Friday, April 6, 2012

A.G. Holder defends Obama, affirms presumption of consitutionality

In a widely publicized temper tantrum three Fifth Circuit judges in a Tea Party moment demanded the U.S. Attorney before them obtain an affirmation from the Attorney General that the President and Department of Justice accept the principle of judicial review.  Attorney General Holder has replied.  In a blunt letter memorandum - addressed to the three without honorifics or formality - the AG defended President Obama's remarks in defense of the health care reforms, and reminded the judges of the strong presumption of constitutionality and deference due to Congress - particularly when it exercises its power to regulate interstate commerce.

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