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Supreme Court Obama Overturn

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the branches of government traded checks and balances for sticks and stones. First, President Obama fired a shot across the Supreme Court's bow, saying that to strike down his health care law would be "an unprecedented, extraordinary step." Though not actually unprecedented, it would, in fact, be extraordinary -- but not as extraordinary as what came next: a Court of Appeals judge, hearing a related case, asked the Justice Department to turn in a three-page, single-spaced letter, signed by Eric Holder, explaining the executive branch's position on judicial review, a move that embarrassed even some conservative legal experts. The attorney general's response to the unusual homework assignment fell a bit short; it was only two-and-a-half pages long. Doesn't the AG know all he had to do was make his margins bigger, add a bibliography, and start off with a long quote?

Sam Stein

Obama 'Confident' Court 'Will Not Take.. An Unprecedented Step' On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama offered his first public comments on the Supreme Court's hearing of his signature health care law, telling report...