"This time, Justice Alito shook his head as if to rebut the president’s characterization of the Citizens United decision, and seemed to mouth the words “not true.” Indeed, Mr. Obama’s description of the holding of the case was imprecise. He said the court had “reversed a century of law.
The law that Congress enacted in the populist days of the early 20th century prohibited direct corporate contributions to political campaigns. That law was not at issue in the Citizens United case, and is still on the books.”
How can you have 5 right wing justices deciding every case including Presidency in 2000? How is it possible that they interpret the constitution one way and the other justice another way? The have a life term and do not need super majority, their descions cannot be even appealed, who gives them that much power, they are not eleceted by the people. So should we have the LAW by right wing?
It's not a joke. When Obama was a law teacher (not professor) at Chicago U, he claimed a superior knowledge of the law and the Constitution than Justice Antonin Scalia ... who is universally recognized as one of the greatest legal minds of our time.
I think Obama must have that Dunning-Kruger syndrome.
Wrong again. Justice Alito was appointed by "W" ... and is an excellent, HONEST, justice who actually tries to interpret the law and the constitution honestly ... in contrast to the 4 utterly dishonest liberals on the court ...
I'm surprised the NY Slimes mentioned it at all ... but not surprised that they mischacterized Obama's statement as,"imprecise" when it was clearly incorrect, i.e., it's precision was ZERO. Either a blatant error or a blatant lie.