When President Obama makes good tonight on his Constitution-shredding threat to act unilaterally on immigration reform, he will cast it as bypassing a recalcitrant Congress. But Obama's problem is not really with Congress; it is with the American people who elected this Congress. Yes, Obama is doing an end-run around Congress' Article I legislative power, which contains no exception for presidential frustration, but his greater constitutional sin is bypassing American voters by denying them their right to representation in the making of our laws.
CW President Curt Levey on the Supreme Court’s decision today to not review any of the seven gay marriage cases before it:
The Supreme Court’s surprising decision to pass up what was effectively its last chance to stop the legal momentum behind the creation of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage is bad news for supporters of constitutionalism.
Following the potentially existential legal blow to ObamaCare last week in the D.C. Circuit, ObamaCare supporters have taken solace in the conventional wisdom that the full court – consisting of 7 Democrat-appointed judges and just 4 Republicans – will agree to hear the case and rule for the Administration. In an article at Breitbart.com, Constitution Watchdogs president Curt Levey writes that:
Constitution Watchdogs President Curt Levey on today’s Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision in favor of a religious exemption from ObamaCare’s contraception mandate for closely held corporations:
Constitution Watchdogs President Curt Levey on today’s Supreme Court decision striking down President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB:
Despite broad criticism of President Obama’s overreaching use of executive power – involving ObamaCare, immigration policy and EPA regulations, to name just a few examples – many progressives have defended his “I’ve got a pen and a phone” strategy of bypassing Congress. But at the Supreme Court today, there was no defense.