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Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Obama talks with Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, before the “42” movie screening with Robinson family members, cast, and crew in the Family Theater at the White House, April 2, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

EDT

11:15: The President departs the White House

12:55: Arrives Michigan, Willow Run Airport

3:0: Delivers remarks, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

3:30: First Lady Michelle Obama, School Children, and Foodcorps Leaders Plant the Sixth Annual White House Kitchen Garden

4:0: The President departs Michigan

CDT

4:0: Arrives Chicago, O’Hare International Airport

4:45: Attends a DNC event, Chicago Cut Steakhouse (Closed Press)

6:55: Delivers remarks and answers questions at a DNC dinner, Private Residence

8:30: Departs Chicago

EDT

11:25: Arrives the White House

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Tom Toles: Obamacare a Huge Success

Let’s introduce a new category into the discussion. So far we’ve had two. The first is that Obamacare may make it by the skin of its teeth. The second is that’s it’s a total failure and the worst thing since unsliced bread. Time for a third: It’s a huge success and a triumph and a historic achievement and an immeasurable benefit to the American people.

I’ll stake out this lonely ground, because the allowed media narratives have other things to do….

More here

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The People’s View: President Obama Opens Can of Whoop-Ass on Opponents of Health Care as Exchanges Enroll 7.1 Million

Hours ago, a triumphant President Obama opened a can of whoop-ass on opponents of the Affordable Care Act as he announced 7.1 million Americans have already signed up for health insurance through the exchanges – beating even the best estimates of 7 million. The number is likely to inch even higher as individuals who began their application before yesterday’s deadline are allowed to finish their sign-ups. Just months ago, pundits were Very Seriously (TM) postulating that it won’t even cross 5 million.

The president openly called out Republican governors for obstructing the health care law and keeping millions more who could get health insurance today from getting it (5 million, to be exact, is the number of people GOP governors are denying health care to by refusing a fully federally funded expansion of Medicaid).

More here

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TPM: Obamacare Enrollment Is Far From Over

With the recent closure of the initial enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is enormous jockeying around interpreting the number of enrollees in state and federal exchanges. Proponents and opponents of the law are interpreting the preliminary numbers in the way that best makes their case. But what neither side is emphasizing enough is that enrollment in the ACA is far from over now that March 31st has passed. This is because millions of individuals will lose their insurance during 2014 – and Obamacare will be there to catch them.

More here

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Steve Benen: In search of ‘any plausible alternative’

When President Obama took a brief victory lap on the South Lawn yesterday afternoon, he included a specific taunt that, by my ear, seemed ad-libbed.

“[T]his law is doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s working. It’s helping people from coast to coast, all of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people or undermine the law, or try to repeal the law without offering any plausible alternative so hard to understand. I’ve got to admit, I don’t get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance?”

Note how this turns the Republican line against them. Indeed, Obama’s questions need not be rhetorical — why are so many on the right working so hard to deny Americans access to affordable medical care? Why haven’t the ACA’s critics bothered to present a plausible alternative?

More here

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TPM: Conservatives Discover That Obamacare Will Help A Lot Of People

Obamacare crossed the 7 million sign-ups milestone before the midnight deadline Monday, sparking angst and introspection among conservative policy wonks about the future of their quest to wipe the health care law off the books.

Central to their dilemma is the emerging discovery that many people will end up benefiting from Obamacare. Despite the health care law’s problems, unanswered questions and unknown costs, it can hardly be denied that millions of American are slated to reap the benefits of its insurance subsidies, the Medicaid expansion and beefed-up consumer protections.

More here

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Politicususa: Stephen Colbert Flawlessly Mocks Republican Heartbreak In Wake Of Obamacare Success

On Tuesday night’s episode of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert began the show with a bang. The mock conservative host lampooned Republicans by lamenting the fact that millions of Americans now have health insurance. He then showed clips from earlier in the day revealing that due to Obamacare, 7.1 million people have been able to obtain a private health insurance plan in the marketplace.

