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Obama and the Supreme Court

April 5, 2012

From The Washington Post

President Obama struck a nerve this week when he took the unusual step of commenting on Supreme Court deliberations, saying it would be an “unprecedented, extraordinary” step for the justices to overturn the health-care law that stands as his signature domestic policy achievement.

Many conservatives charged that Obama’s words amounted to a stark warning that he intends to campaign against the court if the law or its key elements are struck down, while some speculated that he was trying to bully the justices. One Texas judge, outraged that Obama seemed to question the court’s very right to review laws, ordered the Justice Department to submit a three-page explanation of what role the administration believes the courts have.

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Via American Thinker

Only One President Has Ever Ignored A SCOTUS Order

Matthew S Harrison

Allow me to remind the American people of the only US President who violated a SCOTUS order, and the despicable outcome of his actions.

It was 1830, and Andrew Jackson, one of the founding pillars* of the Democratic Party, had signed the “Indian Removal Act of 1830.”  The Democrats were pretty rattled that the heathens had prospered, especially the “Five Civilized Tribes.”  The Trail Of Tears it was dubbed, for after the Supreme Court had ordered Jackson to stand down, the Army marched in and literally stole everything the “Five Civilized Tribes” had built (These tribes were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee-Creek, and Seminole).

Between 1831 and 1839, the Army had forced nearly 50,000 Indians to march west, many dying along the way.  But in 1831, SCOTUS ruled on behalf of the Cherokee Nation,  in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia.  Mr. Jackson became the only President to ignore a SCOTUS order, and the deaths of thousands of Cherokees followed.  The ruination of their businesses, culture, and theft of their lands was the outcome.  Those lands were ostensibly given to whites, while the Cherokees and the four other tribes were forcibly marched west to uncharted territory and left to die.

Mr. Jackson was succeeded by another Democrat, Martin VanBuren, who had been Jackson’s Secretary of State.  He followed in his predecessor’s footsteps and made sure that the slaughter and theft of land, businesses, and pride continued long after Mr. Jackson got the ball rolling.

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And Dems call Republicans racist?

 

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