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.

During Mr. Obama’s time in office, his Justice Department reversed course in five high court cases over eight years.

Most of those flips came around the time of his re-election. In contrast, Mr. Trump’s flips have occurred within his 15 months in office.

The Obama case reversals included the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act, retroactive sentencing, medical malpractice and international corporate liabilities, standards for employee health care, and pension plans.

His attorneys prevailed on three of those cases but lost two, the cases dealing with medical malpractice and international corporate liabilities.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said the administration’s stance-switching doesn’t affect the outcomes of the cases because the judges’ views “are largely baked in by the time oral argument occurs.”

“The switching of solicitor general doesn’t have as much of an impact as people might think,” he said.

He pointed to the union dues case as an example, saying the high court was prepared to toss the 1977 precedent when another case arose in 2016, but the death of Justice Antonin Scalia left a 4-4 divided court.

Now, with Justice Neil M. Gorsuch in place, the court finished the job with this week’s 5-4 ruling.

 

 

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Br’er Rabbit posted:

The son of one of the Supreme Court Justices was Obama's banker. How corrupt is that? Maybe that's how Obama kept his position of power, you think?

 

Silly Rabbit,,, tricks/lies are for Dems, you aren't real smart
thinking like that pellet for brains.... Who told you the Supreme
Court was also a Bank...??
Kraven posted:
Br’er Rabbit posted:

The son of one of the Supreme Court Justices was Obama's banker. How corrupt is that? Maybe that's how Obama kept his position of power, you think?

 

Silly Rabbit,,, tricks/lies are for Dems, you aren't real smart
thinking like that pellet for brains.... Who told you the Supreme
Court was also a Bank...??

Can you reply in English, now?

Kraven posted:
Br’er Rabbit posted:

The son of one of the Supreme Court Justices was Obama's banker. How corrupt is that? Maybe that's how Obama kept his position of power, you think?

 

Silly Rabbit,,, tricks/lies are for Dems, you aren't real smart
thinking like that pellet for brains.... Who told you the Supreme
Court was also a Bank...??

I see that scientists are experimenting with growing Neanderthal brains in the lab. That would provide Democrats with more brain power than they naturally possess.  Hope for them. 

direstraits posted:
Kraven posted:
Br’er Rabbit posted:

The son of one of the Supreme Court Justices was Obama's banker. How corrupt is that? Maybe that's how Obama kept his position of power, you think?

 

Silly Rabbit,,, tricks/lies are for Dems, you aren't real smart
thinking like that pellet for brains.... Who told you the Supreme
Court was also a Bank...??

I see that scientists are experimenting with growing Neanderthal brains in the lab. That would provide Democrats with more brain power than they naturally possess.  Hope for them. 

Liarstraights tries so hard. Where did i say the Supreme Court was a bank? The idiot even quoted my post. Which Supreme Court Justice has a son that's the banker of a President? It's public knowledge. I wonder why the Rethuglicans chose to attack me instead of addressing the post. I bet they don't like the subject. ha!

Kraven posted:
BR'ha,, why can't you keep up with who said what, you never could..
You must have that dumb mad bunny disease. I'll check you out..

How many fingers is this Republican holding up for you. 
Hint - It ain't five or two.......

I'm still wondering which Supreme Court Justice has a banker son and said son has loaned a President hundreds of millions of dollars and why Republicans aren't screaming about it.

Hint... it ain't 44.

 

Naio posted:

trump is of the swamp but people don't want to admit it.

Trump spent his youth and career associating with the contractors and their workers in the Bronx and Queens before advancing into Manhattan.  He understands the workers, whom the globalists no longer do.  

Attempting to replace a nation's population and a continent's, in the case of Europe, has proven to only help the elites in the globalists.  The elites assume they can keep their positions and wealth.  Doesn't work that way, especially, when the new arrivals want you dead. 

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