Posts Tagged ‘SCOTUS’

What a shame. That wasn’t what I expected. It’s not the end of things, this puts it back into the people’s hands. Now you vote the son’s of  bitches out of office that voted for that shit.

Get rid of it.

Here’s CATO’s take on it.

Supreme Court Unlawfully Rewrites Obamacare to Save It; Four Votes (Led by Kennedy) to Strike It

Posted by Ilya Shapiro

Today’s baby-splitting decision rewrites the Affordable Care Act in order to save it. It’s certainly gratifying that a majority rejected the government’s dangerous assertion of power to require people to engage in economic activity in order to then regulate that activity. That vindicates everything that we who have been leading the constitutional challenge have been saying: The government cannot regulate inactivity.  It cannot, as Chief Justice Roberts put it, regulate mere existence.

Justifying the individual mandate under the taxing power, however, in no way rehabilitates the government’s constitutional excesses.  As Justice Kennedy said in summarizing his four-justice dissent from the bench, “Structure means liberty.” If Congress can slip the Constitution’s structural limits simply by “taxing” anything it doesn’t like, its power is no more limited than would it be had it done so under the Commerce Clause.  While imposing new taxes may be politically unpopular and therefore harder to do than creating new regulations, that political check does not obviate constitutional ones—and in any event, Congress avoided even that political gauntlet here by explicitly structuring the individual mandate as a commercial regulation.

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Here’s what came out of the SCOTUS today.

The libtards are beside themselves over Obamacare. They know this shit will get shot down, so they do anything and everything that they can think of to intimidate the SCOTUS. Intimidation, it’s their signature move.

Here’s a well written article on the issue.

Targeting John Roberts

The left tries to intimidate the High Court on ObamaCare.

You can tell the Supreme Court is getting closer to its historic ObamaCare ruling because the left is making one last attempt to intimidate the Justices. The latest effort includes taunting Chief Justice John Roberts that if the Court overturns any of the law, he’ll forever be defined as a partisan “activist.”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy recently took the extraordinary step of publicly lobbying the Chief Justice after oral argument but before its ruling. “I trust that he will be a Chief Justice for all of us and that he has a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch,” the Democrat declared on the Senate floor. “The conservative activism of recent years has not been good for the Court.”

via Review & Outlook: Targeting John Roberts – WSJ.com.

A nice little victory against the overbearing EPA. It’s about time those asshole tree hugging douche bags get reigned in. We need more decisions like this to go against the EPA’s overreaching and abuse.

In fact, if I were king for the day, the EPA would go away…

Hmm, poet and didn’t know it.

U.S. top court backs landowners, limits power of EPA

(Reuters) – The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that landowners can sue to challenge a federal government compliance order under the clean water law, a decision that sides with corporate groups and puts new limits on a key Environmental Protection Agency power.

The justices unanimously rejected the government’s position that individuals or companies must first fail to comply with an EPA order and face potentially costly enforcement action before a court can review the case.

The opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia was a victory for an Idaho couple who challenged a 2007 EPA order that required them to restore a wetland they had filled with dirt and rock as they began to build a new vacation home near Priest Lake. They were also told to stop construction on the home.

The couple, Chantell and Michael Sackett, denied their property had ever contained a wetland and complained they were being forced to comply with an order without a court hearing.

Their appeal drew support from the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Association of Home Builders and General Electric Co, a company that had made a similar challenge to the EPA compliance orders.

via U.S. top court backs landowners, limits power of EPA | Reuters.