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7/1/2014 (2 years ago)

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High court has rejected the government's argument with a 9-0 decision 20 times

While President Obama has bragged previously about his "executive powers," where he is beholden to no one, the Supreme Court has been on top of things on limiting his authority. This week alone saw two sharp judicial hits: the measures that would allow police the ability to search Americans' cellphones without warrants and 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics were both unanimously defeated in recent decisions.

The Obama White House has recently recorded defeats on Obamacare rules and compulsory union dues, campaign finance restrictions and Obama's recess appointment powers.

The Obama White House has recently recorded defeats on Obamacare rules and compulsory union dues, campaign finance restrictions and Obama's recess appointment powers.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/1/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Supreme Court, judicial lo0sses, President Obama


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The high court has also taken a firm stand against the unchecked power of the state.

The Obama White House has recently recorded defeats on Obamacare rules and compulsory union dues, campaign finance restrictions and Obama's recess appointment powers.

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The way the Supreme Court has ruled in some of those cases has carried a specific sting. For example, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. corralled unanimous votes on privacy and recess appointments - cases that dealt stinging defeats to Mr. Obama, himself a lawyer and former lecturer on constitutional law.

The Obama White House's record with the Supreme Court has been discouraging. In the more than five years that Mr. Obama has been in office, the court has rejected the government's argument with a 9-0 decision 20 times.

Contrasting this with the eight years each in the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the government lost on unanimous votes 15 times and 23 times, respectively. This puts the Obama administration on pace to greatly exceed recent predecessors in terms of judicial losses.

"The importance of the unanimous cases is that you can't say, 'Well, there are five Republican appointees on the court and four Democrats.' These cases where they haven't gotten the votes of either of the two Obama nominees means the arguments being presented by the Justice Department to the court are just out of left field," Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, says.

This, in light of the fact that President Obama appointed Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor as justices.

While this week's decisions were not unanimous, congressional Republicans and other critics of the president saw the rulings as evidence that the Roberts court is acting as something of a final line of defense against a president who brags about his use of executive power to bypass Congress and impose his liberal agenda on the American people.

"Today's decision is a victory for religious freedom and another defeat for an administration that has repeatedly crossed constitutional lines in pursuit of its big government objectives," House Speaker John A. Boehner, an Ohio Republican says. Boehner last week announced that he would sue the president for abuse of executive authority.

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