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Jeffrey Anderson: Obama: Striking Down an Act of Congress Would Be ‘Unprecedented’ April 3, 2012

Rather amazingly, President Obama stood at a podium between Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and Mexican president Felipe Calderon on Monday and declared that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to strike down “a law that was passed by a strong majority” of Congress. The law that Obama had in mind, of course, is Obamacare — which was passed by employing the “Cornhusker Kickback” to overcome a Senate filibuster without a vote to spare, twisting enough arms to squeeze it through the House by the tally of 219 to 212, and using the highly unconventional reconciliation process to get the House’s changes back through the Senate when the votes weren’t available to pass those changes via the normal legislative process.

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