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.

A copy of the letter is here.

Bottom line:

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."


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