Tag Archive: Constitutional law

The Imperial Presidency, Reloaded

Let’s imagine the following situation:

In 2012, Mitt Romney wins the election. He tries to repeal Obamacare but the Democratic Senate won’t even take it up. He then tries to pass a bill reforming the law, but the Senate rejects him again. He then proceeds to, by executive order:

  • Delay the minimum requirements of the insurance policies until after the midterm election.
  • Change the date of compliance for the employer mandate and entertain the possibility … Read more
  • The Court in Recess

    Yesterday, the DC Court struck down several of President Obama’s recess appointments:

    In a ruling that called into question nearly two centuries of presidential “recess” appointments that bypass the Senate confirmation process, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Obama violated the Constitution when he installed three officials on the National Labor Relations Board a year ago.

    The ruling was a blow to the administration and a victory for Mr. Obama’s Republican critics

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    The Left Loses it on SCOTUS

    Imagine the most bizarre rant you’ve ever heard about “judicial activism”. Imagine it being delivered by Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly simultaneously while drunk. Imagine them delivering it in Esperanto, a language they don’t know. You will still not reach a thousandth of the anger and spittle and incoherence being spewed out by the Left Wing commentariat over the possibility that the Supreme Court will overturn Obamacare. And remember, this is just days after saying … Read more

    Recess Time

    Barack Obama has just made a recess appointment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He’a also about to make appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. It’s fairly standard for Presidents to make recess appointments. And under Bush, it became standard when the Democrats obstructed appointments to open positions. There’s only one problem: the Senate is not in recess.

    Congressional Republicans were furious Wednesday after President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head

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    On The Night Liberty Died, I Held Her Hand…..

    This is tangentially about the SCOTUS hearing on ObamaCare that’s coming up in the first quarter of next year, but it’s not the crux of the subject I wish to comment on.

    On March 20 – 22 of last year, I was in Washington D.C. for the vote to pass the health care bill. I had heard a few people suggest a gathering of some sort. Bachmann and some Tea Party notables mostly. For me … Read more

    The Latest Constitutional Laugher

    Oh, boy. You know, libs, you probably should avoid diving into arguments about the Constitution. Because it always becomes clear, almost immediately, that you’re not playing fair:

    For a group that claims to revere the Constitution, the Tea Party appears pretty determined to deal it a death by a thousand cuts. Its latest attack involves a nasty little piece of constitutional revisionism, complete with a “How can you be against that?” title: the “Balanced

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    Amendments

    Time Magazine has a front page article on the Constitution and the debate over it that is so hackneyed, so stupid, so factually challenged, that it must have been written by a summer intern snorting coke off the asses of drunken … oh, fuck, it was the Managing Editor? And he just sent two years at the National Constitution Center? What we he doing there, licking hallucinogens off the tiles? Even the guy who swept … Read more