After playing those clips, Colbert complained about how crowded his doctor’s office will be now that there will be 7.1 million other patients in line before him. He then pointed out that in recent weeks, conservatives had assured him that there was no way that the ACA would meet its goal. This was followed by clips from right-wing pundits, mostly on Fox News, stating with absolute certainty that Obamacare would fall far short of its intended target.

The clips Colbert played included some priceless statements from notable conservatives…

More here

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Greg Sargent: Obamacare is a disaster. But KyNect is awesome!

The office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear just announced that more than 370,000 people have now signed up for Obamacare on KyNect, the state exchange. More than one out of every dozen Kentuckians — 8.6 percent of the state population — now has obtained coverage through the exchange, Beshear’s office said, claiming that a preliminary analysis has established that three out of four enrollees has reported that they were uninsured before signing up.

Beshear’s office adds that more than 21,000 signed up in the last three days alone.

But as recently as three days ago, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was denouncing Obamacare as “disastrous,” lamenting the “catastrophic effects” the law has had on Kentucky families, and insisting that “the pain caused by this terrible law is easy to see.”

More here

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Ugh, hate linking to anything by Zeke Miller, but this is a good read:

Time: All The President’s Celebrities: How The White House Used Stars To Sell Obamacare

The Obama administration turned to a powerful source to help persuade 7 million uninsured Americans to enroll in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act — a veritable army of celebrities

In the summer of 2013, when the White House was gearing up to sell the Affordable Care Act, senior aide Valerie Jarrett convened a meeting of some of the nation’s biggest celebrities to secure their advice and help sell the law to the American public.

The meeting brought together singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, actor and on-off White House staffer Kal Penn and comedienne Amy Poehler, as well as Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and YouTube Comedy’s Daniel Kellison, and representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and Bon Jovi. Nine months and hundreds of videos, tweets and media appearances later, the White House believes the meeting paid dividends, with the celebrities helping the administration enroll more than 7.04 million people in Obamacare through Monday night, the end of the open enrollment period in the healthcare exchanges.

More here

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Charles Pierce: Mr. Ryan’s Opus

Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin, and most recent First Runner-Up in our national vice-presidential pageant, has released another “budget,” this one a sham even by his remarkable standards because this is an election year and nobody is going to vote for a budget, even a fake one, unless it includes free money, doughnuts, and oral sex for everyone in the country. Anyway, it’s pretty much what we have come to expect from Ryan. More money for the military, more granny-starving for the rest of us.

More here

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On This Day

First Lady Michelle Obama poses with G-20 Summit Spouses at the Royal Opera House in London, April 2, 2009 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama is seen through an oval window as he meets with senior staff members Robert Gibbs, left, and David Axelrod following a press conference at the G-20 Summit at the ExCel Centre in London, England, April 2, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama walks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, left, and President Felipe Calderón of Mexico following their joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, April 2, 2012 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Obama looks out over the Rose Garden as he walks along the Colonnade of the White House, April 2, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama talks with, from left, Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, and Vice President Biden in the Oval Office, April 2, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, during the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, April 2, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama, alongside Harrison Ford and Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s widow, welcomes high school and college students from across the country for a workshop with the cast and crew of the film 42, April 2, 2013

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MoooOOOooorning!


88 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 4 desertflower
    April 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

    :) :) :) Thank you, Bradley Cooper:)

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/04/how-bradley-cooper-helped-save-obamacare

    Two-time Oscar-nominee and French speaker Bradley Cooper was at the White House for a February 11 state dinner with French President François Hollande. Cooper met with Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to discuss ways he could help promote Obamacare sign-ups.

    Cooper, according to Politico, pitched Jarrett on Between Two Ferns, the viral mock-interview series hosted by Zach Galifianakis, Cooper’s cast mate from The Hangover movies. Cooper reportedly took out his cell phone and put Galifianakis on speaker. The host was game, and Jarrett and Press Secretary Jay Carney sold Obama on the idea. One month after Cooper floated the idea to Jarrett, the public was watching the president mock The Hangover and deliver his own Obamacare pitch to the American people. Healthcare.gov traffic increased by almost 40 percent compared with the day prior, and FunnyorDie—where Between Two Ferns lives—was the Web site’s biggest source of referrals that day.

