Dershowitz to Newsmax: Courts Will Rule Against Biden on Mandate Penalties, per Newsmax headline.
The courts will likely agree that the federal government has the power to enforce vaccine mandates, but they’ll say that the rules and punishments will have to come from Congress, not from President Joe Biden, Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.
He also told Friday’s “American Agenda” that he expects the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a preliminary ruling within a month over whether Biden should have issued the mandates, and the decision will depend on the answers to several questions.
“No. 1, is this something the federal government can do as compared to the states?” Dershowitz said. “The states have police power. The federal government doesn’t have police power. The federal government’s powers have to derive from the text of the Constitution.”
Interesting. Dershowitz believes the Supreme Court will reject Biden’s mandate — NOT because it’s a savage violation of individual rights, but on pragmatic grounds, i.e because the Congress should do it, not the President. Seriously? Would it be ok for the federal government to force abortions or to sterilize people, or to put them in political prison camps, so long as Congress ordered it rather than the President!? If so, our Constitution is in ashes. Nevertheless, I don’t trust the Supreme Court even to issue the pragmatic decision Dershowitz predicts. After their refusal even to consider the considerable evidence suggesting election fraud in 2020, we can never trust them with anything again. Biden will get his way.
Will people refuse to comply? We shall soon know.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason