Apr 2, 2012 6 Comments ›› Angelia
President Obama hosted a North American summit with Canadian Prime Minister Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon today at the White House.
During this summit, the President commented on the recent Supreme Court hearings on his signature healthcare law.
Obama remains ‘confident’ that the law will be upheld and felt he had to remind ‘conservative commentators’ that for four years they complained of ‘judicial activism’ and that an ‘unelected group of people’ would overturn a ‘duly constituted and passed law’ , a scenario he compared his healthcare fight to.
“There is not only an economic element to this, a legal element to this, but there is a human element to this. And I hope that’s not forgotten in this political debate
Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress.
And I would like to remind conservative commentators that for years what we have heard is that the biggest problem is judicial activism and that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.
Well, this is a good example and I’m pretty confident this court will recognize that and not take that step”