    • 5 COS
      April 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

      GM Chips, Vetivera, DF and TOD friends.

    • 7 amk for obama
      April 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

      that interview obviously had an impact on the enrollment numbers among the young’uns.

      • 8 57andfemale
        April 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

        Appears that that was the turning point, although the publicity campaign in the last month was excellent.

        Imagine if the administration had been able to do that from Day One and been able to send out information to every American, like Medicare Part D and Romneycare was promoted. Instead of paltry poll numbers, Americans would have been stoked to sign up from Day One.

        It’s been a terrible uphill battle and it isn’t over by a long shot. The REAL ‘breaking news’ is that millions of Americans saw through the lies and were willing to crawl over broken glass to get the peace of mind of access to affordable health care. THAT’s the real story.

        • 9 Judith Fardig
          April 2, 2014 at 11:05 am

          Agree, 57! Enjoyed listening and watching POTUS and VPOTUS “dancing in the end zone” as MSM dismissively put it. If such things are ever done in the Obama White House, maybe they will invite Zach Galafinakis to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom.

  2. 10 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 10:14 am
    • 11 amk for obama
      April 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

      democracy, the murkan style.

      Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve – George Bernard Shaw

    • 12 Lovepolitics2008
      April 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

      What ? And here I had a little hope that seeing what’s happening in real life with Sheldon Aldeson, the Koch Brothers, etc. had shamed John Roberts a bit…

    • 13 Lovepolitics2008
      April 2, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Wow, pretty discouraging. I just KNOW that some day, some day, these horrible decisions will be reversed. But after lots of damage and tribulations to the american society.

      My only consolation: In the future, when all the dust will have settled, the conservative justices in the Roberts Court will go down as the worst Justices in the history of the USA. History will NOT be kind to them.

      In the mean time: democrats have only one strategy: make the support of billionaires TOXIC. Make it so toxic that when a local, state, or national candidate has so much money that he can flood the airwaves with negative ads, people will tune out because they will IMMEDIATELY think “Koch money”, or “Wall Street money”, etc…

      • 14 Lovepolitics2008
        April 2, 2014 at 11:36 am

        Ok, reading hopefruit below, maybe we jumped the gun too fast. Still, Citizen United alone is a disgrace and WILL be reversed someday I’m sure. It will get worse before it gets better though.

  3. 15 0388jojothecat
    April 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Just heard scouts just opened the floodgates to bbillionaires to purchase our democracy. A sad day for America…ffirst they allow the pols to suppress the vote then to buy it.

  4. 16 57andfemale
    April 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Did I just hear right? SCOTUS struck down ALL limits on campaign contributions?

    • 17 57andfemale
      April 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

      What infuriates me – Kennedy said that he went with CU unless he saw that indeed it would be abused. And it was. And he doesn’t give a shit.

      If every Dem and every Dem-leaning voter doesn’t vote…….

    • 18 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

      No, the limits are still in place for individuals, but struck down for overall campaign contributions. This hasn’t changed much in my opinion – not sure I agree with the hysteria I’m seeing on Twitter. 2012 showed us that money cannot buy elections – as PBO said, Adelson could’ve just given him $150M to drop out of the race instead of throwing that money at loser Willard….

      • 19 amk for obama
        April 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

        I disagree. Obama is the exception that proves the rule. There are no more Obama’s to save the dem party unless they suck up to the rich. Remember PBO’s first speech to congress with the corrupt supremes sitting in front of them while he eviscerated cu?

        • 20 hopefruit2
          April 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

          Yes I see your point, which makes a lot of sense – but I feel that the court simply made “legal” what was already being done anyway. Let’s see how this plays out for the 2014 midterms.

      • 21 57andfemale
        April 2, 2014 at 10:48 am

        I see. Thanks, hopefruit. There were virtually no limits anyway.

