Sen. Cruz: Court Unanimously Rejects Obama Administration’s Arguments for Increased Power for the 10th Time

 

Sen. Cruz praises the Bond v. United States Opinion

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Bond v. United States is an important victory for federalism.  For the tenth time since January 2012, the Court unanimously rejected the Obama Administration’s argument for increased federal power,” said Sen. Cruz. “The Court held that the statute implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty cannot be interpreted to cover local criminal conduct, a power which our Constitution reserves to the States.  As the Framers wisely understood when they ratified the Tenth Amendment, the division of power between the States and the federal government is essential to the preservation of liberty.  I applaud the Court for unanimously enforcing this limit on federal power.”

 

Last fall, Sen. Cruz spoke at the Heritage Foundation about the limits on the federal government’s treaty power under the Constitution. See the video and excerpts here – http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=613

 

Sen. Cruz also published an article with the Harvard Law Review on this topic –http://harvardlawreview.org/2014/01/limits-on-the-treaty-power/

 

Additionally, Sen. Cruz published an op-ed in Washington Post about this case – http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ted-cruz-the-supreme-court-can-use-a-soap-opera-case-to-stop-federal-overreach/2013/11/04/bf0542f0-4574-11e3-a196-3544a03c2351_story.html

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One thought on “Sen. Cruz: Court Unanimously Rejects Obama Administration’s Arguments for Increased Power for the 10th Time

  1. Isn’t Sen. Ted Cruz a refreshing politician?? He expresses himself and explain’s the Constitution with such precision. If only more on Capital Hill had the same conviction and knowledge of the intentions our founding father’s had for the USA, instead of attempting to under mind the Constitution. and Liberty.

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