This marks the 13th time the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the Obama Administration. While such a record should give critics of Boehner’s purposed lawsuit against the President for executive overreach pause, we know it won’t. Personally, I think I will wait to see the details of the lawsuit before passing judgment. For those who scream to impeach the President, stop. Unless you have a Senate willing to convict, impeachment would be a strictly political and wasted effort. Let’s be honest, if you could not convict Clinton of lying under oath, what chance is there of convicting Obama of abuse of power.
The court, however, has shown a willingness to rule against the administration…unanimously. As George Mason University law professor, Ilya Somin, noted:
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.
When you think of the fact that this Supreme Court is known for its 5-4 rulings this is significant. I must say it is significant to note that for all the hype regarding the 5-4 decisions, this court has the highest rate of unanimous rulings since 1940. This following a term that had a large percentage of unanimous rulings.
Hmmm. Makes you think, doesn’t it?
Maybe those people in black robes aren’t as clueless as the public believes.
Maybe, just maybe, they are aware of how divided the country has become.
Maybe, just maybe, this is their way of addressing this pernicious crisis.