The POTUS and the SCOTUS

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Salty

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    The Constitution of the US provides for the President to appoint a person to the Supreme Court - with the Advice of the Senate.
    It also provides for the Supreme Court to declare a law as unconstitutional.

    This comes under the heading of separation of powers.

    Recently The Obama administration on Friday urged the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act in a brief that calls the law unconstitutional because it violates "the fundamental guarantee of equal protection."
    Is this a responsibility of the President? Or should "advising" the SCOTUS be off limits for the Executive Dep?

    Before you answer too quick - suppose President Salty urged the Supreme Court to over turn Roe vs Wade. Would that be acceptable.

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