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Obama’s Supreme Court comments off the mark
Los Angeles Times

Borrowing a line from conservative critics of the judiciary, President Obama declared that the Supreme Court would be engaging in “judicial activism” if it threw out the 2010 healthcare reform law. Responding to a question at a news conference Monday, Obama said it would be “an unprecedented, extraordinary step” if the court overturned “a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” He added that such a move would be a good example of the lack of judicial restraint that conservative commentators have bemoaned for years.