Court slaps down Obama for disreagrding laws he doesn't like

Rosslyn Smith
I wonder if Obama and his cohorts can appreciate the irony the recent decision on the Yucca Mountain waste issue has helped create.   President Obama asserted the unilateral power to "tweak" inconvenient laws in last Friday's news conference, underscoring his Administration's increasingly cavalier notions about law enforcement. So it's good that the judiciary-a coequal branch of government, in case the Administration forgot-is starting to check the White House. In a major rebuke on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unusual writ of mandamus, which is a direct judicial order compelling the government to fulfill a legal obligation. This "extraordinary remedy" is nominally about nuclear waste, writes Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the 2-1 majority, yet the case "raises significant questions about the scope of the Executive's authority to disregard federal statutes." I doubt it.  History isn't their strong suit.   The last time there was so much buzz...(Read Full Post)

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