        We need to fight for sunshine laws. These billionaires buying our democracy should have to prominently display who they are, etc. I remember McTurtle whining that such a law would be a ‘violation of their free speech and their identities could be used against them and their companies.” Well yeah! We should be able to shine a light on our tax breaks, your labor practices, your raping of the environment before you buy an election.

        • 22 hopefruit2
          April 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

          Yes, agree there ought to be laws requiring disclosure of individual and institutional donors – so that shadiness and front groups are a thing of the past, and people are held accountable for the financing decisions they make.

      • 23 Lovepolitics2008
        April 2, 2014 at 11:41 am

        My concern is that the republicans have taken note. They will find their own computer geeks and they will attract them with … what else… MONEY… Many computer geeks are good “capitalists”. The founder of Facebook to cite just one example…

        One thing republicans have against them though is that people who accept to work with the republican party are usually pretty self-centered and want to get some PERSONAL GAIN, hence they siphon a lot of money for themselves…

  5. 24 amk for obama
    April 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I hate fucking kneecappers joining the victory parade.

  6. 25 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 10:22 am
    • 26 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Mark my word, this is going to backfire for the GOP. It already started to in 2012, but as time goes on, it will be more pronounced. What these RWers don’t seem to understand is that $$ thrown at a dysfunctional system only makes it MORE dysfunctional. The Republican party is fundamentally flawed and in light of the changing demographics and their refusal to honestly assess what needs to change, will become more flawed. No amount of cash flow will address the fatal flaws in the Republican party – only make it worse.

  7. 30 Paulita
    April 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Just wanted to share this thought about the speech.

    Did you notice the gentle but definitive “side podium pat” just before he stepped away after his speech? Serving as a caregiver in one of my many adventures in life, I know the value of touch and timing. I took it personally.

    Ms. Chipsticks I felt he was addressing this blog when Pres. Obama thanked everybody else who contributed to getting the word out. In evaluating the future of this site, please consider the health, joy, nurturing and most importantly,Truth, that – coming up on 25million – hits this community have contributed in the service of this country.

    Like Nancy Smash – you should feel very proud of what you have accomplished here.

  8. 33 Nerdy Wonka
    April 2, 2014 at 10:24 am
  9. April 2, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Just added to schedule:

    3:30: First Lady Michelle Obama, School Children, and Foodcorps Leaders Plant the Sixth Annual White House Kitchen Garden

  10. April 2, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    Fabulous coverage yesterday…as usual!

  11. 50 Nerdy Wonka
    April 2, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Torn about this new decision from conservatives on SCOTUS. On the one hand, it gives political parties a little bit of freedom from Super PACs that come in and destroy everything. On the other hand, it’s insane and taking us down a dangerous road. When one says elections matter, one means it.

    {snip}

    What’s more, the parties and Congress itself could benefit from the ruling. Since the 2010 Citizens United decision, super-PACs and political nonprofits (and the consultants who run them) have gorged on million-dollar donations because they can raise and spend unlimited cash. Political parties cannot rake in the cash so freely, and they’ve struggled as a result. University of California–Irvine law professor Rick Hasen, who did not support McCutcheon’s cause, nonetheless has argued that the decision could reinvigorate the parties and maybe scale back the gridlock crippling Congress.

    What are critics of the McCutcheon decision saying?

    Campaign finance reformers fear the ruling will lead to more political corruption and more dependence—within Congress and on the campaign trail—on the very wealthiest Americans. They also worry that this is another bad precedent that could lead to the erosion of what’s left of the nation’s campaign finance laws.

    What comes next?

    Although the court’s majority opinion in McCutcheon, written by Roberts, blew up the FEC’s aggregate limits, it did not take a broader swipe at campaign finance restrictions in general. Court-watchers feared a decision in McCutcheon that would open the door to future legal assaults on the bedrock of campaign finance law: direct contribution limits, such as the $2,600 limit to candidates, the $5,000 limit to PACs and party committees, and so on.

