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So, before the Supreme Court convened over Obama's controversial Health Care Reform Act to judge its constitutional legitimacy, Obama came out publicly to say this about the issue:
“I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” Obama said during a Rose Garden news conference. “Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”
Basically, Obama was making a public plea to the court justices. Yes, the plea was a little unprofessional; even a little unorthodox I guess. But, it's very much so in Obama's rights as President to do this. And, as the fate of his hallmark achievement (most would argue, whether you're for it or not) is on the line, most should expect the guy to voice his opinion.
So, in steps Federal Judge Jerry E. Smith of New Orleans. Smith calls Obama's actions "unprecedented" and is calling for Obama and the Justice Department to submit a letter affirming the federal court's authority to strike down laws passed by Congress.
Basically, he is completely overreacting, in my opinion. He's upset that Obama could sway this thing and is calling for, from what I understand, a 3 page paper written by the administration, documenting the legality of Obama's actions.
Dude, Jerry Smith, chill. :) Agree with me, or no?