Friday, March 14, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Second Amendment Case,
Refuses to Prohibit Police from Using Lawful Gun Ownership
as a Trigger for ‘No-Knock’ Police Raids:
"The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal and refused to hear the case of a man in Texas who was SWAT teamed by police in a ‘no-knock’ raid, under the justification that he was a registered gun owner."
"A lower court had originally ruled that police acted within the law when they entered John Quinn’s house unannounced on the suspicion that he had legally-owned firearms in his possession.By refusing to grant a petition for certiorari on the ruling, the Supreme Court has essentially sanctioned the notion that police need not abide by the Fourth Amendment if they suspect there are firearms in a person’s home. The refusal to hear the case also upholds significant intrusions on Second Amendment rights."
"Civil rights group The Rutherford Institute took up the case following the lower court rejection of Quinn’s objection to the “no-knock” entry. In the petition to the Supreme Court, Rutherford attorneys presented the argument that Americans legally owning firearms and exercising Second Amendment rights is not sufficient grounds to define police as being in danger during the execution of search warrants. Thus, attorneys submitted, the raid was unconstitutional."
Posted by John at 3:11 PM
OBAMA, USED TO ASSIGNING UNLIMITED POWERS TO HIMSELF, THREATENS VETOES OF CONGRESSIONAL BILLS REQUIRING HIM TO FOLLOW THE LAW
Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law:
"President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it "violates the separation of powers" by encroaching on his presidential authority."
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503
March 12, 2014
STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY
H.R. 4138 – Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect
Congressional Enactments of the Law (ENFORCE the Law) Act of 2014
(Rep. Gowdy, R-South Carolina, and 11 cosponsors)
The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 4138 because it violates the separation of powers by
purporting to permit the Congress to challenge in court the exercise by the President of one of his
core constitutional functions – taking care that Federal laws are faithfully executed.
Congress ordinarily has the power to define the bounds of the Executive Branch's enforcement
authority under particular statutes, and persons who claim to be harmed by the Executive
Branch's actions may challenge them as inconsistent with the governing statute. But the power
the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly
discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds
constitutional limitations. Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the
courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes.
If the President were presented with H.R. 4138, his senior advisors would recommend that he
veto the bill.
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Obama Declares Budget Cuts
Don't Apply to OBAMACARE: