You know, at some point even Barack Obama is going to figure out that it’s not 2008 anymore; he’s President, not a campaigner that can say anything he likes in order to get elected; and that more or more people are willing to publicly lambast President Obama when he gets up in their business.
In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.
The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, appears to be in direct response to the president’s comments yesterday about the Supreme Court’s review of the health care law.
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