    {snip}

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/supreme-court-mccutcheon-citizens-united

  12. 51 japa21
    April 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Wow, double feature today. Thanks.

    When PBO was talking about not understanding why some people would want to prevent people from getting affordable health care, it was interesting. There was a long pause between the first time he asked the question and the second. I think he was really trying to avoid saying what he was probably thinking and really wanted to say.

    He does know the answer to that question. People hate him and therefore anything he tries to accomplish. Make that some people, mostly white, older, male, etc. etc.

    But he really wants people to ask themselves the same question and think about it. More specifically, what type of person would want to take that opportunity away from people? 99% of the people that are against the ACA are not feeling any negative impact from the law. They are not sheeling out more money, paying more taxes, receiving less care. In fact, the vast majority that are against the individual mandate are receiving insurance benefits already and don’t even need to worry about the mandate.

    So what PBO was really saying was “Look people, somebody out there wants you to believe that this is bad, even though it is helping you and your fellow Americans. If the ACA went away tomorrow, many of you would not be impacted one way or the other, but many more of you would. And even more, millions of people who did not have access to healthcare would lose that access. Think about what kind of heartless, sociopathic people would try to do that. Do you really want them in control of this government? Because if they are, it isn’t just the ACA that is in danger, it is every other program meant to help you, your parents, your childern, your neighbors. If you are not willing to look out for others now, who is going to look out for you when you need the help? And don’t believe you will never need the help. Many fo those in dire straits rigth now were where you are right now not so long ago. Most of them didn’t think they would need the help either. Don’t let the people who don’t give a damn about you get control.”

    • 52 Judith Fardig
      April 2, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Hear hear, Japa!

    • April 2, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Japa, I only saw your Waterloo tweet this morning, it’s a gem.

      As for your analysis of yesterday, couldn’t agree more. As you said, he rarely refers to the hate leveled at him, so when he does, as he kind of did yesterday, it’s always startling to me – and painful. I foolishly wish that he’s trapped in a bubble and is unaware of the venom.

      • 54 japa21
        April 2, 2014 at 11:39 am

        I think the fact that he is aware of the venom but refuses to stoop down to the same level is at least aprt of my admiration for the man.

        • April 2, 2014 at 11:50 am

          Me too Japa, it’s beyond me how he can resist ever lashing out about it, but it’s that temperament that’s part of why he’s such a great President. That he still wants to do good for people who despise him because of the color of his skin is …. unimaginable to me.

  13. 56 Nerdy Wonka
    April 2, 2014 at 10:56 am
  14. 57 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 10:58 am
  15. 58 Judith Fardig
    April 2, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Morning, TOD! I’m happy to be out of Twtiter jail. My apologies to any of you who tried to RT any of my Tweets to climate deniers yesterday. Apparently, it was “abuse of the system” to send tweets to ALL of them in Congress using .@

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  17. 62 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 11:13 am
  18. 63 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Paging CNN!

  19. April 2, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Trying to help spread awareness:

  20. 69 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Crickets from Boskin now I would imagine…

  21. 70 japa21
    April 2, 2014 at 11:28 am
  22. 71 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Twitter tells me to follow Howard Fineman. Twitter is out of it’s mind…

  23. 73 57andfemale
    April 2, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I have a question for the smart people at TOD: In the distant past when I was in grammar and middle school, I distinctly remember being taught that, although a SCOTUS decision has the effect of law, such decisions can be deemed wrong and overturned by subsequent SCOTUS decisions.

    I have been hearing from [liberal] lawyers and others on progressive radio that once a decision is made, it would take a constitutional amendment to overturn it.

    Which statement is true?

    • 74 japa21
      April 2, 2014 at 11:37 am

      A consitutional amnedmnet would obviously work. A later court cannot specifically (I think) overturn a prior ruling, but they can rule on a similar case and decide differently, effectively neutering the prvious decision. As an example, this court has ruled that a corporation has the same rights (though not the same responsibilities) as an individual person. A laetr court, hearing a different case, can state that that ruling was erroneous and rule differently, though the specific ruling of the prior case remains in effect.

