Looks like the “Constitutional Law Professor” needs a refresher course in Constitutional Law. And … considering the fact that he appointed two of the Justices, it must be an especially bitter pill to swallow for Obama. #Caring.
The Supreme Court of the United States smacked down yet another Obama Overreach this afternoon. Unanimously, I might add.
President Obama’s team suffered their twelfth unanimous defeat at the Supreme Court in the legal challenge to the so-called recess appointments made when Congress was not actually in recess, a string of defeats that only represents “the tip of the iceberg,” according to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah).
“Not every case in which the president has exceeded his authority has made it all the way to the Supreme Court,” Lee, a former law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito, told National Review Online. “The fact that his track record is as bad as it is in the Supreme Court . . . is yet another indication of the fact that we’ve got a president who is playing fast and loose with the Constitution.”
Let’s take a look at this timeline of fail, shall we. My favorite Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, was kind enough to keep a handy list through April, 2013.
If Obama’s Department of Justice were successful in its cases, the federal government would have the power to:
- Attach a GPS to a citizen’s vehicle to monitor his movements, without having any cause to believe that person committed a crime (United States v. Jones);
- Deprive landowners of the right to challenge potential government fines as high as $75,000 per day and eliminate their ability to have a hearing to challenge those fines (Sackett v. EPA);
- Interfere with a church’s selection of its own ministers (Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC);
- Override state law whenever the President desires (Arizona v. United States);
- Dramatically extend statutes of limitations to impose penalties for acts committed decades ago (Gabelli v. SEC);
- Destroy private property without paying just compensation (Arkansas Fish & Game Commission v. United States);
- Impose double income taxation (PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue);
- Limit a property owner’s constitutional defenses (Horne v. USDA); and
- Drastically expand federal criminal law (Sekhar v. United States).
Three additional rulings came out within the past two days:
NLRB v. Noel Canning – SCOTUS unanimously ruled that Obama exceeded his authority with National Labor Relations Board recess appointments.
McCullen v. Coakley – again, SCOTUS unanimously ruled that banning protests within 35 feet of an abortion clinic’s entrance are a violation of free speech.
Riley v. California – another unanimous SCOTUS ruling that police must obtain a search warrant before snooping through someone’s cellphone.
This is truly the most ridiculously incompetent (and corrupt) Administration, evah.