Fox News: “Attorney General Eric Holder assured a federal appeals court Thursday that the Obama administration believes judges have the authority to overturn federal laws, after President Obama’s comments earlier this week raised concerns from the bench about his view of judicial power. Holder, in a three-page letter to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, said “the power of the courts to review the constitutionality of legislation is beyond dispute’”
Harvard constitutional law professor Lawrence Tribe said that President Obama “obviously misspoke,” but White House press secretary Carnes explained “the president was not clearly understood by some people because he is a law professor, he spoke in shorthand.” When I took two semesters of constitutional law in law school my con law professor did not speak to us in shorthand.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said:
“The president crossed a dangerous line this week and anyone who cares about liberty needs to call him out on it. The independence of the court must be defended.”