Holder Responds to Request from 5th Circuit Judge
By Hadley Heath
The Department of Justice has responded to the Judge Jerry Smith's request for a 3-page letter regarding the President's remarks from Monday.
Holder writes that while the power of the Courts to review Acts of Congress is beyond dispute, challengers must bring a case that "invokes the jurisdiction of a court and presents a justiciable challenge." Although Holder does not repeat President Obama's remarks anywhere in the letter, he ends the letter saying, "The President's remarks were fully consistent with the principles described herein."