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Obama eases rhetoric about Supreme Court on health care

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday eased his rhetoric on the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on health care reform but repeated his belief that the justices should follow legal precedent and uphold the law's constitutionality.

"The point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution and our laws and all of us have to respect it," he said. "But it's precisely because of that extraordinary power that the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to our duly-elected legislature, our Congress."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Obama: perhaps issuing what could only be characterized as a not-so-veiled threat against the Supreme Court's power, and capabilities withing the US Federal System of government, was not quite the smartest thing you could have done, and may well push those who were perhaps ambivalent about letting this legislation stand into striking it down completely.

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