Judge Andrew Napolitano called out President Obama this morning for "attacking" the Supreme Court during his time in office.


Judge Nap: Obama Can't 'Intimidate' the Supreme Court on ObamaCare


 

In remarks from the G7 summit recently, Obama maintained there is no legal basis for the justices to overturn a key provision on ObamaCare subsidies.

The ruling is expected to come down within the next week. Obama argued it's an "easy case" that never should have gotten to the highest court in the first place.

"It's not something that should be done based on a twisted interpretation of four words in, as we were reminded repeatedly, a couple of thousand page piece of legislation," said Obama, predicting that "the Supreme Court's going to do what most legal scholars who have looked at this would expect them to do."

By making these comments, Judge Napolitano said that the president was trying to prepare the American people for a decision that he expects to lose. 

"If he does lose that, the [ObamaCare] statute is eviscerated. But he's basically gonna say, 'Big deal. It's just nine people in black robes. Who cares?' When he says things like that, it undermines the fabric of American law," said Napolitano, adding that there is "antipathy" from some of the justices toward the president. 

The judge said that sentiment goes back to 2010 when the president offended some of the justices by criticizing their decision in the Citizens United case.

"Half the Supreme Court no longer goes to the State of the Union addresses given by this president because he has shown them such disrespect," said Napolitano. 

He pointed out that past presidents have criticized members of the Supreme Court based on ideological differences, but Obama "attacks the court as an institution" and "undermines public respect for the court."

Yesterday, Judge Napolitano said his "gut feeling" is that the court will decide to uphold the law that allows the ObamaCare subsidies.

Watch the judge's full analysis above.


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