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The Biden regime continues to suffer losses in court at the hands of that stubborn little document called the U.S. Constitution. Fox News contributor and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley joined host Laura Ingraham to detail Biden’s legal setbacks on the network’s “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday.
Given the legal challenges to current vaccine mandates that affect healthcare industry employees and military members – many of which are likely to end up in the Supreme Court – Turley has seen little success in Biden’s attempts to control the behavior of the populace.
“It’s been a remarkably bad run for the White House. They’ve racked up a number of losses in notably different areas,” he said.
“These are mandates related to federal contractors, also a mandate with regard to Medicare, dealing with facilities, and then of course the big OSHA ruling, and all of those courts said that they don’t see at the preliminary injunction stage, the clear authority for the government to do what it did.”
Turley said he believes that U.S. district courts are finally taking a stance against so-called “workarounds” to the U.S. Constitution that seek to clear the way for the deprivation of individual rights and overreach of the executive branch and its federal agencies.
“In fact,” Turley explained, “the Fifth Circuit cited Biden’s own chief of staff, Ron Klain, who really was ill-advised when cited or retweeted a statement that this was all ‘a workaround’ – that it acknowledged that they didn’t have constitutional authority to do this directly, so Klain retweeted that ‘we found a workaround.’”
He continued, “Courts don’t take to workarounds in the Constitution. They like to see direct authority — and many of the problems that they’ve [Biden admin.] encountered have been an effort to avoid notice and comment.”
Turley added, “So there’s a host of issues here that courts are flagging and they’re really racking up quite a litany of losses.”
President Biden and his minions haven’t even been trying to hide the ball when it comes to executive overreach; something the Left persistently screamed bloody murder over whenever they thought Trump was abusing his power, even though Biden issued more executive orders in his first 100 days than the last three of his presidential predecessors combined.
One notable example was the attempted extension on the moratorium on evictions that was ultimately struck down by the Supreme Court, (an extension which Biden knew was illegal) so he simply had the CDC attempt to enforce one. During those machinations, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the administration had asked the CDC to consider issuing a 30-day moratorium, but noted that the agency had “been unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium.”
“Whether that option will pass constitutional measure with this administration, I can’t tell you. I don’t know,” Biden told media members at the time.
And in his typically mendacious fashion, then President-elect Biden famously said more than once – though the mainstream media famously forgets it – that as president he wouldn’t impose mask mandates nor would he impose vaccine mandates, ostensibly due to the unconstitutionality of doing so.
“No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory,” Biden said of vaccines at a press conference in Delaware in December of 2020.
“But I would do everything in my power — just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide — I will do everything in my power as president of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing. And when they do it, demonstrate that it matters.”
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