      • 75 Lovepolitics2008
        April 2, 2014 at 11:47 am

        Well said japa. The Roberts Court has demonstrated numerous times that the SCOTUS can rule independently of past rulings, haven’t they ?

      • 76 57andfemale
        April 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

        That’s exactly what I meant. Thanks for such a clear explanation.

        Alastair Cooke’s “America”: I remember him saying that a prior decision can be deemed ‘wrong’ by a different SCOTUS. And no, I didn’t learn all my civics from Alastair Cooke. I learned it in school, too!

        Excellent clarification, japa. Thanks.

        This decision, and so many of the Roberts Court – the dissent clearly refers to ‘faulty’ reasoning, and the dissent holds serious sway in subsequent decisions.

      • 77 nathkatun7
        April 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm

        My understanding is: a ruling by a prior court can be reversed by a later court, which is practically the same thing as being “overturned.” Here is a famous example: The 1896 “Plessy v. Ferguson” decision, which gave legal sanction to segregation on railroads. The “Plessy” decision became the precedent for legalizing segregation in transportation, schools, and a whole host of other areas. The “Plessy” decision was reversed (or overturned) by the 1954 “Brown v. Board of Education” decision, which outlawed segregation in public schools. The “Brown decision” then became the new precedent that the courts used to outlaw segregation in other areas besides schools. In other words, the 1954 “Brown” decision invalidated the 1896 “Plesssy” decision. Plessy can no longer be used as precedent, which is to say it was that it was no longer in effect.

        Obviously, a Constitutional Amendment is the most effective way of overturning Supreme Court decisions. But that also happens to be the hardest way to go in modern days. A constitutional Amendment, if it emanates from Congress, requires 2/3 of both houses to vote for it. Then it has to be submitted to the states for ratification. Ratification requires 3/4 (38) of the state legislatures to agree to the Amendment. The other option for amending the Constitution is for 2/3 (33) of state legislatures to agree to hold a convention to amend the constitution. Such an Amendment still has to be ratified by 3/4(38) of the state legislatures.

        There is however, another way that a Supreme Court’s decision can be modified or superseded. When the court specifically strikes down an Act of Congress, as it recently did with section 5, of Voting Rights Act, then it’s possible for Congress to write a new law or amend the law stricken down by the court, that would then supersede the Courts prior ruling; i.e. if the Supreme Court does not then strike down the new law or the amended law. In other words, when it comes to laws enacted by the Congress and invalidated by the Supreme Court, the Congress is not entirely impotent.

    • April 2, 2014 at 11:45 am

      I think you’re talking about Stare decisis and Super-stare decisis? This is a pretty complex legal issue.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precedent

      • 79 57andfemale
        April 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

        Japa covers it succinctly. See his comment.

        • 80 japa21
          April 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm

          Don’t ever take anything I say as gospel. I know it is hard to believe, but I am occasionally wrong on things.

          • 81 57andfemale
            April 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

            I refuse to believe it. You are a god.

            Aren’t you?

          • 82 57andfemale
            April 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

            I hear some of the loony left talk about a Constitutional Convention. Do they pay no attention at all to the poisonous and idiotic political climate we find ourselves in?

            Can you IMAGINE opening up that can of worms to the idiotic Southern and ignorant Western states?

            Good grief.

    • 83 Nena20409
      April 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Both are correct.

      To overturn a SCOTUS decision…….Congress, We The People and the Next SCOTUS….make-up of SCOTUS can.

      Congress can for instance, reword and make Voting Rights…..the part struck down by the SCOTUS last year better and stronger.

  24. 84 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 11:38 am
  25. 85 JER
    April 2, 2014 at 11:41 am
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  27. April 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/4/1/president-obama-opens-a-can-of-whoop-ass-on-opponents-of-health-reform

    The president came through when the least of these, the voiceless needed him to be their voice, their advocate, their president.

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    I LOVE OUR PRESIDENT…yes i do…<3 <3


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