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Obama’s Supreme Court comments lead some to question his strategy

Publié par carmion le 04/06/2012

Peter Wallsten and Robert Barnes

President Obama struck a nerve this week when he took the unusual step of commenting on Supreme Court deliberations, saying it would be an “unprecedented, extraordinary” step for the justices to overturn the health-care law that stands as his signature domestic policy achievement.

Many conservatives charged that Obama’s words amounted to a stark warning that he intends to campaign against the court if the law or its key elements are struck down, while some speculated that he was trying to bully the justices. One Texas judge, outraged that Obama seemed to question the court’s very right to review laws, ordered the Justice Department to submit a three-page explanation of what role the administration believes the courts have.
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"Obama’s Supreme Court comments lead some to question his strategy", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 23/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-s-supreme-court-comments-lead-some-to-question-his-strategy