Federal Judge Rips Obama’s Lawyers..Mocks Them

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer, during the Investiture ceremony for U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ron Machen. May 24, 2010. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.
U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer, during the Investiture ceremony for U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ron Machen. May 24, 2010. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

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The federal judge who is hearing the House case against Obama for arbitrarily changing the provisions in the Obamacare bill passed by democrats ripped Obama’s lawyers and embarassed them in open court as they tried to get the case tossed out because they say the House can’t show damage in the case.  The judge, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, was incredulous and repeatedly asked Obama’s lawyers if Obama could overturn an act of Congress merely because he didn’t agree with it.

Justice Department lawyers argued that US demands that the House show damage in order to have standing.  Judge Collyer interrupted asking:

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“So it is your position that if the House of Representatives affirmatively voted not to fund something … then that vote can be ignored by the administration, because after all, no one can sue them?”

Obama’s lead attorney,  Joel McElvain, told the judge that he wasn’t arguing the merits of the case, only that the House could not point to any damages caused by Obama’s actions.  (This is the part I really love)  Judge Collyer then turned to McElvain and said :

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