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ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:37 PM
"Remember when your beloved Obama said it was "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to review an act of Congress? Is he your idea of a "constitutional expert"? " Yeah, I LOVED when he brought up Lochner in the context of Federal law, the Commerce Clause, and the New Deal. LMFAO! What a fvcking 'tard! You'd think the full name of the case -- Lochner v New York -- would have given him a clue. Lochner (1905, IIRC) was a case involving a New York STATE law involving the RIGHT TO CONTRACT. IOW: 1. It had nothing to do with the Federal government. 2. It had nothing to do with "duly-constituted" laws passed by elected members of Congress and signed into law by the President. 3. It had nothing to do with the Commerce Clause.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:38 PM
4. TEDDY Roosevelt, not FRANKLIN Roosevelt, was President of the United States when the Court heard the case about a New York contract law.


It has been a remarkable and consequential 24 hours.  Over the last day, the American political landscape has -- in both the long and short term -- shifted considerably.  The president's signature legislative "achievement" has been Constitutionally affirmed by a slim majority of the United States Supreme Court.  The president momentarily celebrated his victory, even as many of his down-ballot Democratic compadres ducked and covered.  The conservative movement has been set ablaze over an issue that largely fueled its historic triumph in 2010.  And a series of watershed legal precedents have been established.  Let's begin by examining the long...