by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
The White House is fuming and Democrats are in a panic after liberal legal icon Lawrence Tribe — who was Barack Obama’s law professor and mentor at Harvard — shredded his former pupil, saying he is “burning the Constitution” via executive overreach.
Tribe, who has been frequently discussed as being on Obama’s “short list” for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, stunned Democrats by agreeing to oppose Obama’s war on coal and oil companies, violating the law to punish them under the guise of “climate change.”
Obama has ordered his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue new rules in an attempt to go around Congress on his radical environmental agenda.
Tribe says the White House has gone too far, and is, incredible, helping the energy companies in court, trying to stop the EPA dead in its tracks.
Next week Mr. Tribe is to deliver oral arguments for Peabody in the first federal court case about Mr. Obama’s climate change rules. Mr. Tribe argues in a brief for the case that in requiring states to cut carbon emissions, thus to change their energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable sources, the E.P.A. is asserting executive power far beyond its lawful authority under the Clean Air Act.
At a House hearing last month, Mr. Tribe likened the climate change policies of Mr. Obama to “burning the Constitution.”
“You know, I’ve cared about the environment ever since I was a kid. And you know, I taught the first environmental course in this country, and I’ve won major victories for environmental causes. But I’m committed to doing it within the law,” Tribe said.
Obama has no such respect for his oath to the Constitution.
“Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy policy,” he added.
If EPA is allowed to choose its interpretation of whether it may regulate power plants under section 111(d) and 112, the agency would essentially be making laws itself, according to Tribe.
“EPA is attempting an unconstitutional trifecta: usurping the prerogatives of the States, Congress and the Federal Courts all at once,” he said.
White House senior advisers are said to be “livid” with Tribe for his “betrayal.”
Incredible. Perhaps the most prominent jurist on the Democrat side has defected. This follows the stunning words from liberal law professor Jonathan Turley last year that Obama had
“become the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid.”
Some ‘Old School’ Democrats still respect the law. But the ‘New School’ Alinskyite Democrats believe their radical Progressive ends justify any means. And they were quick to stab Tribe in the back.
Where we used to see memes like this all over liberal blog sites:
Now we see absolute rage:
Judas and Brutus had nothing on bastard @LawrenceTribe – sold out to the Koch Brother Nazis for cash. Blacklist this traitor asshole!
— Liberals Win (@LiberalsKickAss) April 11, 2015
Why Harvard constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe "is about to be banned from a lot of cocktail parties." http://t.co/L3c1RmwIWe
— Coral Davenport (@CoralMDavenport) April 7, 2015
— Omnieater (@EdoErgoSum) April 7, 2015
— Lolamarina~verde~ (@1Lolamarina) April 7, 2015
As Wood said:
The courts seem to be stepping up as the check on Obama’s illegal dictates as the Constitution says they should. Congress has abdicated its power to the executive branch. The judicial branch does not seem to share the same mindset.
This case is just one of many working through the court system. Next week, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will rule on the halting of Obama’s executive amnesty.
Get out the popcorn. The Obama agenda’s destruction in the courts may lie dead ahead.
[h/t Western Journalism]