White House Works to Shape Debate Over Health LawStripping out the weasel words, the Executive Branch is "coordinating" with outside groups to orchestrate demonstrators to intimidate the Judicial Branch as it decides a major case. So much for separation of powers! So much for speech rights being limited to human beings. So much for the most famous case in American law: Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 177 (1803) ("It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.").
The White House has begun an aggressive campaign to use approaching Supreme Court arguments on the new health care law as a moment to build support for the measure seen as President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, hoping to shape public opinion on an issue at the center of the battle for the White House and Congress.
On Wednesday, White House officials summoned dozens of leaders of nonprofit organizations that strongly back the health law to help them coordinate plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.
And you thought the President was a Constitutional law scholar. Wrong--he's a Chicago ward heeler promoted beyond his level of competence.
(via reader Doug J.)