. Because it's about time people started fighting back on this. The American people love the concept of a team. You have to have the right people on the team, but we are a team here. There is a team that's opposing this president, and attempting to make him a one-termer this November at the ballot box. It's great to have this response. In fact, do you know, ladies and gentlemen, I was told yesterday afternoon that today in the First Circuit, the Obama Justice Department is arguing that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and therefore that court, the First Circuit, should have the courage to tune out politics and strike it down? Now, this administration said not long ago they're gonna stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Now, the day after Obama goes out and says, "It's unprecedented; the Supreme Court's never overturned a law," his own Department of Justice is asking the First Circuit to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.  It's just another bit of evidence that he knows what he's doing. He knows he was lying through his teeth yesterday. He knows full well that courts strike down laws all the time, laws passed by Congress by whatever vote and majority.  Read more.........

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