Holder Defends Obama's Comments On High Court To Judge

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The Justice Department does not dispute the power of federal courts to review laws passed by Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Thursday in a letter to a Fifth Circuit judge who took issue with the president's recent comments on the U.S. Supreme Court's review of his health care law.

“The power of the courts to review the constitutionality of legislation is beyond dispute,” Holder said. “The Supreme Court resolved this question in Marbury v. Madison. In that case, the court held that 'it is emphatically...
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