This is not about criminal law, but it is central to the question some of us thought had been resolved in 1803: Does the judicial branch or the executive branch have the final say over the constitutionality of statutes? President Obama, a former lecturer in Constitutional Law at the prestigious University of Chicago Law School -- and now perpetually on the campaign trail -- said the other day that it would be "unprecedented" for the courts to nullify the Affordable Care Act.
Today, a Fifth Circuit panel directed an attorney for the government to state within 48 hours whether the President is serious about this nonsense.
My goodness. Where is Ron Ziegler when we need to render some Presidential statements "inoperative?"