QOTD: On the many times #SCOTUS has ruled unanimously against the Obama admin

Posted by: ST on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

Obama arrogance

John Fund on the Obama administration’s bad track record with respect to the Supreme Court’s many unanimous rulings against them (via):

Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported. First, the Court rejected the administration’s power grab on recess appointments by making clear it could not decide when the Senate was in recess. Then it unanimously tossed out a law establishing abortion-clinic “buffer zones” against pro-life protests that the Obama administration argued on behalf of before the Court (though the case was led by Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley).

The tenure of both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder has been marked by a dangerous push to legitimize a vast expansion of the power of the federal government that endangers the liberty and freedom of Americans. They have taken such extreme position on key issues that the Court has uncharacteristically slapped them down time and time again. Historically, the Justice Department has won about 70 percent of its cases before the high court. But in each of the last three terms, the Court has ruled against the administration a majority of the time.

So even the liberal justices on the Court, including the two justices appointed by President Barack Obama — Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — have disagreed with the DOJ’s positions. As George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin told the Washington Times last year, “When the administration loses significant cases in unanimous decisions and cannot even hold the votes of its own appointees . . . it is an indication that they adopted such an extreme position on the scope of federal power that even generally sympathetic judges could not even support it.”

Disturbing, but true. Make sure to read the whole thing.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

5 Responses to “QOTD: On the many times #SCOTUS has ruled unanimously against the Obama admin”


  1. Steve Caldwell says:

    Although 13 shutouts is bad, we’ll have to live with Obama’s constantly morphing health care program.
    I fear that the ACA will be hard to dismantle and it still hurts that the SCOTUS ruling was tipped by Roberts.

  2. Michael says:

    Hey, nice Mussolini impression, Dude!

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, all you are going to get is what you’ve always gotten.

    Obhammud walking around with his snout jacked up in the air as in the pose above could be hazardous to this health, especially during a rainstorm given the possibility of drowning.

  4. Sefton says:

    Don’t forget, by Oblamer’s own admission, he “taught the Constitution for ten years”.
    It’d be interesting to have been a fly on the wall when he first spoke with Kagan and Sotomayer about nominating them. How much “discreet” suggestion was involved in those conversations?

  5. Carlos says:

    …it is an indication that they adopted such an extreme position…

    I’ve been saying for years that the right/conservatives have moved slightly toward the center (where it used to be, anyway) but the left has gone so far toward fascism/socialism that they don’t realize we (the right) are basically in the same place philosophically but they (statists) aren’t even in the same ballpark anymore.

    Thankfully, even someone like an enlightened Latina can still see what the Constitution says occasionally.