5 Times the Obama Administration found itself on the wrong side of the law


The Obama Administration does not have a stellar track record when it comes to getting affirmation for its radical agenda in the U.S. court system. Unfortunately, when the President of the United States isn’t blatantly ignoring the law, he’s looking for ways to at least sidestep or tweak it. Thankfully, he’s been pretty unsuccessful once challenged in court.

1. National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. When the president tried to do some improper recess appointments. Yeah, that didn’t work out so well.

2. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. When the president tried to tell private companies they had to violate their religious beliefs. The courts smacked that down pretty hard.

3. Arizona v. United States. When Obama’s DOJ tried to convince the Supreme Court it should have the power to overrule state law anytime it wants. Yeah, all nine of the justices rejected that argument.

4. United States v. Jones. When the Obama Administration tried to argue it had the prerogative to electronically track and monitor U.S. citizens anytime, anywhere, for any reason. Once again, the Supreme Court unanimously laughed that argument out of its chambers.

5. Last, but certainly not least, the Obama Administration was on the losing end of a ruling earlier this week from U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen. In a major win for the rule of law, the judge temporarily halted the president’s amnesty program.