"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Supreme Court gets ready for Obamacare

Federalist Chief Justice John Marshall

"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is."
- - - - Federalist Chief Justice John Marshall
  • The Obamacare ruling is coming.
  • The Supreme Court, the last fragment of the Federalist Party, still controls the fate of the United States. 

The Founding Fathers and the Federalist Party are long dead and buried.  But the last unchanged fragment of the Founders is still alive and well and more than willing to make rulings on what the law of the U.S. really is.

The Courts stands above politics as much as any human institution can.  Here are two new rulings.
9 to 0 Decision  -  The Court rejected the claim that a biological child of a married couple, even one born years after the father died, always qualifies as his survivor under the Social Security Act.
About 18 months after his death, his widow gave birth to twins who were conceived through in vitro fertilization. She sought survivors benefits for the two children, contending that since they were the children of a married father, they should receive benefits he had earned.  The Social Security Administration said it was sympathetic but rejected her claim. 

9 to 0 Decision  -  The court made it harder for illegal immigrants to avoid deportation by arguing their immigrant parents had obtained legal status as lawful U.S. residents.
In a 9-0 decision, the court agreed with the government that individuals must earn their own leniency through years of lawful residence. A parent's legal residence is not transferred to a child, the court said in Holder vs. Martinez-Gutierrez.
The ruling reverses a decision from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which was alone in adopting the more liberal rule that allowed children to take advantage of their parents' legal status.
(Los Angeles Times)

Also see our srticle:  THE FEDERALIST - "Only the Supreme Court stands between us and Dictatorship."

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