Does the Supreme Court have the authority and power?

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Does the Supreme Court have the authority and power to strike down Federal laws?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    6.8%
  1. RetiredGySgt
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    Does the court have the authority and power to strike down Federal laws passed by the Congress and signed by the President?
     
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    I will go out on a limb and make a prediction that few on the left answer this question.
     
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    Why yes, yes they do.
     
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    What are they doing now?
    Unconstitutional and Preempted Laws 1789-2002
    According to the GPO (Government Printing Office Database):

    1789-2002 Acts of Congress Held as Unconstitutional..............................158

    1789-2002 State Statutes held unconstitutional......................................935

    1789-2002 City Ordinances held unconstitutional....................................222

    1789-2002 State and City laws preempted by Federal laws.......................224

    Total State, Local and Federal Laws Declared Unconstitutional................1,315

    Total State and Local Law Preempted by Federal Laws..............................224

    Total Laws Overturned, all governments..............................................1,539

    Don't have a clue? Update I voted No folks!
     
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    Obama must answer it to Federal court - in writing, three pages double spaced, within 48 hours.

    LOL
     
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    And the justice department is going to get to tell the 5th circuit in a three page, single spaced document just whether or not our so-called "Constitutional Scholar" Moron-In-Chief feels the same way.

    This could be his contraception issue. Why Romney isn't blasting him on this I don't know.

    Independents are going to be scared to death by a POTUS who does not follow the basics of the Constitution (regardless of the fact that he was a PC appointement to the Harvard Law Review).
     
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    They do if the laws are unconstitutional, imho.
     
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    Well I guess that depends on how you look at it. The SCOTUS seized the power of judicial review in Marbury v. Madison and Jefferson just went with it because he was between a rock and a hard place. According to the constitution they are not guaranteed that power...according to tradition they are. Basically, the answer is "yes" they do but not because they are constitutionally guaranteed such power. It's because Chief Justice John Marshall said so and no one bitched.
     
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    You know, unless a person reads conservative blogs or news, the average Joe won't even hear about this latest Obama assault on America.
     
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    Yes. When there is a “plain showing that Congress has exceeded its constitutional bounds.” United States v. Morrison (2000).
     

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