The death of Robert Bork this past December brought forth tributes to a man bearing no resemblance to the grotesque caricatures that emerged during the long debate over his 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court. Widely noted were his unswerving loyalty to friends and principles, his seminal intellect, his acerbic but not unkind humor and wit, and his lifelong sense of service and duty to his country.
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a group of trial lawyers this afternoon in Chicago, delivered a stern warning. "Imagine the Supreme Court after four years of Romney," said Biden, according to the pool report. "This is not scare tactics, just what he said. If you’re frightened it’s because you should be. You know who his advisor on constitutional issues is? Appointed officially? Robert Bork."
Over at National Review Online, George Mason law professor Eric R. Claeys has a very interesting and lengthy piece on how constitutionalists should view Obamacare after the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the law:
The day before the Supreme Court announced the Obamacare decision, liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne demanded the resignation of Justice Antonin Scalia. "Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court," Dionne wrote.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling, President Obama seems to have forgotten exactly how our law-making process works. Yahoo! News reports that, at a rally in Ohio on Thursday, the former part-time constitutional law lecturer and current president declared that "the law I passed is here to stay."
Forty-six percent of Americans believe the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamcare will hurt the economy, according to a new Gallup poll. Only 37 percent believe the health care overhaul will help the economy.
Two days after the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on President Obama’s signature legislation, the president delivered his weekly radio address and didn’t utter one word about Obamacare or the ruling.
In response to the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to mostly uphold Obamacare, Americans for Prosperity announced plans to spend $9 million dollars to push back against the broad health care overhaul. The effort will include a large television ad buy, across more than a dozen states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Just a couple of days ago, one heard dark talk about the partisan, right wing Supreme Court and how, if it overturned Obamacare, it would be engaging in something like a "coup." Today, no less an expert in the ways of partisanship than Robert Shrum is declaring that “the Roberts Court will be seen and remembered as more than an ideological rubber stamp.”