April 23, 2012

President Obama shouldn’t pick a fight with the courts

By President Obama shouldn’t pick a fight with the courts

Cato’s Ilya Shapiro and I have an article on Forbes.com about President Obama’s recent comments that “activist” judges shouldn’t strike down the Individual Mandate:

Everyone disagrees with Supreme Court decisions from time to time.  But Americans understand that majorities are not always right, and that our Court plays a crucial role in the system of checks and balances that protects the rights of minorities and individuals who lack political influence.  President Obama should recall how [Franklin] Roosevelt’s war on the Court backfired—not only on him, but on the cause of justice in general.

Read the rest here. And for more on “judicial activism,” check out my article, “The Wolves And The Sheep of Constitutional Law.”

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