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    Sessions' reversals on four Obama positions validated by Supreme Court


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    Sessions' reversals on four Obama positions validated by Supreme Court

    Post  sinister_midget on Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:37 pm

    Sessions' reversals on four Obama positions validated by Supreme Court

    It seems the Trump administration knows the law better than the Obama administration.

    As though that's a difficult thing to do. My dog knows more about the law than Obama and his clowns.

    But they didn't need to know it. They did what they wanted. If anybody tried to stop them (McConnell, Ryan and more than half of the Republicans wouldn't), they still held the reigns of enforcement and investigation. Holder/Lynch/DOJ and the FBI were under their tyrannical control. So if they were told something they were doing wasn't legal or it was questionable, they ignored that and did what they planned to do all along.

    The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed positions of the Obama administration in four cases decided by the Supreme Court this year — and won all four of them.

    They included constitutional technicalities, such as whether a certain set of appointments needed Senate confirmation, and politically charged cases over cutting names from voter lists and labor unions charging dues to unwilling workers.

    “In four cases, after careful review, we changed the department’s position in order to follow the law,” Mr. Sessions said Wednesday as the court closed out its term. “The favorable Supreme Court decisions in all four cases reflect that we took the proper course of action. The decisions speak for themselves.”

    Reversals of position at the department are a big deal and set tongues wagging in legal circles.

    That was the case last year when the Trump administration said it was backing an Illinois state employee who objected to being forced to pay dues to a labor union he didn’t belong to, and which took stances he disagreed with.

    The Obama administration sided with the unions — and a 1977 Supreme Court precedent — in saying the state could make the dues mandatory.

    The court overturned that precedent this week, sided with the administration and ruled 5-4 in favor of the employee.

    Yet another reversal came in the voter registration case out of Ohio, where the state has a policy of removing names of people who don’t vote in several consecutive elections and don’t respond to notices.

    During oral argument in the court this year, Justice Sonia Sotomayor chided Solicitor General Noel Francisco on the department’s new position, saying it contradicted decades of Justice Department stances under both Republican and Democratic administrations.

    “After that many presidents, that many solicitor generals, this many years … how did the solicitor general change its mind?” She demanded.

    Mr. Francisco said the law changed in 2002 and that his office was recognizing the new standard.

    The court agreed with him, ruling 5-4 in favor of Ohio.

    The justices also sided with the administration in a case over forced arbitration clauses in labor contracts, another 5-4 ruling, and in a case over appointments to the Securities and Exchange Commission, in which the Trump administration position prevailed 7-2.

    Lawyers said the Justice Department reversals amounted to a housecleaning.

    “It seems like wiping everything Obama did from the books,” Lucas A. Powe Jr., a law professor at the University of Texas, told The Washington Times earlier this year.

    Not enough. But it's a start.

    The American Dream is to be Donald Trump.
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