TRUMP POINTS FINGER AT COURTS AGAIN | Is SCOTUS Too Gun Shy?
January 3, 2019
POINTING THE FINGER|
On Wednesday, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP in a Cabinet meeting blamed a federal court for killing a deal between Republicans and Democrats to codify DACA. Trump said he’d been nearing a deal with Democrats in November to protect DACA legislatively in exchange for heightened border security — but that Democrats walked away after a federal appeals court ruled in their favor. But Ian Kullgren with POLITICO reports that Trump thinks Democrats will return to the table if and when the Supreme Court rules in his favor.
DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS|
Also during that televised cabinet meeting, PRESIDENT TRUMP said he thinks SCOTUS will overturn Obamacare and rule it down as unconstitutional. Then, he said, Democrats and Republicans will have to sit down and work together on a new health care plan. Jessie Hellmann with The Hill reports.
Linda Greenhouse with The New York Times weighs in on what she’s seeing as a “call to arms” over the Second Amendment. She notes that there is a growing interest for the Supreme Court to do a lot more in the way of solidifying Americans’ right to bear arms. However, she writes, “The Supreme Court’s appetite for expanding the Second Amendment, if such an appetite develops, will be wildly out of sync with the mood of the country.” And she says if SCOTUS does decide to develop such an appetite “it’s good news to anyone who would like to accelerate the collapse of public confidence in the one organ of government that at the moment seems to stand between us and disaster.”
RIGHT ON CUE|
In The Wall Street Journal, Ilya Shapiro and Matthew Larosiere argue that the Supreme Court is too gun shy when it comes to the Second Amendment. They say, justices must do more to define the right and determine the role guns can and should play in this country.