Enforcement of Court Opinions

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    How do the courts enforce opinions? What would prevent the President from telling the Supreme Court to kiss his ass and direct the AG to have the FBI do something even if the USSC or Congress doesn't like it?

    What is to prevent a State government from telling the USSC that "Thanks, but it's only your opinion, so we'll do it our way." ?
     
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    nothing other than voluntary obedience to the constitution

    laws punish but don't protect
     
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    Thank you. So, declaring a state law against same sex sodomy to be unconstitutional is enenforceable? Texas could tell the USSC that "We like it our way" and there is nothing to be done?
     
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    The executive branch has the duty to execute the laws. They are the teeth. They can call out the national guard if a state tries non-compliance. IE Civil Rights.
     
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    Did you mean to say that the USSC has the authority to call out the NG? IF so, I must disagree. While I am not a legal scholar, I have a small amount of legal knowlege within the realm of military application.

    If OTOH you meant that the executive is supposed to enforce the judiciary, I understand that. But what about if the executive cannot stomach the judiciary since they are becoming more activist all the time. Did or did not Gov Bush have the ability to order State Troopers into the hospice? I have read elsewhere that opinions are not enforceable upon any party. But I can't find it anywhere now.
     
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    No the President does, not the courts. I suppose GW could have called the NG out, but I would assume he'd be impeached for such an act.
     
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    That would depend on getting enough congressional votes tho but you know that.

    How many "wars" have we been in now without Congress declaring them?
     
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    Since there were no laws being broken, Gov Bush had no authority to send troopers into the hospice. I'm alarmed by the number of people who seem to want throw the law aside any time they are in disagreement with it. If you don't like a law, get it changed. If you can't get it changed, you have two choices; live with it or find yourself another country/state.
     
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    Which is why I said I assumed he would have been impeached.
     
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    Unless he got involved in a sex scandal and perjured himself in court...then they'd have to let him slide! :teeth:
     

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