Courts high and low continue to frustrate President Joe Biden and the White House, with Friday’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling just the latest in a long line of setbacks, which could continue with the conservative Supreme Court flexing its power.
Biden expressed shock and anger at the overturning of Roe v. Wade in comments made early Friday afternoon.
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“It just stuns me,” Biden said, calling the decision “a sad day for the court and the country.”
But the president has experienced many frustrations with courts going back to the beginning of his administration.
A federal judge temporarily barred the White House from ending the migration health policy known as Title 42 in April, which came on the heels of a Florida-based judge overturning the federal mask mandate. Before that, the Supreme Court blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium in August 2021, then struck down the federal vaccine mandate for private businesses in January.
On Friday, the same day the Supreme Court’s abortion was handed down, another federal court paused the Biden administration’s ban on Juul vapes.
The next big setback could involve the Homeland Security Department, which is facing lawsuits from two different groups regarding its investigation into mounted border agents accused of whipping Haitian immigrants last September.
A new and aggressive legal arm of the Heritage Foundation is demanding that DHS cough up long-hidden details of the investigation, filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for “all documents related to the Department of Homeland Security’s politicized investigation into mounted Border Patrol agents near Del Rio, Texas.”
Similarly, the National Police Association filed its own Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against DHS and its U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency for failing to respond to a February request for all records regarding CBP’s investigation into the incident.
Losing the case could pile on more embarrassment for Biden, particularly at the southern border, which conservatives have long held is a major failure for his administration. The “w …