Obama: 'Unelected' Justices Shouldn't Kill ObamaCare

President warns Supreme Court of 'judicial activism'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2012 5:42 PM CDT
President Obama gestures during a news conference on Monday, April 2, 2012, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Obama stood up for health care reform today and took a swipe at "unelected" Supreme Court justices who might rule against Obamacare, the Washington Post reports. “Ultimately, I am confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said at the White House, during a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“I just want to remind conservative commentators that for years what we have heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint—that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” he added. “Well, this has been a good example." If you haven't followed the blow-by-blow, Supreme Court justices asked tough questions during a three-day hearing that many interpreted as a death knell for ObamaCarebut not all.

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