Other bloggers have covered in detail President Obama’s expanding body of philosophical commentary on the judicial branch of government. Powerline’s John Hinderaker had a particularly strong post on Tuesday refuting the Obama backtrack, in which the president claimed that the Supreme Court had not invalidated laws relating to commerce and the economy for “decades.” Hinderaker lists recent instances of SCOTUS doing exactly that.
A furor of deductions and rumors has arisen around the president’s utterances on the judiciary. But what caught my attention was how quickly and with what language Obama clarified his Monday gaffe. This was the money quote: Continue reading “That was quick: Obama backtracks, says SCOTUS “is the final say””