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211133-scotuss-shellacking-of-obamaThe Hill:

President Obama has endured a painful Supreme Court term, suffering a series of bitter defeats at the hands of justices who, at times, took direct aim at his policies.


The White House has had losses in cases involving campaign finance, organized labor and the limits of presidential power, among others.


The term was capped on Monday when the court delivered a blow to ObamaCare by ruling its contraception mandate violated federal law.

“This was a rough year for the administration,” UCLA law professor Adam Winkler said.

Winkler and other court watchers, however, say the damage could have been far worse, given the makeup of the conservative leaning court.

On paper, the Obama administration actually fared better in the just-concluded term than it has in the last few years, with the Solicitor General prevailing 60 percent of the time, Winkler said.

But, with some notable exceptions, the White House found itself on the losing end of most of the term’s biggest cases.Scissors-32x32.png

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The Constitutional Lawyer in the White House Has Lost Unanimously at the Supreme Court 20 Times


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, successfully. President Barack Obama has not. He has never argued a case at the Supreme Court at all. That didn’t stop his spokesmen from playing the constitutional lawyer credential card when reacting to the Hobby Lobby defeat on Monday.


Sen. Cruz is also an excellent troll, very much a match for Obama on that score. Obama treats matters of law as opportunities to troll — see both his handling of the border and his Obamacare abortifacient mandate. Obama is trolling everyone on one thing or another.


Cruz is trolling Obama on his record of getting his backside handed to him by SCOTUS. The president has lost 20 cases by unanimous decision since January 2009 according to Sen. Cruz. In some of those cases, the president’s administration argued for some sweeping, disturbing powers.Scissors-32x32.png



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